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If you’re looking for a great comfort breakfast food with a protein boost, you definitely don’t want to miss this recipe!


Pancakes are made at least once or twice a week in our house. It’s one of the few things that everyone in the house will eat without push back.  We’ve been using the same recipe for years and now our 8 and 10 year old girls have it memorized and will often take lead on making them. Our recipe is easy, filling, and quite tasty. 


As many of you know, I am always on the quest for making my “tried and true” meals more protein packed and nutritious while not making them taste like garbage. Life is too short for bad food. So on this quest, I recently started experimenting with whey protein concentrate and decided to add it to our pancake recipe. Below is our favorite buttermilk pancake recipe with a boost of protein from the whey concentrate. If you don’t have the whey on hand, you can purchase via the link below or just skip it.


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Coach Kat’s Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes w/ Protein Boost

Makes approximately 20 3-4 inch pancakes 



1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup low fat buttermilk

1/4 cup 1% milk

1 whole egg

1.5 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 scoop It’s Just whey protein concentrate (affiliate link)


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl; mix thoroughly

  2. Combine all wet ingredients in another bowl or 2+ cup measuring cup; mix thoroughly

  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; mix thoroughly, it is okay to have a few lumps

  4. Heat griddle or skillet on medium / medium-high heat. Lightly grease, if required.

  5. Use ¼ cup measuring cup to scoop pancake batter and pour onto skillet or griddle

  6. Flip pancakes when bubbles appear; remove from skillet or griddle when cooked through

  7. Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Add pancake “stuffers” such as chocolate chips, blueberries, etc. Note: nutrition facts do not include “stuffers”

  • Top with greek yogurt for a bigger protein boost!

  • Other pancake toppings include butter, syrup, honey, whipped cream, etc. Note: nutrition facts do not include toppings

  • Pair with other tasty options such as bacon, sausage, eggs, fruits and veggies

  • Go rogue and try a second scoop of whey protein concentrate. Add additional 1% milk if you need to thin out the batter. Note: nutrition facts reflect original recipe but protein per pancake is increased to approximately 4g per pancake. 


Quick Nutrition Facts


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5 pancakes

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