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Looking for the best healthy pancakes recipe? You’ve come to the right place! This protein-packed pancake recipe ticks all the boxes and makes the fluffiest, most delicious pancakes you’ll ever have.

Just imagine all the sweet and savory toppings and combos you could make right now!

So go get your apron and whisk, and let’s get started.

healthy pancakes recipe

The Best Healthy Pancakes Recipe

On most mornings, my breakfasts are packed with protein as it provides me with longer-lasting energy and I feel full for longer periods of time.

I make this healthy pancakes recipe with chickpea flour, a well-known source of protein. You can use any flour you like but remember: different flours will yield different pancake textures and taste.

You can also prepare the batter beforehand, cover it, and leave it in the fridge overnight to make it in the morning. To save time in the morning, I typically use two pans so I can cut the cooking time in half.


  • 1 ¼ cups chickpea flour
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used unflavored but you can use any flavor you want)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup plant milk of choice (I used oat milk but you can use any other plant-based milk)
  • ½ cup sparkling or still water (add as needed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-5 tsp. vegetable oil (I used avocado oil) for the batter
  • Cooking oil for the pan


In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients and stir well. In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients (excluding the water) and whisk to combine. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients. Using a whisk or a hand mixer, mix everything until the batter is smooth and lump-free. If the batter is thick and dry, add a little water and keep mixing until smooth.

Leave the batter to rest for 5-10 minutes. Spray the pan with cooking oil or butter and turn the heat to medium-high. Let the pan heat well before pouring the first scoop of batter.

Cook the pancakes on each side until golden brown. Serve warm with your toppings of choice.

healthy pancakes recipe

Ideas for Sweet and Savory Pancake Toppings

The versatility of these pancakes is amazing. You can eat them with a simple sugar and lemon topping, fresh fruits, or tomato and mozzarella slices. The possibilities and flavors are endless!

Here are some suggestions for sweet and savory topping ideas:

Sweet toppings:

Savory toppings:

  • Parmesan cheese
  • Crispy bacon
  • Tomato slices
  • Mozzarella
  • Mushrooms
  • Spring onions
  • Smoked salmon
  • Sliced avocado
  • Green pesto
  • Herbs and spices

healthy pancakes recipe

These Fluffy Healthy Pancakes Are the Perfect Nutritious Brunch

With spring just around the corner and the weather getting warmer, I plan to spend a lot of time at the park nearby or in my garden. These pancakes are my picnic staple: they’re easy to make and you can use all kinds of sweet and savory toppings for a fun day outside.

Did you make this healthy pancakes recipe? Be sure to tag me on Instagram and follow me on Pinterest to let me know how you liked them. I’d love to see how they turned out for you!

Looking for more healthy breakfast ideas? Here’s my favorite easy hearty breakfast perfect for lazy Sundays or busy mornings.

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