Gluten Free, High Protein Pancake Recipe

This gluten free, high protein pancake recipe is quick, easy, and delicious, too.

It’s one of my absolute favorite breakfasts – I have it at least a few times a week! My daughter loves it, too – it’s also great for kids!

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Here’s a video showing just how easy this flour free protein pancake is to make:

The secret to this pancake?

Egg and banana!

It sounds gross but I promise it’s good.

The combination is a great way to enjoy a pancake that’s higher in protein than usual, but that still has a great texture and delicious flavor.

gluten free flour free high protein pancake

I’ve tried a lot of varieties of this flour free pancake over the years, so here’s the specific recipe variation I’ve come up with that has become my fave.

Feel free to leave out the cinnamon and vanilla extract – only the 3 main ingredients are absolutely necessary!

The ground flaxseed acts as the “flour”; if you want to mix it up, almond meal or coconut flour will also work in place of the flaxseed.

gluten free flour free high protein pancake

Here’s the full recipe! 

Yield: 1 pancake

Flour Free Breakfast Pancake Recipe

Flour Free Breakfast Pancake Recipe

The easiest flour free breakfast pancake that's sure to be a hit with the whole family!

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes


  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 medium very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract (optional)
  • Few shakes of cinnamon (optional)


  1. To make the pancake, mash the banana in a bowl, then add eggs and whisk together. Next, add the flaxseed, vanilla extract, and cinnamon and mix gently.
  2. Pour the mixture into a pan (that has been greased or sprayed with cooking spray) over low heat. I recommend using a small omelette sized pan (mine is 8″) – the pancake will be too runny for a large pan and will spread out too much, making it hard to flip. The other key here is to leave the pancake sitting for about 10 minutes. Don’t touch it – it will take awhile to cook. Go do something else and ignore it for a little while.
  3. After about 10 minutes, check to make sure the pancake is solid enough to flip. If it is, flip away! It will only take about another minute on the other side.
  4. Enjoy plain or topped with fresh fruit, yogurt, or whatever you like!

As I mentioned in the recipe card, be sure to use a small omelette-sized pan for this flour free pancake – anything larger will cause it to spread out too much and break apart. 

Also, be patient – let it sit for the good 10 minutes before trying to flip it! 

By popular demand, here is a microwave variation:

Place all ingredients in a shallow, wide microwave safe bowl.

Microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes, or until center is fully cooked.

It won’t be as fluffy but it will still taste really good!

gluten free flour free high protein pancake

Want some more ideas?

Other breakfast favorites:


  1. 1

    I’m a huge fan of the two-ingredient pancake, although I’ve never tried the recipe with flaxseed … which is conveniently in my fridge … I know what breakfast will be tomorrow! :)

  2. 2

    Maybe don’t walk too far…y’know just in case? ;)

  3. 3

    I’ve been making these too, but adding pumpkin in. I actually added spinach in for my blog post today….kind of like in a smoothie you can’t even taste it. You check it out here
    Your pancake looks delicious and I can’t wait to try your variation with the flax.

  4. 5

    I make a similar style pancake but savory and call it an egg pizza, love it! The hardest part of it all is the waiting :P

  5. 7

    random ? but what kind of yoga mat & towel do you use/recommend? I am in the market to invest in a new mat & towel and I practice mostly hot yoga.

    Thanks in advance!

  6. 10

    We voted 10/27 first time we ever early voted. Didn’t want to take any chances this election day on being sick. Those pancakes look delicious. I want one.

    BTW I love your comment format much better than before. Thanks

  7. 11

    Pretty excited to make this! I’ve had my eye on them for a few days now :)

  8. 12
    Adventurer says

    Wow, looks awesome!

  9. 13

    I looovvveee these pancakes. All the joy of a pancake with less guilt :)

  10. 14

    i tried the pancake with just one egg last time and it was just okay so I am going to try two this time! thanks for sharing!

  11. 15

    I love how crispy these always look, but I cannot get over the banana part. I saw recipe for a paleo almond flour pancake that also looked crispy and light and I cannot wait to try.

  12. 16

    I am home for Veterans’ Day today and HAD to try this… (Apparently I live in a cave, because this is the first I’d heard of it!) I didn’t have any bananas on hand, but I substituted pumpkin and the spices from your pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe for the banana and vanilla. I also sprinkled a teaspoon of brown sugar on top in the last minute of cooking, which gave it a great little crust of sweetness – like the sugared rim on a pumpkin beer if you’ve ever had that. The texture wasn’t perfectly pancake, but more pancake than omelet, and it was delicious!!

  13. 18

    Love your blog! Just found it and I’ll definitely be back! Have you ever made the oatmeal/cottage cheese /egg white pancakes? They’re a “South Beach Diet” recipe, but these kind of reminded me of those. I like them because I can eat pancakes without the carb zombie effect of traditional ones. They do have a different texture but are tasty all the same! I’m definitely going to try these!

  14. 22

    I can’t believe these bake into a pancake! I love breakfast foods but they tend to be so carb-ey and calorie dense. I need to try these.

  15. 23

    Newbie here – where in the grocery store would I find ground flaxseed? Thanks, can’t wait to try this recipe!

  16. 25

    Made this for lunch for the first time today! It turned out great. I’m sooo glad because every other protein pancake recipe I’ve tried has been a big #fail. Topped mine with some defrosted berries and white chocolate wonderful pb. Very good!

  17. 27

    I made this pancake today and served it with greek yoghurt to increase the protein intake. The greek yoghurt went very nice with it.

  18. 28


    I am new to your blog. I tried the egg pancake today and it was soooo good. I was unsure of how it would taste because of the combination but it was delicious. I wanted seconds! Thank you for your blog and all of these great recipes. I’ll be trying more of your recipes soon!

  19. 30
    Amanda H says

    This recipe sounds very tasty. However, I cannot eat bananas at all (allergy). Is there something else you can think of that I could substitute for the banana?

  20. 32

    Hi Anne,
    Tried your pancake recipe today. I didn’t have any flax seeds so I substituted a tablespoon of peanut butter. It was delicious! I will be making this recipe again. Love your blog!

  21. 34
    Elizabeth says

    Hi. Can I use Chia seeds instead flax seeds? Thanks!

  22. 36

    WOW! That is an awesome recipe..I have been looking for the one without grain

  23. 37

    These were delicious this morning! I added a third egg white for extra protein and topped it with a bit of almond butter and honey. YUM!

  24. 38

    I made these again for breakfast today for my boyfriend and I… now I’m having one for an after-workout snack #obsessed

  25. 39
    kallie hill says

    Do you have the nutrition information for these pancakes? Can they be eaten as a snack as well?

    • 40

      I don’t, I’m sorry — if you’d like to calculate, you can do so over at And yes, they’d make a great snack!

  26. 41

    This looks yummy! Think I’ll try this weekend :)

  27. 42

    I love this Anne, have you tried other fruit in it yet? I wonder if mashed sweet potato and dates would work?

  28. 44

    Weird question, but I don’t like bananas…just don’t like the flavor….how strong is the flavor in them?

  29. 46

    That recipe look great! I’m doing paleo for right now…any paleo recipes?

  30. 47

    Can I use coconut flour in this recipe?

  31. 49

    I finally tried this when I saw your directions for the microwave version. When you say something works I knew I could trust the recipe. The skillet method looked a bit risky to get right. Now I have made it two days in a row and am in danger of never eating anything else. I loved it that it really was like a light and large pancake. It was sweet, but naturally so from the ingredients. I was amazed that it came out like a pancake. I used a wide rimmed soup bowl dish, three minutes and was perfect. I used one egg white and one whole egg. Split the difference. Doesn’t really need any embellishment but of I do–PB2 one day and fruit another. Great recipe and wonderful Microwave adaption.

  32. 51

    I just tried this for the first time after seeing it mentioned so much on your blog (and I’m currently avoiding grains per doctor’s orders) – it was so good!! I found a large packet of ground flaxmeal at Trader Joe’s. Thank you for sharing.

  33. 53
    Kelly Murphy says

    Hi Anne,

    I enjoy the blog, thank you for all the positive conversation! Keep trying with the eggs, at age 2 my daughter became obsessed with scrambled eggs and would eat two at a time. Fast forward, she’s turning 4 next month and now she helps me make her eggs and is blossoming into a great chef 😊


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