At Bodybuilding.com, we love our protein pancakes. Freshly served or frozen for later, we've sung this treat's praises from the mountaintops and published more recipes than we can count.
However, protein pancakes don't have to be a DIY affair! There's a case to be made for saving your powder for post-workout and investing in some ready-for-the-griddle mixes instead. These are our—as well as the Bodybuilding.com community's—favorite ready-made mixes and toppings for one of the greatest breakfast inventions ever.
"I like the flexibility it offers for adding additional items, such as your favorite fruit or nuts, and it still maintains the integrity and quality of the pancake. With or without 'syrup,' you won't be disappointed."
"I eat them as a part of my breakfast as much as I can. Extremely easy to make and they taste great."
"MET-Rx really hit the sweet spot with this product. I always use this if I am craving a sweet meal, as it allows me to hit my macros."
"All you have to do is add water, and the pancakes are delicious. I legitimately like them better than real pancakes!"
"If you don't want to create your own protein cakes from scratch, get these."
"Light and airy when cooked. A little peanut butter and honey, and these are the Jam!"
"Everything about these pancakes looked and felt like normal pancakes! Super easy to make; only need about 4 minutes to whip one up, and I totally felt like I was getting a normal indulgent pancake—but I didn't have to feel guilty afterwards!"
"They're just amazing. They are so easy to make and taste is good! I might also add a scoop of flavored protein powder to add more protein per serving, but these are overall awesome!"
"This was great and tasted amazing."
"Pulled them out this morning for breakfast with the girlfriend and they were a big hit. Easy to make, quite tasty (we did add a bit of vanilla extract) and filling as well. These aren't exactly Bisquick, but not far off. Then again, when was the last time you had pancakes with 20 grams of protein and only 200 calories? Saw there is now a chocolate peanut butter flavor and plan on ordering some very soon."
"This is my most recent breakfast favorite, and I love them. The macros are amazing, and the taste is on point. Guilt-free amazing pancakes."
"The protein pancakes are really good. They taste just like what I make at home."
"Amazing! The taste is great, they cooked perfect, flaky, and light. Didn't feel weighed down as I do when I eat regular pancakes. I have a huge sweet tooth, so I used extra Walden Farms syrup. I think the portion is just right."
"I was honestly shocked at how delicious these are. They aren't dry and bland like most frozen meals. Macros are spot on."
"One word: obsessed. Yes, yes, yes! I will recommend these to anyone and everyone."
"This stuff is surprisingly tasty for having no calories. I'm always running out. I love it on protein pancakes, especially with a little almond butter."
"The consistency is perfectly syrup-like, and the smell is really pleasant as well. I recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their plain old boring pancakes, oatmeal, or anything else."
"Snickerdoodle is the bomb! Seriously, this has to be the best almond-butter flavor combination."
"The taste and texture were great. It's something I'd probably buy again."
"So good on pancakes, rice cakes, Ezekiel bread, etc."
"Texture and flavor are on point. I like the fact that it is not too sweet!"
"We all know that coconut oil has many health benefits. These are great for adding flavor and variety to coconut-oil uses."
"Yummy to the power of infinity. Great for recipes, including protein fudge!"
“Loved this! It made it easy to stick to my nutritional goals whenever one of my sugar cravings hit. A few spoonfuls and I was set. Taste was great, texture was very consistent on how you would expect a pudding to be.”
"These are great to take with you as a snack. You can add things to make it your own special taste. I like to add cinnamon or add a little sugar substitute to make it sweeter."
"Never enjoyed protein as much as I have with this. The flavor is amazing, one of the nicest chocolate puddings I've ever had. It's thick, and it tastes creamy, plus it's a big serving and will help fill you up. Doesn't have that protein taste like you get with most protein bars, just tastes chocolatey and good!"