Yes I’m a Vegetarian. Yes I Get Enough Protein

I’m not going to go on a rant about how many times I get asked “But how do you get enough protein?” Because I know I get enough protein.

Exhibit A:

A while back, in my vegan days, I tried Katie’s brownie batter protein pancakes, and they were quite delicious! This morning, I was craving something similar, but I decided to explore what my non-vegan options were… mostly, because I had some egg whites in the fridge that needed to be used up πŸ˜‰ I came across this recipe from the Fitnessista and it looked perfect! Of course, I did some tweak-age, to satisfy a sudden peanut butter craving. Here’s where things landed:

Peanut-y Protein Pancakes


  • Β  Β 1.5 scoops vanilla protein powder (I like the designer whey stuff)
  • Β  Β 1 egg white (I use egg beaters)
  • Β  Β 1/4 cup light soymilk
  • Β  Β 2 tbsp peanut flour
  • Β  Β 3/4 t baking powder
  • Β  Β pinch sea salt
  • Β  Β 1/2 t vanilla stevia (or vanilla + stevia!)

I let my skillet heat up (on med heat) and sprayed it with a little non-stick spray. Then I whisked all my ingredients together until I had a smooth batter. I poured half of it into the skillet to make a 4″ size pancake. (Anything larger, and I can’t flip it.) It cooked pretty quick, and then I cooked the rest of the batter. So I had two large pancakes.

Look how perfect those turned out! Now I have to admit, these were a little dry. I’m not sure if I messed something up, or maybe I shouldn’t have tried peanut butter flour. However, I topped it with about 1/3 of a banana, and some sugar free pancake syrup, and they were perfect.

Curious about the nutritional information on these babies? Ok fine, Here you go. That’s before adding topping, but hello! That’s 43g of protein in 250 calories! Who says vegetarians don’t get enough protein πŸ˜‰

I do want to figure out a way to make them a little more moist. Any ideas on this? Maybe if I added some canned pumpkin or some applesauce?

Have you ever tried protein pancakes? Do you eat a lot of protein in the morning? I usually try to get at least 15g in, to keep me full before lunch!

Maybe next time someone asks me where I get my protein, I’ll say pancakes πŸ˜‰

<3 Liz


  1. You should definitely say pancakes when someone asks!! Best answer ever!

  2. I get a LOT of protein from almonds =) and greek yogurt! and obv other things but almonds and yogurt are my fav!


  3. haha and yes, totally say “pancakes” i’d love to see peoples dumbfounded expressions! <3

  4. Yum!!! That is so much stinkin protein in there girl! I’m so going to have to try those for sure. I love protein pancakes, I’ve tried like a billion recipes haha

  5. Love the name of this post. I get asked that ALL THE TIME.

  6. That’s pretty much the number one question I get! I would love to see the look on someone’s face when you told them where you get your protein πŸ™‚

  7. Next time I would just use one scoop of the protein. And, you could add a tbsp. or two of applesauce or pumpkin to make them more moist. πŸ™‚ great recipe though! i always eat protein in the morning. I need to have around 20 grams to keep me full. here’s a really simple recipe that i use:

    1/3 c. oats
    1.3 c. cottage cheese
    1.3 c. egg whites
    stevia to taste
    1/2-1 tsp. baking powder
    almond milk to reach desired consistency
    1/2 scoop protein powder (designer whey works!)
    any other mix-ins you want to add. πŸ™‚

    make sure to blend this in a blender or magic bullet. it makes for some great waffles and/or pancakes!

    • Thank you SO MUCH for this!!!! I’m totally going to try this next time I’m craving some protein!!! πŸ™‚

      • I really enjoy your blog. My aunt taught me how to make whole grain pancakes with ricotta cheese. The ricotta cheese really makes the pancakes moist. I put in 2 tbsp of low fat ricotta and mix it in the blender with the pancake batter. Turn out moist each time.

  8. i def try to get protein in the morning! and every meal and snack!! i love protein pancakes, but these ones look SO much better than mine!

  9. I have tried protein pancakes before. When done right, they can be quite delicious (and filling).

  10. Haha, you should definitely see what happens when you tell people that you eat pancakes for breakfast… most people know so little about nutrition that they’ll probably just nod at you, dumbfounded!

    I try and get a lot of protein in in the morning, yes. I need it to keep me going during school!

  11. Those look awesome – They look just like restaurant pancakes! I like protein in the morning because it keeps my belly full πŸ™‚ Soy milk, nut butters, bean spread… Those are just SOME of my favourites!

  12. These look really good!

  13. When I was a vegetarian I definitely did not get enough protein but that’s because I didn’t know what to eat.

    Now that I eat meat again, I’m actually a better vegetarian! I eat tofu, Smartdogs, tempeh, tons of beans, PB, and greek yogurt. More of protein intake is from non-meat than meat. Go figure!

  14. those look amazing!!!!!

  15. i think that many vegetarians (bloggers at least) get MORE protein than most meat eaters!

    Haha the irony!

    <3 i do eat meat, but iabsolutely love protein from vegetarian sources. i just wish my thyroid wasn't totally opposed and slowed down by soy!


  16. I can’t believe those have 43 grams of protein! That’s incredible for a pancake! I get tired of answering the same old “Don’t you get enough protein?” question as well. I usually get my morning protein from Kashi cereal, nuts, or nut butter…but unfortunately not 43 grams worth πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend!

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  18. I just found your blog and am absolutely loving it. I haven’t been eating meat lately but I seriously need to try to get more protein into my system. I am your newest follower


  19. I do eat protein pancakes (occasionally) and they’re fabulous!! People always ask me where I get my protein from and I’ll usually shrug and start saying things like: beans, whole grains, blah, blah, whatever. I know I get enough and I’m just so tired of having to defend myself and the way I eat.

  20. woahhh this recipe sounds amazing, i wanna try it but i dont own any peanut flour, would whole wheat flour suffice?

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