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Apple Pie Protein Pancakes

Imagine waking up to the warm, comforting scent of apple pie spreading into every corner of your house. Now, imagine that heavenly scent coming from a stack of fluffy protein pancakes that are not only delicious but also help you hit your protein goals.

Apple Pie Protein Pancakes

That’s exactly what you get with these Apple Pie Protein Pancakes. They’re packed with 27 grams of protein and only 360 calories for the entire stack.

It’s like having dessert for breakfast, but with macros that will help you stay perfectly on track towards your goals.

As someone who’s always trying to sneak more protein into my diet without sacrificing flavor, I’m constantly experimenting with new breakfast recipes, and I love this one.

By utilizing the best protein pancake mix on the planet and apple pie protein powder, you can have apple pie for breakfast in just minutes.  It’s a match made in breakfast heaven.

Forkful of apple pie protein pancakes


Ingredients needed for Apple Pie Protein Pancakes

The star of this recipe is the protein pancake mix that makes your life (and this recipe) incredibly easy. I highly recommend using the PEScience mix that I formulated myself.

It’s designed to create fluffy, delicious pancakes with just the addition of water, making your morning routine as easy as possible.

To amp up the apple pie flavor and add even more protein, we’re throwing in some apple pie flavored whey/casein blend protein powder. Don’t worry if you can’t get your hands on the apple pie flavor while it’s available – vanilla or snickerdoodle works great too!

Apple pie pancake ingredients

A dash of apple pie spice (or cinnamon if you don’t have any apple pie spice) rounds out the pancake batter, giving you that warm, comforting flavor in every bite.

But what really takes these pancakes to the next level is the apple pie topping. All you need is fresh diced apple, sugar-free syrup (or maple syrup if you prefer), vanilla extract, and a little more apple pie spice. It’s like having a mini apple pie right on top of your pancakes, and it takes only a couple of minutes to throw together.


How to Make Apple Pie Protein Pancakes

Making these pancakes is almost as easy as eating them. Start by mixing your dry ingredients – the protein pancake mix, protein powder, and apple pie spice – in a large bowl.

Peel and dice your apple (I find that granny smith apples work best for this), then add a spoonful or two to your dry pancake ingredients. This gives you little pockets of apple goodness right in the pancakes themselves, which I love.

For the apple pie topping, mix the rest of your diced apple with syrup, vanilla extract, and apple pie spice in a microwave-safe bowl. Cooking this mixture down in the  microwave for about 2 minutes will soften the apples and create a warm, gooey topping.

Simple apple pie filling

While your apple topping is in the microwave, it’s pancake time. Slowly add cold water to your dry ingredients, mixing until you have a thick, spoonable batter. Let it sit for a couple of minutes to thicken up even more.

Apple pie pancake batter

Spoon the batter onto a preheated pan to make four small pancakes. After about 1.5-2 minutes, when you see bubbles forming on the surface, it’s time to flip!

One problem I often see when people make pancakes is not allowing the pan to get hot enough. A hot pan is what will help you achieve an impressive fluff, so make sure your pan is properly preheated before adding your batter.

Apple pie pancakes in pan

Once your pancakes are golden brown and your apple topping is warm, you’re ready to assemble.

Stack those pancakes high on a plate and spoon that delicious apple pie filling over the top.

Cut apple pie protein pancakes

These pancakes might be small, but they are surprisingly filling. And with only 360 calories and 27 grams of protein, it’s such a delicious way to get your protein in.

Here are a few quick tips to help you make the perfect pancakes:

  1. Don’t overmix your batter. A few lumps are okay – they’ll help keep your pancakes fluffy.
  2. Let your batter rest for a couple of minutes before cooking. This allows the protein to fully hydrate, resulting in fluffier pancakes.
  3. Keep your pan at medium heat. Too hot, and your pancakes will burn on the outside while remaining raw inside.
  4. Be patient when flipping. Wait until you see bubbles forming on the surface of the pancake before you flip. You should be able to easily slide a spatula under the pancakes when they’re ready to flip.
  5. If you’re meal prepping, you can make a big batch of the apple topping and store it in the fridge for up to a week. Just reheat it when you’re ready to use it.


More protein-packed breakfast recipes

If you’re loving these Apple Pie Protein Pancakes, you might want to check out some of my other protein-packed breakfast recipes:


Apple Pie Protein Pancakes

Apple Pie Protein Pancakes

Yield: 4 Small Pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

No matter what time of year it is, you can enjoy the flavors of warm apples, cinnamon, and vanilla with this delicious stack of protein pancakes.


Pancake Ingredients

Apple Pie Topping

  • 1 Small Apple (peeled and diced)
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar-Free Syrup or Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Apple Pie Spice (or cinnamon)


  1. Combine your protein pancake mix, protein powder, and apple pie spice in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Peel and dice up one small apple. Add a spoonful or two to your dry pancake ingredients, then add the rest to a small microwavable bowl.
  3. Add the syrup, vanilla extract, and apple pie spice to your bowl of diced apple and give it a mix.
  4. Microwave the apple mixture for approximately 2 minutes to soften the apples.
  5. While the apples are heating, preheat a stovetop pan or skillet over medium heat.
  6. Slowly add 1/3 cup cold water into your dry ingredients while mixing until you have a thick spoonable pancake batter. You can use slightly more water to get the consistency that you prefer.
  7. Allow the batter to sit for about 2 minutes to thicken, then spoon the batter into your preheated pan to make 4 small pancakes. Let the pancakes cook for 1.5-2 minutes before flipping.
  8. Remove the pancakes from the pan and spoon your apple pie filling over the top, then enjoy!


  • The PEScience protein pancake mix is the product that I formulated myself and fully recommend. The mix itself has great flavor on its own and requires only water to make fluffy pancakes. If you want to use a different brand, opt for one that is "just add water", even if it's not a high-protein mix.
  • If you're not using a protein pancake mix, you can use one full scoop of protein powder in your pancakes. Since the mix is already high-protein, I've found that a full scoop dries these out too much, so I stick with only one half of a scoop.
  • PEScience has released a limited edition Apple Pie protein powder, which is what I used in this recipe. But, since it's limited, you can also use their vanilla or snickerdoodle flavors instead. PEScience is a whey/casein blend, which is what I prefer, but another type of protein powder should work fine in this recipe.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 4 Small Pancakes
Amount Per Serving Calories 360Total Fat 7gCarbohydrates 46gProtein 27g

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