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Lemon Protein Pancakes

These Lemon Protein Pancakes with chia seeds are delicious and a great way to start your day. They’re healthy and easy to make, with only 290 calories per serving.

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I absolutely adore whipping up some protein pancakes for breakfast! They’re incredibly yummy and give me the kick-start I need to tackle the day ahead. These Lemon Chia seeds Pancakes (and these Pumpkin Protein Pancakes) are my go-to recipe for protein pancakes. The protein comes from egg whites and protein powder. The binding ingredients are oats and banana. The lemony flavor it’s just the icing on the cake!

These fluffy and filling pancakes are not only a delight and super tasty but also provide a great way to incorporate protein into your diet. All in all, protein pancakes are an awesome breakfast choice that I wholeheartedly recommend!

Calories: 280 | Carbs: 28g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 3g 

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This recipe is for one person but you can easily double it or make multiple batches to freeze and eat when you have no time to prepare breakfast.

  • Egg whites from 2 eggs
  • Vanilla protein powder (your favorite kind)
  • A banana
  • Chia seeds
  • A splash of vanilla extract
  • Baking powder
  • Lemon zest
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • A little bit of oat flour or all-purpose flour as a binding.
  • To switch things up, I’ll sometimes throw in some cinnamon or vanilla extract.
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How To Make Lemon Protein Pancakes

Making these protein pancakes is super easy. All you need to do is smash the banana with a fork first them add the rest of the ingredients and mix to form a smooth batter.

Cook them in a skillet for about a minute per side and you’re done!

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Helpful notes

  • Top them with Greek yogurt sweetened with no calorie sweetener. This will boost your protein intake!
  • Make ahead and have them ready to eat as a meal prep.

Store in Fridge: Stack the pancakes in a storage bag or airtight container. Ensure it is airtight to prevent moisture loss and maintain freshness. Store for up to 3 days.

Reheating in microwave: Place on a plate and cover with a microwave-safe cover or damp paper towel to retain moisture. Heat on medium power for about 20-30 seconds per pancake. Adjust the time depending on the wattage of your microwave.

Note: reheated pancakes might not be as fluffy as freshly made ones, but they can still be a delicious and convenient breakfast option.

Pancakes with a lemon on. the side.

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I hope you like this recipe! Do you have any questions I can help you with? Or if you made it, I would love it if you leave a comment or rating below.
Gracias!!!! xx, Ana

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Lemon Protein Pancakes

These Lemon Protein Pancakes with chia seeds are delicious and a great way to start your day. They’re healthy and easy to make, with only 290 calories per serving.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Ana Frias


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 65 grams banana
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • teaspoon vanilla extract (just a dash)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon oat flour or all-purpose flour


  • In a mixing bowl, smash the 65 grams banana with a fork.
  • Add the remaining of the ingredients and mix with a whisk until fully incorporated and the batter is smooth.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease the surface with cooking spray or a small amount of oil or butter.
  • Pour ¼ cup of the batter onto the pan. Cook until bubbles break the surface of the pancakes, and the undersides are golden brown, about 1 minute. Flip with a spatula and cook about 1 minute more on the second side.
  • Repeat the process until all the batter is used, adjusting the heat if necessary to prevent burning.
  • Serve the protein pancakes hot and enjoy them plain or with your favorite toppings.


Note: Calories are based on using Gold Standard 100% Whey (31 g for 1 serving for 120 calories/1g fat/3g carbs/24g protein) 
Tip: Weigh your portion instead of using your scoop to measure. Use the recommended grams for 1 serving of your favorite protein powder. However, your protein powder may have a different amount of calories and will affect the amount of calories noted for this recipe.

Private Notes


Serving: 4pancakes | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g


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