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Apple Cinnamon Vegan Protein Pancakes

These Apple Cinnamon Vegan Protein Pancakes require just 10 ingredients, 1 bowl, and take under 30 minutes start to finish! They’re a delicious source of plant-based protein and are sure to keep you full.

10-Ingredient Apple Cinnamon Vegan Protein Pancakes! | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #protein #pancakes #apple #cinnamon #recipe #breakfast #brunch

Lately, Aaron and I have been adapting our favorite vegan pancake recipe to be higher in protein, mostly because he has some steep protein requirements for his fitness goals and also because I hate it when I eat pancakes and then get hungry an hour later. The protein seems to keep us fuller for longer.

We recently had the opportunity to try out a new (to us) protein powder from Sunwarrior. This is a brand that I’m sure many of you are already familiar with. I had always heard good things about their protein, but for whatever reason simply hadn’t gotten around to trying it. So far, we’ve tried the vanilla flavor and can see why Sunwarrior comes so highly recommended—the texture is smooth, the flavor is a true vanilla (because they actually use vanilla extract), and it’s not overly sweet. That last point is a biggie. I find so many of the vegan protein powders to be way too heavy on the stevia and so sweet they’re borderline inedible.

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We’ve added the Warrior Blend to our pancake batter for the last couple of weeks with really good results. There’s no denying that the pancakes take on a bit of the flavor of the protein powder, but it’s subtle compared to other brands we’ve tried. My new favorite thing is to add lots of cinnamon and chopped apple to make apple cinnamon vegan protein pancakes. I just love the apple pie vibe and you almost don’t even need any syrup. Almost.

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We were all out of maple syrup and I spaced on picking up more at the grocery store, so I subbed in raw coconut nectar with great (and low-glycemic!) results. Then I remembered we also had some creamy peanut butter leftover from making those crave-worthy peanut cold sesame noodles I can’t seem to get enough of, and mixed up a small batch of 3-ingredient vegan caramel sauce. Definitely, definitely do that. Apple cinnamon pancakes + peanut butter caramel sauce is an amazing way to start or end your day. I’m a big fan of breakfast for dinner.

Here’s how these vegan protein pancakes break down:

10 ingredients
1 bowl
25-30 minutes
10 medium pancakes
19 grams of additional protein

They’re doable even on weekday mornings; however, I like to make them on Sundays and refrigerate or freeze the leftovers for quick meals during the week. Just pop ’em in the toaster, then add your favorite toppings for a comforting but healthy pancake breakfast that will truly keep you full for hours.

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Apple Cinnamon Vegan Protein Pancakes

10-Ingredient Apple Cinnamon Vegan Protein Pancakes! | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #protein #pancakes #apple #cinnamon #recipe #breakfast #brunch

Apple Cinnamon Vegan Protein Pancakes

Vegan,

Serves: about 10 medium pancakes


Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

These Apple Cinnamon Vegan Protein Pancakes require just 10 ingredients, 1 bowl, and take less than 30 minutes start to finish. They're a delicious source of plant-based protein and are sure to keep you full for hours.

10-Ingredient Apple Cinnamon Vegan Protein Pancakes! | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #protein #pancakes #apple #cinnamon #recipe #breakfast #brunch

Apple Cinnamon Vegan Protein Pancakes

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Ingredients

  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flax seeds, freshly ground + 3 tablespoons warm water)
  • 1 1/2 cups spelt flour
  • 1 serving Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Protein Powder in Vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 3/4 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil, plus extra for greasing the pan
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 medium organic apple, chopped

Cuisine: Vegan Servings: about 10 medium pancakes

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 5 mins Total Time: 15 mins

These Apple Cinnamon Vegan Protein Pancakes require just 10 ingredients, 1 bowl, and take less than 30 minutes start to finish. They're a delicious source of plant-based protein and are sure to keep you full for hours.

Instructions

  • Combine the ground flax and warm water and set it aside for 3-5 minutes to thicken.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the spelt flour, protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Pour in the non-dairy milk, coconut oil, vanilla, and flax mixture. Stir until just combined. Fold in the chopped apple.
  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Brush the pan with coconut oil, then pour the pancake batter onto the pan. Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Plate with your favorite toppings (like my 3-ingredient vegan caramel sauce), nuts/seeds, and enjoy!

Notes [1]

I find that grinding your own flax seeds just prior to using them makes all the difference. Pre-ground flax meal doesn’t gel up anywhere near as well, and thus it’s binding ability is inferior. It’s worth taking the extra minute to grind your own flax seeds.

Copyright © 2019 Amanda Maguire for Pickles & Honey

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  1. What a fabulous idea and I LOVE Sunwarrior products. I’m out of vanilla right now but just got a huge jug of their chocolate. I’m thinking that if I changed the fruit for these, I could get away with a cocoa version as well. I’ll let you know. Thanks for a great idea!

    1. Amanda says

      I just tried the chocolate in a shake–really good! And again, not overly sweet. You could definitely do a cocoa version of these pancakes. Maybe with strawberries or raspberries? Or banana?! So many options.

  2. im not very familiar wth too many protein powders, im glad you liked sunwarrior. these pancakes look marvelous…

  3. Samantha says

    These look so tasty!!! I’m always looking for a higher protein pancake ! I’ll definitely have to give these a try! Yesterday it felt so warm walking around Boston, I almost had to take my coat off, True Story

    1. Amanda says

      Our perspective on the cold is all skewed now! haha

  4. Shana says

    I completely agree with your opinion on protein powders. They are overly sweet and have way too much stevia (which gives me a headache). The only vegan protein powder I’ve liked so far is Vega but now I want to try SunWarrier. Do you know if it comes in sample sizes?

    1. Amanda says

      It looks like they sell sample packs on the Sunwarrior site!

  5. Cassie says

    Beautiful pancakes!

  6. Monika says

    hii
    use of egg is compulsary??

    1. Amanda says

      The pancakes use a flax egg, as is written in the recipe ingredients and instructions.

  7. Ruth says

    Is it really a tablespoon of baking powder? I’ve made a lot of pancakes and there’s usually more like a teaspoon with this quantity of flour, but maybe flax eggs require more leavening than regular ones? Looking forward to trying the recipe.

    1. Yep, it’s a tablespoon of baking powder! It makes for extra fluffy pancakes and you’re right–the flax eggs do not provide the same leavening as hen’s eggs.

  8. Ryan says

    Just made these pancakes this morning. I also use Vega protein but will give sin warrior a try next time! The pancakes came out fluffy and delicious. For sauce, I mixed together peanut butter, cinnamon, and plain Greek yogurt

    1. So glad you enjoyed the protein pancakes, Ryan!

  9. Wendy says

    spelt is wheat!!!!!!! it is just a different name from some other country. wheat is anono in the resistant starch diet. i just do not understand how people don’t think spelt is wheat.

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