Impress Your Brunch Crew with Gingerbread Protein Pancakes

by Chris Miquel December 14, 2015

Impress Your Brunch Crew with Gingerbread Protein Pancakes


  • While pancakes are delicious, it’s easy to overindulge in them
  • Make your pancakes more substantial by adding protein powder, oats, and Greek yogurt
  • Spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves create a gingerbread flavor
  • These pancakes not only taste great but will help fill you up and meet your protein needs
If it wasn’t hard enough to resist your FOMO already, the approaching holidays offer a whole new set of problems with pumpkin spices and full-fat varieties of heartwarming foods. Combat this by trying out these gingerbread protein pancakes. Eschewing the white flour of normal pancakes, these use rolled oats, vanilla protein powder, and Greek yogurt to create delicious and hearty flapjacks packed with protein and long-lasting carbs for a full day. Better still, with the right combination of spices, they taste just like gingerbread. So go ahead, give them a try, and be a strong, independent woman who don’t need no (gingerbread) man. Add some protein powder to this recipe, for the ultimate protein punch.


  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder, vanilla flavor, or equivalent
  • ⅓ cup reduced fat (1%) plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 large egg whites (½ cup)
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. spice mix (see below)
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. molasses (Blackstrap if possible)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ¼ medium pear, cut into bite-sized chunks (optional)


  1. To make spice mix, combine cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  2. Combine protein powder, yogurt, egg whites, oats, coconut flour, 1 tsp. spice mix, baking powder, and molasses in a medium bowl; mix well.
  3. Heat large nonstick skillet lightly coated with spray over medium heat.
  4. Ladle about ¼ cup batter for each pancake; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbles form on top. Flip. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Repeat until all batter is used.
  6. Serve two pancakes topped with pear, if desired; serve immediately.


Yield: Makes 3 servings

Serving Size: 2 pancakes each

Calories per serving: 153

Fat per serving: 2g

Saturated fat per serving: 1g

Carbs per serving: 19g

Protein per serving: 14g

Fiber per serving: 4g

Sugar per serving: 8g

Sodium per serving: 220mg

Chris Miquel
Chris Miquel


Chris is a serial entrepreneur, internet marketer, and founder of Get Your Fit Together who was an out of shape father who is finally Getting His Fit Together. He started the publication in hopes of empowering a Fitter, Healthier, and Happier You!

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