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When it comes to culinary creations, American cuisine is known for a few things, but none are as delicious (or as iconic) as good ol’ fashioned pancakes. Served with a side of bacon and eggs, maple syrup and some butter, nothing beats a hot plate of pancakes. But while those little fluffy stacks of heaven are usually high in carbs and low on healthy ingredients, high protein pancake mixes take everything you love about your morning pancakes and make them healthier than ever.
With a variety of flavors to choose from—plus so many brands toting different types of protein isolates—it can be a Herculean task to find the right mix (pun intended). That’s why we’ve rounded up the best protein pancake mixes on the market and divided them by category.
From super-high protein pancakes to Keto options and even protein mixes that are packed with delicious chocolate chips and other savory ingredients, check out our favorite options and make the next move toward making those gains.
1. FlapJacked Protein Pancake & Baking Mix
Bridging the best of both worlds, this delicious pancake mix packs a whopping 20 grams of protein and is made with a whey isolate and contains zero artificial ingredients. With less than 20 carbs and only around 200 calories per serving, these hearty pancakes make one hell of a great pre- or post-workout meal. This mix also is also available in four flavors, but while Cinnamon Apple definitely hit that sweet spot, there’s no way we’re ditching Buttermilk as our favorite.
2. P28 Foods The Original High Protein Pancake Dry Mix
And if you’re really looking to pack on mass, this pancake mix comes with a hearty 28 grams of protein per serving—making it the highest concentrated mix of protein on our list. And that’s just with two pancakes! Made with zero GMOs and no trans fats, these healthy pancakes are sure to hit that sweet spot. Plus, unlike other mixes that are packed with artificial ingredients and additives, these just feature only natural ingredients (and a hell of a lot of whey protein isolate) to help you feel great.
3. Paleo Pancake & Waffle Mix by Birch Benders
BEST LOW-CARB OPTION
This hearty Paleo-friendly pancake mix contains roughly 22 four-inch pancakes per packet (which isn’t bad for under $5) and is both grain- and gluten-free. Made with zero grains, they’re surprisingly fluffy and only include 11g of net carbs per serving. At 6g per serving, their protein count is definitely lower than other mixes on this list, but that just makes them less of a recovery meal and more of an everyday pancake mix.
4. Kodiak Cakes Pancake On the Go
BEST GRAB-AND-GO OPTION
100% all natural, non-GMO and packed with 10 grams of protein per serving, this Kodiak pancake mix is made with 100% whole grains and includes 3g of fiber per serving. While using milk definitely adds some volume, these pancakes were designed to be devoured on the go and only require ¼ cup of water to make. What’s more, each box comes with 12 individually packaged pancake mixes, so you can literally get your grub on in the car.
5. Birch Benders Keto Chocolate Chip Pancake & Waffle Mix
And for when you want a little something extra in your pancakes, this chocolate chip mix is sure to hit that sweet spot. Made with 9g of protein with 5g of fiber and only 6g of carbs per serving, these delicious pancakes are sure to be an instant favorite. With no added sugar, they’re also grain- and gluten-free, which makes them a great option for Keto followers, too.