Seven-Ingredient Protein Pancakes (healthy, vegan + gluten free)

When on earth was the last time I’ve ever had a pancake? Two months? Three? But anyhow, it’s been too long. Time to make another pancake recipe!

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I for one am ALL about recipes that don’t require a million bazillion ingredients. Some pancake recipes will require three different kinds of flours, some kind of store-bought egg replacer, expensive vegan butter, or other random foods that I would never stash in my kitchen on a regular basis. Hence, I took the three most common ingredients people would use for a pancake recipe: oats, applesauce, and a liquid. But I did add in protein powder just for the sake of it and to make the recipe a little more unique. Mixed the ingredients, crossed my fingers, and bada-bing-bada-boom, it worked!

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So this recipe actually just requires four ingredients, but the cinnamon, baking powder, and apple cider vinegar just add those perfect aroma and fluffiness qualities to the pancakes. In addition, you’ll be obtaining almost half your servings of grains and fruits if you eat the entire batch of this recipe. To tell you the truth, that’s exactly what I did.

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If you do want to make this recipe more indulgent, use all-purpose flour for a fluffier and less grainy texture. Additionally, you can also add a little bit of oil or vegan butter because…fat makes everything taste better. Let’s be real. I garnished my pancakes with a little bit of Special K Red Berries cereal, an apple banana, and strawberries!

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Hope you enjoy this as much as I do! I will most certainly be creating it on a regular basis from now on. Because these ingredients are so healthy for you, you totally can too!

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RECIPE (serves 2)

  • 2 cups of gluten free rolled oats, ground into a flour
  • 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce, canned pumpkin, sweet potato purée, or mashed banana
  • 1 serving of vegan protein powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • Almond milk or water to thin out the batter


  1. Process the oats into a finely ground flour.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients. Slowly incorporate the wet and stir until there are no clumps, but refrain from over-mixing.
  3. Heat a nonstick skillet on low heat. Spray with nonstick spray or a light coating of oil if necessary.
  4. Spoon as much of the pancake batter as you wish. Heat each side for at least half a minute before flipping. Repeat until you run out of batter.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Do you like recipes with less than ten ingredients? Does fat make everything taste better?

2 responses to “Seven-Ingredient Protein Pancakes (healthy, vegan + gluten free)”

  1. OKAY YUM! I am pretty sure if I could, I would eat those EVERY single day!!!

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    1. Haha I’m glad you think this recipe looks wonderful!!


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