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Blueberry Almond Protein Pancakes

Blueberry Almond Protein Pancakes are low carb and gluten free, yet will satisfy your cravings for pancakes in a healthy way. They are absolutely bursting with blueberries. So much so, you really don’t need to add much syrup  to these pancakes.

Blueberry Almond Protein Pancakes #glutenfree #healthy


Plus, these pancakes have protein powder added in. If you’re like me and you struggle to get enough protein, this is a huge bonus.

Blueberry Almond Protein Pancakes #glutenfree #healthy

Blueberry Almond Protein Pancakes are so scrumptious, it’s hard to believe there’s no flour in them. Instead almond meal is used along with a banana (very ripe), an egg, some almond butter, vanilla protein powder, and cinnamon and almond extract for flavoring.

Blueberry Almond Protein Pancakes #glutenfree #healthy

This recipe is definitely not the type of recipe I usually post. That is- it’s healthy.  Now I love a good old southern casserole, a biscuit slathered with butter, and a slab of pie. But I can’t eat that way all the time. So I’ve decided to share some of the healthy things I eat too.

Ordinarily if I want pancakes for breakfast, I want Buttermilk Pancakes. But if the pants are fitting a little snug as they usually do after the holidays, these Blueberry Almond Protein Pancakes are a good alternative.

Blueberry Almond Protein Pancakes

I love how full of blueberries they are and the almond butter and banana give then just enough sweetness that you only need a touch of maple syrup.

Note: You can buy almond meal at some grocery stores or you can buy Almond Meal online. You can also make your own by grinding whole almonds until finely ground.

Blueberry Almond Protein Pancakes #glutenfree #healthy

Blueberry Almond Protein Pancakes #glutenfree #healthy

Blueberry Almond Protein Pancakes

Blueberry Almond Protein Pancakes are bursting with blueberries and are a healthy way to start your day. Gluten-free and Paleo-friendly.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 10 mins
TOTAL: 20 mins


  • 1 banana mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • maple syrup


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl, adding blueberries last so they don’t get smashed.
  • Grease a griddle or large nonstick pan with coconut oil.
  • Using 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour batter onto griddle. Cook until undersides are browned, flip and cook until pancakes are set all the way through.
  • Serve with maple syrup.


Yield: 2 servings (2 pancakes per serving)


Calories: 198kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Breakfast

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Recipe Source: slightly adapted from Livin Paleo Cuisine

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31 thoughts on “Blueberry Almond Protein Pancakes”

  1. Made these for brunch today – LOVED them! So juicy, wonderful texture and consistency. I mistakenly omitted the almond butter (one of my favorite things, so rather shocking really) but they still ended up quite delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      So glad you loved them! You will probably love them even more with the almond butter. 🙂

  2. I just tried making these and ended up with a pile of wet mush that I really couldn’t get to firm enough consistency to flip. I must admit that I used frozen but thawed blueberries, so there might have been too much liquid. Otherwise, they taste great and are very sweet! I cannot imagine adding syrup to them!

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Sorry the consistency didn’t work for you Kathy, but I’m glad you liked the taste. 🙂

    2. I wish I’d read your comment. This was my first try at a high protein pancake. I do not eat animal products, and needed more protein at breakfast. Big mush pile for sure! I did use the ground flax/water mix for egg replacement. I’ve never had a problem using egg replacements before, but maybe that’s why this recipe didn’t work.

  3. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    I love blueberry pancakes but never have tried adding protein powder before – can’t think of a better or more healthy way to start my morning off than with a stack of these!

  4. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    I love the combination of almond flour and banana as the base for these pancakes! It’s nice when a sinful tasting breakfast isn’t so sinful!

  5. Lynn | The Road to Honey

    My hubby loves pancakes; however, I rarely serve them because they are full of carbs. This is a healthier version chock full of all my favorite clean ingredients. Pancakes might just be in order for this house. Pinned and will make.

      1. Lynn | The Road to Honey

        I made these this AM Christin and they were a big hit. Let’s just say these will be regulars in my breakfast rotation. 🙂

  6. Amy @ Chew Out Loud

    I love that this is full of protein and goodness. Almond meal sounds like a fab sub for flour! I’d love to try this on a weekend morning! Nice change and sounds like I might be able to pass it off as a “normal” pancake for the kiddos 🙂

  7. I’ve been wanting to try healthier pancakes like this as a friend has been telling me about plain old banana and egg for a while! Love that you added nut butter, too — these sound completely satisfying! 🙂

  8. I have most of a bag of almond meal that I need to use up – these pancakes look like a perfect way to do that! And blueberry / almond is suchhh a good combo!

  9. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    These look amazing! I love the addition of almond to the classic blueberry pancakes. Love all the healthy options and great twist 🙂

  10. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    These look incredible! I’m with you, I love to indulge but I don’t think I’d be missing anything (even the syrup!) with these pancakes.

  11. These pancakes look amazing, Christin! I love that you are sharing a healthy pancake recipe! Gluten free and low carb and still looks gorgeous? Sounds perfect to me 🙂

  12. Wow!! These look amazing!! ..and they’re gluten free?? …and low carb?? for the win!! I need some of these pancakes in my life!! 🙂 Great recipe girl!

  13. Shashi @ runninsrilankan

    YAYAYYYY for healthy, gluten free pancakes! – though at first I thought I was on another blog and not yours 🙂 These are my kind of pancakes!!! So glad you posted something healthy! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      LOL! I was worried people would think they had gone to the wrong blog! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too Shashi!

  14. Sarah@Whole and Heavenly Oven

    I absolutely cannot wait to make these pancakes, Christin! My mom is on a no-grains, high-protein diet so I’m positive she will love these! It definitely can’t hurt that they look absolutely gorgeous too. 🙂 Pinned and definitely trying asap!

  15. olivia - Primavera Kitchen

    I LOOOOOVE this recipe! This is definitely my type of breakfast! I also love that they are low carb and gluten free 😉

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