Gluten-Free Protein Pancakes

Hi everyone! Did you have a nice weekend? We had quite a productive one! Not only did we get our homemade shelves up in the kitchen, but I also started, finished, and filed our taxes yesterday! Woohoo!

Here are the shelves (instructions from Amy Krist’s website). I’ve really been liking the industrial look and had fallen in love with these reclaimed wood shelves from West Elm as well as their L-beam wood shelf , but knew we could do something for less money. We only spent around $30 for the wood, brackets, stain, and screws (we already had the wall anchors). Much better than the $200-$250 we would have spent, plus we (or rather, WHH) have the pride of having made it ourselves!

Here they are empty:

West Elm inspired DIY Industrial Shelves empty

And with (most) of their intended items, such as our fruits and veggies that don’t go in the fridge:

West Elm inspired DIY Industrial Shelves filled

Now on to other things I’ve been whipping up lately: protein pancakes (gluten free, per usual)! I made up the recipe based on some other similar recipes I had seen. I need a hearty breakfast full of fiber and protein to fill me up for a good 3-4 hours. After messing around with different combinations, this one finally held me over! It makes about two medium-sized pancakes. The full recipe can be found at the end of the post.

Mix together 1/2 banana, 1 egg, 1/2 scoop protein powder (I use RAW protein in Vanilla), ~1/8 c ground oats (I use regular oats and grind it in our Magic Bullet until it makes a powder, but you could also use them as is).

Gluten-free protein pancake mix

Heat a little coconut oil on a small pan.

Heating coconut oil on pan

Once the oil is liquid, move it around the pan to coat, then put in about half of the batter. Flip the pancake once bubbles start to form and cook to your desired crispiness.

Finally, the best part: top with whatever your heart desires! Some combos I’ve tried are organic raspberries, a little family maple syrup, and fresh ground honey peanut butter from Whole Foods…

Gluten-free protein pancakes with organic raspberries, maple syrup, and peanut butter

…and what I call the “healthy Elvis”—peanut butter, a little family maple syrup, and the other half of the banana cut up.

The healthy Elvis: gluten-free protein pancakes with bananas, maple syrup, and peanut butter.

Whole Health Dork’s Gluten Free Protein Pancakes
Serving: 2 medium-sized pancakes
Nutrition (without toppings):  241 calories, 23g carbs, 10g fat, 17g protein, 71g sodium, 7g sugar

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (such as RAW protein in Vanilla),
  • ~1/8 c ground oats
  • ~1 tsp coconut oil

Mix together banana, egg, protein powder, and oats while you heat up the coconut oil on a small pan. Once the oil is liquid, move it around the pan to coat, then put in about half of the batter. Flip the pancake once bubbles start to form and cook to your desired crispiness.

Questions: Did you get anything accomplished recently that feels really good to have done? Do you like tweaking recipes to find what works for you? Would you try my pancakes?

As always, I welcome any questions or suggestions! Thanks for stopping by!

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11 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Protein Pancakes

  1. I might try those pancakes, they sound and look really good!

  2. The shelves look great!! I love the idea of displaying the fruit 🙂

  3. Not sure if my last comment posted! I love the shelves, and the idea of displaying the fruit! I’m sure if I put my fruit where I saw it more often it wouldn’t go to waste as much 🙂

    • Hi Sarah! Thanks for stopping by! Yes, the first one went through, it just probably didn’t show up right away because I moderate comments (to make sure no one is mean or says something inappropriate).

      We previously had our fruit on top of the fridge, which means it didn’t keep as well. Plus there was an incident of one of us opening the freezer and the bowl falling on us (and denting the fridge!) because the bowl was too close to the edge. So we decided we needed shelves. It’s also a great visual for when we do grocery shopping! We can quickly look and see what we’re out of.

  4. Shelves look great. I love the feeling of accomplishment for a home project.
    How do you calculate the nutrition information for your pancakes ? That interests me ! Have a great week.

  5. I’m always trying new protein powders – usually to see about ones that offer not as much fake stuff even for the sweeteners. I picked up the Raw protein in vanilla which I love it’s ingredient profile but find that if I use a whole scoop whatever I’m making tastes awful, but a 1/2 scoop that is where it is at!

    • Hi Jade! Thanks for stopping by. The whole scoop can make the smoothie a bit gritty, but I find that if I use a whole scoop with some almond/coconut milk combo, cacao powder, hemp, spinach, and supergreens mix, I can’t taste it very much at all. What do you usually mix it with?

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