Zucchini Bread Protein Pancakes

Happy Pancake Sunday!

Ohh, I thought today would NEVER get here…I’ve been so excited to share this recipe with you guys since last week! These were actually the FIRST ‘cakes I made for my Β Pancake Queen ROCKSTAR Comeback, they got bumped to the side since raspberries are more of a “summer” thing…plus, with the warm flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg, it helps me (finally) make my transition into fall.

Kiss My Broccoli's Zucchini Bread Protein Pancakes

I actually already have a zucchini bread pancake recipe from back in the day, but since it’s a little bit more on the decadent side, I thought I’d lighten them up and then, you know, stuff ’em with some protein powder…what can I say, I’m all about some superhuman pancakes! πŸ˜‰

Zucchini Bread Protein Pancakes by Kiss My Broccoli

Now I can’t decide which ones I like better!

Zucchini Bread Protein Pancakes from Kiss My Broccoli

With the combination of shredded zucchini and creamy Greek yogurt, these babies were even SEXIER than last week’s!

Delicious Zucchini Bread Protein Pancakes by Kiss My Broccoli

Zucchini bread or zucchini CAKE?!

Super Fluffy Zucchini Bread Protein Pancakes  from Kiss My Broccoli

Zucchini BREAK?!

Super Fluffy Zucchini Bread Protein Pancakes by Kiss My Broccoli

β™«Β Gimme a BREAK…gimme a BREAK

Break me off a piece of that ZU-KEE-NI!Β β™«

Zucchini Bread Protein Pancakes with Creamy Yogurt Sauce by Kiss My Broccoli

I know, I know…

For the love of GOD, woman, shut up and just hand over the FORK! πŸ˜‰

Sorry, can’t be done…as that plate was licked CLEAN within seconds of the camera leaving my hands, but after you’ve finished shaking your fist at me, wipe the drool off your keyboard, and whip up some for yourself!

Zucchini Bread Protein Pancakes

By:Β Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Keywords: stovetop breakfast pancakes high-protein gluten-free protein powder zucchini Pancake Sunday summer

Ingredients (Serves 1)

  • 1/3 cup oat flour (regular or certified gluten-free)
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (30g scoop)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 egg white, whisked until frothy
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons water (or milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup grated zucchini
  • Toppings: Sliced banana, Greek yogurt thinned with water (or milk), toasted walnuts, and hemp seeds


1. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
2. To a medium-sized bowl, add flours, protein powder, baking powder, and spices and stir to combine.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk egg white until frothy.
4. Add yogurt, water (or milk), and extract to egg white and stir to combine.
5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until flour is incorporated.
6. Stir in shredded zucchini.
7. Spoon batter onto skillet, forming 3 small-medium sized pancakes and cook 5-6 minutes per side or until edges start to crisp and turn brown.
8. Transfer to a plate, add toppings and enjoy!

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Celebrate Pancake Sunday with these Super Fluffy Zucchini Bread Protein Pancakes from Kiss My Broccoli!

What are you up to this weekend?

Anyone started on their fall baking yet?
I’ve yet to crack open a can, but my Pumpkin Board is about to BUST!

Edited to add: Sorry for the posting snafu…that’s what happens when I get a little ahead of myself and type out a post for Sunday on a Friday…derrr! Just consider it a perk to being an early riser if you saw this post yesterday morning! πŸ˜‰

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31 Responses to Zucchini Bread Protein Pancakes

  1. Your pancakes are always the best pancakes, Heather. Nom!

    Is it Sunday where you are? I’ve only just gotten up on Saturday in the UK πŸ™‚

  2. WELCOME BACK! Those look delicious!

  3. I’m literally using the worlds entire supply of tissues this weekend with my blocked up nose – an attractive picture I just gave you I’m sure πŸ™‚

    So glad the pancake queen is back for another week of deliciously fluffy looking pancakes!

  4. Those look sooo good! Heather you are such a genius!

  5. I am so flippin’ glad you are back. And with a protein recipe for me, no less. πŸ˜‰

    You know I’m a zucchini whore… I mean fan… I was about to make these, but I have to hustle this morning. Tomorrow!!!!

  6. Kat says:

    Sunday already huh? πŸ˜‰
    This pancakes literally look sooo good!! I love that they are zucchini bread pancakes, not even kidding one of my favorite breads in the world is zucchini bread! I have 2 zucks in my fridge right now just waiting to be shredded… πŸ™‚

  7. haha it’s Saturday silly girl! It did feel like Sunday a little bit to me too, but then I got really excited that I have another day of weekend left!

    Yummy looking pancakes as always…pinning! πŸ™‚

  8. Hey now, I don’t think I want to rush the weekend that much πŸ˜‰ That being said, for a pancake Saturday these are pretty perfect! :-p

  9. I love adding shredded zucchini to everything and anything- I say that as right now, I’m eating pancakes with said ingredient in it πŸ˜‰

    I’ll have to give your version a try- never added greek yogurt before. The texture would be amazing! And if Laura’s the zucchini whore, I hope I’m the zucchini…man whore?

  10. Mmm I love making zucchini bread inspired breakfasts! Sometimes I’ll make zucchini bread oatmeal – I just have to be careful to use powdered GINGER and not GARLIC powder. I made that mistake once hahaha.

    I haven’t done any fall baking yet because I literally haven’t had any time! I meant to bake an apple cake yesterday but the time escaped me. I feel like I need to get started soon because there is just SO much I want to bake!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh god!! I can imagine that was a bit of a surprise! I once mistook garlic powder for cinnamon sugar once for my peanut butter toast…scarred for life! 😯 And I totally feel ya on the baking…my Pinterest is seriously about to explode!

  11. i have yet to crack a can of pumpkin, too, love! i have enjoying squash so much lately, though, so i guess i consider THAT to be my fall baking/cooking? haha. i will get there eventually… just enjoying all of these squashed my market has to offer! yesterday i snagged a “peanut” squash. it’s so big heavy and ugly, but i googled it and i guess it’s another name for delicata? which is awesome because delicata is like my fav squash. but hey i have SO many zucchinis in my fridge right now AND have i even made pancakes for my breakfast challenge yet? πŸ˜‰ NOOOOOOO oh well, look at that! i think these are perfect for me today then πŸ™‚ xoxo

  12. These pictures are amazing!! Seriously gorgeous shots. You made me think about ingesting protein powder. I do like being superhuman. πŸ˜‰

  13. These look amazing girl! I have been wanting pancakes SO badly but I keep traveling on the weekends (which is when I’m usually making my cakes). I need these!!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Well, I have a feeling all that traveling will pay off in the end since you’ll be having FREAKING DELICIOUS WEDDING CAKE in less than TWO WEEEEEEEEEEEEKS!!!!!! Hey, maybe you could get them to throw in some zucchini at the last minute? πŸ˜‰ Bahaha!

  14. Helllllllo yummy in my tummy! Love your pancake recipes πŸ™‚

  15. I’m so excited the pancakes are back!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  16. I am sooooo going to make these when I am back from the beach!! Oh, and as you mentioned that pancake competition….wahahaha. Such a joke – as mentioned before, I might be the pancake butler and have a tiny chance to upgrade to the princess (if I give my BEST) but you are and always will be the pancake queeeeen!! You rock them Babe, and I adore the ingredient list of these, couldn’t be better for my tummy& my taste!!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Hahaha! Oh Lucie, I love you so much! But seriously? With those luscious blonde locks, you were MADE to be a princess! And there aren’t many others out there who share our undying love for the ‘cake! πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to hear what you think of these when you try them out! Hope you’re having a great time at the beach!! xoxox

  17. I love zucchini bread protein pancakes!! PS, throw some butta extract and these mothers = heaven. πŸ˜‰

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  19. This looks so delicious, truly you’re thinking outside the box. I’ve never seen anything like this, so unique.

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  23. I love protein pancakes! I also recently made a fall inspired “pumpkin protein pancake” their so yummy and gluten free. I made a video on how to make them on my youtube channel if your interested:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6eLIAIcPrc&feature=share&list=UUZB32syI0FFtThd6xkPTRrg

  24. Angie says:

    These are absolutely great!!! I had to add a few more tablespoons of almond milk though as the batter was way too dry for me, but otherwise these taste sinful!

    • Angie says:

      Oh and I used vanilla Trutein which maybe why it came out a little dryer since this powder appears a little denser than some other powders.

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