Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes [Vegan]


These yummy breakfast bites are vegan, low sugar/fat and packed full of protein.  Mornings have never tasted so sweet!


  1. 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill 10 Grain Organic Pancake and Waffle Mix
  2. 2 tbsp Flax seed
  3. saigon cinnamon
  4. 1 package Splenda sweetener (optional)
  5. 1 scoop vegan/vegetarian protein powder (chocolate tastes best)
  6. 1 cup water
  7. olive oil
  8. 1 apple


  1. Peel and chop apple into small pieces.  Place in small frying pan with a bit of olive oil, 1/4 cup of water and several shakes of saigon cinnamon.  Cook on medium heat until all liquid dries up and apples are gooey and warm.  Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix the pancake mix, flax seed, several shakes of saigon cinnamon, Splenda, protein powder, and water.  Whisk well, ensuring the mix has reached a smooth consistency before cooking.
  3. Lightly spray a non-stick pan with olive oil, and heat to medium (6-7).  Let the pan warm up completely before frying any pancakes –you want them to sizzle as soon as they hit the pan.  Let each pancake cook until they bubble and smoke a bit, then flip to other side.
  4. When all the pancakes are ready, sprinkle with saigon cinnamon and the warm apple bits.  Warm a bit in the microwave if pancakes have lost heat.  Spoon on E.D. Hollow No Sugar Added Syrup, or any other sugar-free syrup you like (Nature’s Hollow is one brand).
  5. Enjoy!

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4 Comments on “Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes [Vegan]”

  1. andhastings March 26, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    Why do I come here so early in the morning? Now all I want is pancakes for breakfast.

  2. angela.alegna March 26, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    yum! these look delicious! i love your blog’s mission to share your knowledge & educate your readers! but i am surprised that you would include splenda in a recipe. aside from sucralose being a synthetic compound, it has been tested on over 10,000 animals ranging from dogs to monkeys to rats. i know we all want to cut down on sugars, but i would urge everyone to do more research on synthetic “foods” and go natural! i think these pancakes would be just as delicious with just the sweetness of the apple 🙂

    • utopiandreaming March 26, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

      Thanks for this insight! Admittedly I have not researched sucralose testing, and you make a very good point. Surely they would taste just as great without.

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