Protein pancakes made from protein powder and eggs with nut butter on top

Protein pancake recipe: Alice Liveing shares a muscle building breakfast for Pancake Day

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Pancake day is just around the corner, so get the ingredients ready for this high-protein breakfast. 

We believe that pancakes are for life, not just for Shrove Tuesday. But given that we need to celebrate the small things right now, we’re making sure that this Tuesday’s feast is better than ever. 

Whether you’re a lemon and sugar person or prefer a savoury crepe, there is a pancake recipe that will suit you. For those who love training, protein pancakes are the delicious way to eat festively while still getting in all the post-workout nutrition you need to recover from your sessions. By no means are they a replacement for your childhood favourite, but there’s a reason searches for protein pancakes are at an all-time high: we’re all looking for ways to support recovery that don’t compromise on taste. 

To make your protein pancakes delicious, it’s important to choose the best ingredients for the job. Make sure you stock up on our best-rated vegan protein powders to make sure that they don’t taste chalky or chewy. 

Then it’s all about making sure that you perfect the recipe. We turned to Alice Liveing, personal trainer and author of three best-selling recipe books, to share her favourite post-workout pancake recipe. 

“I love these pancakes for a tasty weekend breakfast. They’re light, fluffy and full of flavour, so they’re perfect to satisfy a sweet tooth,” Alice says. “Plus they take under 15 minutes to make, and require a hefty drizzle of peanut butter on top.”

Protein pancakes made from protein powder and eggs with nut butter on top
Protein pancake recipe from Alice Liveing

The best protein pancake recipe

Serves one or two people.


2 large eggs (I use Clarence Court)  ⁣

50g protein power (I use Form Nutrition vegan vanilla) ⁣

50ml coconut milk ⁣

1 big spoon (or more) of nut butter ⁣

Any other toppings you want


  1. Mix your eggs, protein and coconut milk together until fully combined. ⁣
  2. Add some oil or butter to a large frying pan and then pour in your mixture to create mini pancakes. 
  3. Once the pancakes start to bubble, flip them and cook until browned on each side. 
  4. Dollop the nut butter and any other toppings on to serve.

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Images: Alice Liveing 

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Chloe Gray

Chloe Gray is the senior writer for's fitness brand Strong Women. When she's not writing or lifting weights, she's most likely found practicing handstands, sipping a gin and tonic or eating peanut butter straight out of the jar (not all at the same time).