Protein pancakes and waffles are super easy to make and taste pretty dang delicious, in my opinion. Here are a few of my own original and most favorite recipes with some suggested toppings. But, remember, all of these recipes are open to your very own creative variations, too!

1. Zucchini Bread

Lauren Burkholder

1 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1/2 cup egg whites + 1/4 cup quick oats + 1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries + 2 tbsp. crush walnuts + 1/4 cup shredded zucchini + 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon + 1 tsp. ginger + 1 tbsp. maple syrup

Suggested toppings: maple syrup, yogurt, nut butter, ice cream, honey

2. Salted Caramel Almond Chocolate Chip

Lauren Burkholder

1 scoop salted caramel protein powder (I use Quest) + 1/2 cup egg whites + 1/4 cup quick oats + 2 tbsp. chocolate chips + 2 tbsp. slices almonds + optional sliced bananas

Suggested toppings: nut butter, ice cream, bananas, yogurt, maple syrup, caramel sauce

3. Maple Blueberry

Lauren Burkholder

1 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1 packet maple flavored instant oatmeal + 1/2 cup egg whites + 1/2 cup fresh blueberries + optional 2 tbsp. crushed walnuts

Suggested toppings: maple syrup, ice cream, more fruit, yogurt, nut butter

4. Cinnamon Roll

Lauren Burkholder

1 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1/2 cup egg whites + 1/4 cup quick oats + 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon + 1/4 cup raisins + optional 2 tbsp. crushed walnuts + cream cheese frosting swirl

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING SWIRL - melt together 2 tbsp. butter, 1/2 cup cream cheese, and some more cinnamon and swirl into pancake batter when pancake is dropped in pan before flipping

Suggested toppings: more cream cheese frosting, maple syrup, nut butter, more raisins and walnuts, cooked cinnamon apples, ice cream

5. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Lauren Burkholder

1 scoop vanilla OR chocolate protein powder + 1/2 cup egg whites + 1/4 cup quick oats + 2 tbsp. chocolate chips + sliced bananas + 1/2 tsp. banana extract

Suggested toppings: bananas, maple syrup, yogurt, ice cream, nut butter

6. Apple Cinnamon

Lauren Burkholder

1 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1 packet apple cinnamon instant oats + 1/2 cup egg whites + 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon + optional 2 tbsp. raisins or dried cranberries

*You can add a thinly sliced apple ring to pancake on pan before flipping*

Suggested toppings: cooked cinnamon apples, nut butter, maple syrup, ice cream, yogurt, honey

7. Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Lauren Burkholder

1 scoop Quest Nutrition Cold Brew protein powder (vanilla OR chocolate protein powder could also be used) + 1/2 cup egg whites + 1/4 cup quick oats + 2 tbsp. chocolate chips + optional sliced bananas

Suggested toppings: maple syrup, bananas, ice cream, yogurt, nut butter

8. Carrot Cake

Lauren Burkholder

1 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1/2 cup egg whites + 1/4 cup quick oats + 1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries + 2 tbsp. crush walnuts + 1/4 cup shredded carrots + 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon + 1 tsp. ginger + 1 tbsp. maple syrup

Suggested toppings: maple syrup, yogurt, nut butter, ice cream, honey

9. Strawberry Coconut Chocolate Chip

Lauren Burkholder

1 scoop strawberry OR vanilla OR chocolate protein powder + 1/2 cup egg whites + 1/4 cup quick oats + 1/2 tsp. coconut extract + 2 tbsp. coconut flakes + 1 tsp. chia seeds + 2 tbsp. chocolate chips + sliced strawberries

Suggested toppings: more strawberries, nut butter, ice cream, yogurt, honey

10. Coconut Matcha

Lauren Burkholder

1 scoop chocolate OR strawberry OR vanilla protein powder + 1/2 tbsp. matcha powder + 2 tbsp. coconut flakes + 1/4 cup quick oats + 1/2 cup egg whites + 1 tsp. chia seeds + 1/2 tsp. coconut extract + optional 2 tbsp. chocolate chips + optional sliced strawberries OR bananas OR blueberries

Suggested toppings: fresh berries, bananas, yogurt, ice cream, nut butter, honey

11. Honey Nut

Lauren Burkholder

1 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1/2 cup egg whites + 1/4 cup quick oats + 2 tbsp. sliced almonds + 1/2 tsp. almond extract + 1 tbsp. honey + optional sliced bananas OR blueberries

Suggested toppings: fresh berries, bananas, almond butter, honey, ice cream, yogurt, Honey Nut Cheerios

12. S'mores

Lauren Burkholder

1 scoop vanilla OR chocolate protein powder + 1/4 cup quick oats + 1/2 cup egg whites + 1 crushed graham cracker sheet + 2 tbsp. chocolate chips + 1/4 cup mini marshmallows

Toppings: strawberries, bananas, nut butter, honey, more crush graham crackers, ice cream, yogurt

13. Strawberry Cheesecake

Lauren Burkholder

1 scoop strawberry OR vanilla OR chocolate protein powder + 1/4 cup quick oats + 1/2 cup egg whites + 1 crushed graham cracker sheet + sliced strawberries + optional 2 tbsp. chocolate chips + optional sliced bananas

Toppings: strawberries, bananas, nut butter, honey, more crush graham crackers, ice cream, yogurt

14. Cereal Crunch

Lauren Burkholder

1 scoop vanilla OR chocolate protein powder + 1/2 cup egg whites + 1/2 cup cereal of choice (Rice Krispies, Frosted Flakes, Lucky Charms, Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Pebbles, and Cheerios work best)

Suggested toppings: fruit, more cereal, yogurt, ice cream, nut butter, maple syrup, honey

Movie Night

Lauren Burkholder

1 scoop vanilla OR chocolate OR salted caramel protein powder + 1/2 cup egg whites + 2 tbsp. chocolate chips + 1/4 cup quick oats + 2 tbsp. caramel bits (optional)

Suggested toppings: ice cream, nut butter, caramel sauce, popcorn, chocolate sauce, caramelized bananas, kettle corn