Recipe: Protein Packed Apple Cinnamon Pancake


With around 15 grams of protein, this tasty pancake is designed to fuel muscle building. 

I have been trying to figure out ways to incorporate more protein in my diet, and came up with this recipe. The pancake gets its muscle-building power from the addition of a pea protein powder. See my reviews of several other protein powders here.

Combined with garbanzo bean flour (which could be my favorite and most versatile ingredient), applesauce and cinnamon, the pea protein powder’s bland taste disappears completely, but it still bulks up the pancake itself.

The pancake is super simple to prepare since it only contains a handful of ingredients, and cooks up in only a few minutes in a non-stick pan. I topped mine with a spoonful of almond butter for even a little more protein and healthy fat.


1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour

1/2 scoop pea protein powder

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons applesauce

Large sprinkle of cinnamon

1/4 cup water.


Preheat a non-stick pan under low heat. While pan heats up, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Make sure to stir well enough so the batter is smooth and no flour lumps remain. Once pan is hot, spread batter evenly.

Allow the pancake to cook until the ends start to brown and bubbles can be seen throughout the body of the pancake. Flip with spatula until other side begins to brown. Serve with almond butter, maple syrup, agave nectar, fresh fruit or a combo of all of them.

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