Vegan Hemp Protein Pancakes (Gluten Free)

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Start your breakfast off with these delicious vegan Hemp Protein Pancakes that are add some extra protein to your morning with less sugar! These easy pancakes are gluten free and peanut free

Start your breakfast off with these delicious Hemp Protein Pancakes that are add some extra protein to your morning with less sugar! These easy pancakes are vegan and peanut free - @thefitcookie #vegan #breakfast

Hey friends! How is your New Year going? January is almost over, did you make any healthy resolutions that you are still sticking to? I am not a big resolution person, I like to set health and blogging goals throughout the year and adjust them as needed depending on how I’m feeling and how my health is doing.

Resolutions can be a good thing, if you know how to set them.

If you are setting resolutions or goals, make sure they are specific, measurable, attainable, and timely (have a date to reach them by). Research has shown that these are important aspects to successful goal setting. Anyone can make resolutions and goals, but it takes planning to fulfill them!

Start your breakfast off with these delicious Hemp Protein Pancakes that are add some extra protein to your morning with less sugar! These easy pancakes are vegan and peanut free - @thefitcookie #vegan #breakfast

Since I don’t really make resolutions, one of the things I work on constantly is trying to get good quality protein in my diet each day. This takes daily effort and some planning on my part, and breakfast is usually the trickiest meal when it comes to that.

Since I can’t have eggs or dairy, and I don’t want to eat turkey breakfast sausage all the time, getting my protein in the morning can be tricky. Sometimes it ends up being dinner leftovers, but I really enjoy making these Hemp Protein Pancakes on Sunday’s for the rest of the week.

This is actually a recipe that I have been making for months now. I have made hemp protein pancakes dozens of times, each time making adjustments to make them better. I finally created this recipe and have made it so many times I almost have it memorized!

That also means that I have made this recipe enough times to work out the kinks, so it works great and tastes great.

Start your breakfast off with these delicious Hemp Protein Pancakes that are add some extra protein to your morning with less sugar! These easy pancakes are vegan and peanut free - @thefitcookie #vegan #breakfast

I usually make a batch (or a double batch) of these pancakes on Sunday so I have them to eat throughout part of the week (I usually have a double batch eaten up by Wednesday). It’s a great way to do some meal prepping and batch cooking for the week ahead so I have protein options for the week.

These pancakes are sugar-free, with no artificial sweeteners, so if cutting back on sugar is one of your goals, then these are perfect! I use Stevia instead of sugar, and the unsweetened almondmilk in this recipe helps keep these sugar-free as well.

This recipe is a bit different than typical protein pancake recipes since it has more flour/carbs than other recipes. These aren’t low carb, but they are sugar-free. Without eggs, it’s hard to create a protein pancake that hold together and has great texture without using regular flour, too.

But, this still has more protein than regular pancakes and they taste great! Plus, since I exercise a lot, I want the carbs in these pancakes – it has a good macronutrient balance for me so it makes a great post-workout snack.

Start your breakfast off with these delicious Hemp Protein Pancakes that are add some extra protein to your morning with less sugar! These easy pancakes are vegan and peanut free - @thefitcookie #vegan #breakfast

When you make these pancakes, make sure that you have a good non-stick griddle or pan to cook these on or they may stick. If you don’t have a non-stick pan, make sure you have plenty of oil or non-stick spray added to your pan.

I have a good non-stick griddle that works perfectly for these. I have only had problems with these pancakes sticking on  griddles where the non-stick is wearing off.

Start your breakfast off with these delicious Hemp Protein Pancakes that are add some extra protein to your morning with less sugar! These easy pancakes are vegan and peanut free - @thefitcookie #vegan #breakfast

Vegan Hemp Protein Pancakes (Gluten Free)

Start your breakfast off with these delicious vegan Hemp Protein Pancakes that are add some extra protein to your morning with less sugar! These easy pancakes are gluten free and peanut free
Gluten free, vegan; Free of: soy, dairy, eggs, peanuts
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hemp protein pancakes, protein pancakes, vegan pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 12 pancakes
Calories: 51kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat a good non-stick pan or griddle at about 375 degrees while you prepare the batter. Make sure your non-stick griddle is still good, otherwise the pancakes might stick
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the almondmilk, ground flaxseed,olive oil, and liquid stevia. Set aside
  • In another medium bowl, whisk together the hemp protein, sorghum flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk well to combine
  • Allow the batter to sit for a minute or 2 to thicken a bit before cooking
  • Scoop batter onto preheated griddle 1 scant 1/8 cup at a time. I use protein powder scoops to help scoop batter evenly
  • Cook until the pancake browned on one side, then flip over and cook until browned on the other side
  • Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool a few minutes before serving
  • Enjoy!

Notes

* NOTE: While hemp protein is naturally gluten free, the Hemp Pro 70 I use is not certified gluten-free. If you need a certified gluten free hemp protein, you’ll need to find another brand that works for you.ย 

Nutrition

Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 31mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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21 thoughts on “Vegan Hemp Protein Pancakes (Gluten Free)”

  1. Hello, I’m on keto diet and carbs here caught my eye: 2g only? In 12 pancakes all together?! If so, I will try the recipe but would be lovely if you could confirm. : ) Thanks!

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    • That would be for each pancake, but I think the carb count might be off on that recipe. It should be around 7 grams carbohydrates since it also uses sorghum flour. Let me adjust the nutrition info in this recipe because I think something is missing.

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    • I’m not sure what was missing from the nutrition info, but I went ahead and just fixed it, they should be 7 grams of carbohydrates per pancake. Thank you for checking on that, it helped me realize there was a problem with it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. 5 stars
    Great tasking pancakes, have had family members say they like them better than regular pancakes. I make a double batch and have extra to eat during the week. I have made them with hemp seed (ground myself) and hemp powder. I prefer the hemp seed. Seems to hold together better. Thank you for creating t his receipt and posting for others to use.

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  3. 5 stars
    These are great pancakes. I never would have tried them but I am on an elimination diet to try and determine what foods are causing some of my health issues. I used coconut oil instead of the olive oil and and added a tsp of vanilla. I will continue to use this recipe even when off the elimination diet. I know they are a better alternative than the version I use to eat. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Yay, I’m so glad you loved these! These are definitely my stand-by recipe for high protein pancakes. I would also batch cook some of these on the weekend so I had extras for the week ahead (which I need to start doing again!)

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  4. I looked for the hemp pro 70. It doesn’t say it is gluten free.’ How can these pancakes be gluten free?

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    • Hemp protein is naturally gluten free, but if you need a certified gluten free hemp protein that has no possible cross contamination in processing, just find another hemp protein brand to use instead of the Hemp Pro 70. Manitoba Harvest does not certify their products gluten free, but if you don’t have celiac or an extreme gluten intolerance, then Hemp Pro 70 is typically not an issue. At the time I created this recipe, I didn’t realize that Hemp Pro 70 was not certified gluten free, and I had already made a note in the recipe that the Hemp Pro 70 I use isn’t certified gluten free. It is up to the reader to choose which hemp protein they want for this recipe if the one I use doesn’t fit their dietary requirements.

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    • Hi Alex, I haven’t made these with almond or coconut flour yet, so I can’t guarantee the results. But it would probably work best to use a coconut blend for this. Try it out and let me know how it turns out! You will definitely have to adjust the amount of flour

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  5. 5 stars
    Wow, I am thoroughly impressed. I have a large amount of hemp protein left over from before I got pregnant two years ago, and I have been struggling to get rid of it (because during an after pregnancy, it was just one of those things I just couldn’t handle the taste of). I thought, well, at the least if I try these pancakes, my husband and my daughter will eat them… I have to say, I enjoyed them too, and will be making them again, as I couldn’t taste the hemp at all! I followed your recipe exactly (used brown rice flour), and was a bit liberal with the cinnamon. Thanks so much!

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  6. These pancakes sound so good! My biggest pet peeve about regular pancakes is that the completely lack any nutritional value. They just sit in your stomach, like bricks! Love that you added hemp protein – a smart way to enjoy a classic breakfast dish.

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