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Six fluffy buttermilk pancakes stacked on top of each other with melting butter and drizzled maple syrup on a white plate.

Protein Buttermilk Pancakes

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  • Author: Ella @myconvenientkitchen
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


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Dry ingredients:

  1. 2 cups All-purpose flour
  2. 2 Tbs Sugar
  3. 2 tsp Baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp Salt
  6. 60g Protein powder (note 1)

Wet ingredients:

  1. 2 cups Buttermilk (note 2)
  2. 2 Large eggs (note 2)
  3. 1 tsp Vanilla extract (optional)
  4. 3 Tbs Unsalted butter, melted
  5. Additional Oil for cooking


Mix Dry Ingredients:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups flour, 2 Tbsp sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 60 gram protein powder and 1/2 tsp salt.

Mix Wet Ingredients (except for melted butter):

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 cups buttermilk, 2 eggs, and 1 tsp vanilla until well blended.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until just blended.

Add Butter:

  • Add 3 Tbsp melted butter and gently mix until just combined. The batter should be lumpy. 

Prepare to Cook:

  • Rest the pancake mixture for about 10 min.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add oil to the skillet. 

Cook Pancakes:

  • Pour about 1/3 cup of batter onto the skillet for each pancake.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes and flip the pancakes once bubbles start appearing on the surface.
  • Cook for a further 2-3 minutes on the other side until both sides are golden brown.


  • Serve the pancakes immediately with a dollop of butter; they are delicious just as they are.
  • Or serve the pancakes with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of granola for added texture and a tangy contrast to the sweetness.
  • Top the pancakes with a generous spoonful of nut butter and sliced bananas for a protein-packed, delicious breakfast.


  1. I used Impact Whey Protein powder in vanilla because it is the brand I currently have in my pantry.
  2. Buttermilk and eggs should be at room temperature.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Stove top