Easy, High-Protein Hotcakes

These skillet-baked pancakes are packed with protein and other muscle-building ingredients. Get the simple recipe here.

Every so often a recipe comes along that becomes a staple. These sweet potato waffles did a pretty good job of that. Folks everywhere haven’t had another breakfast since their discovery. This baked pancake promises to be another game changer.

Cake, In a Pan

In some cultures, they’re called “hotcakes.” In others, “skillet cakes.” Whatever name you give them there’s no denying their fluffy pancake texture, guilt-free great taste, and nutrient profile. Eat them for breakfast or dessert, or cut them up into snack-sized portions.

Many protein powder recipes can be rubbery and dry, but not these. You’ll get one big fluffy pancake that’ll serve one hungry person or two struggling hardgainers. The whole pancake packs a whopping 53 grams protein, coming from a mix of whey isolate, micellar casein, and eggs. That means a complete amino acid profile with varying degrees of time release.

You’ve got a few portions of fruit in there too, as well as over a third of your daily fiber intake in one sitting. This protein pancake will keep you fueled and keep your body running like clockwork.


  • 1 Medium ripe banana
  • 1/2 Cup uncooked rolled oats or oat flour
  • 2 Whole eggs
  • 1 and 1/3 scoop (40g) vanilla Metabolic Drive (on Amazon)
  • 1/5 Cup (2.1 oz) zero-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Cup frozen berries
  • 1 Heaped teaspoon pumpkin seeds (or any other seeds)
  • Few pinches salt


  1. Preheat oven to 360 Fahrenheit or 180 Celsius.
  2. Toss all the ingredients into a blender or food processor except the berries and seeds. Blend until well combined with no whole oats visible.
  3. Spray an oven-proof skillet with a little low-calorie cooking spray. Pour the smooth batter into the skillet.
  4. Throw some berries and seeds on top. You can use fresh berries, but frozen are just as good and keep the pancakes extra moist.
  5. Bake on the top shelf for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Optional: Serve with a little extra Greek yogurt, honey, maple syrup, or sugar-free syrup.

Bonus: Why Pumpkin Seeds?

The pumpkin seeds are a nice touch, especially if you’re thinning a little on top. They contain beta-sitosterol which inhibits the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Multiple randomized controlled trials in both rats and humans have shown pumpkin seed oil to have antiandrogenic effects and help with male hair loss. For a healthy hormonal profile, pumpkin seeds are a great option.

Calories and Macros for the Whole Damn Thing

  • 641 calories
  • 17 grams fat
  • 72 grams carbs
  • 53 grams protein
  • 12 grams fiber