Review: ProCakes High Protein Pancake Mix

It’s no secret that I love pancakes. I regularly include them in my diet on at least a weekly basis, and I’ve gotten into the habit of making my own healthy batter.

I often add protein powder or throw Greek yogurt into the mix, especially if it’s a post-workout meal. I think it’s important to include some protein in every meal to keep it balanced, and what some pancake mixes on the market today are missing is a good amount of protein.

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Say hello to ProCakes – a gluten free, no added sugar, high protein pancake mix. Recently launched by, Caren Magill, a fellow FitFluential ambassador, ProCakes pancake mix is made with whey protein, organic coconut flour, gluten free baking flour, and almond flour, and sweetened with xylitol, a naturally occurring sweetener derived from tree bark.

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A ProCakes sample was recently sent out to me to try, and I was happy to get my hands on my first protein pancake mix. I made my pancakes by combining the ProCakes mix with a flax egg and almond milk, then adding banana slices to the pancake batter.

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I topped my pancakes with warmed chopped apple + more banana slices with cinnamon, plus a drizzle of honey.

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Here’s what I thought:

Nutrition-wise, ProCakes are great, especially for someone like me who sometimes wants breakfast for dinner, but also needs a protein boost in my meal. The mix is fully made with recognizable ingredients, which I can always appreciate.

Taste-wise, I liked the ProCakes mix. I’m not the biggest fan of bean flour flavors in general (ProCakes contains fava and garbanzo bean flour), but I didn’t think the taste was overpowering or too-proteiny. Sometimes high protein products such as this are dry and cake-like, but my ProCakes had the consistency of normal pancakes.

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My only negative feedback on ProCakes was that the batter stuck to my pan a bit when I tried to flip the pancakes over. It took a bit of finagling to get the pancakes flipped over without them falling apart.

Overall, I think that ProCakes make for a nice kitchen item to have handy when you want to make pancakes in a jiffy!

Questions: Have you ever had protein pancakes? What do you typically top your pancakes with?

13 thoughts on “Review: ProCakes High Protein Pancake Mix

  1. caren

    Thanks for the review Nicole, and thanks also for bringing up that issue. Typically it helps to put a little oil or non-stick spray to the pan, but perhaps you did that.

    Anyway, glad you liked them!

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    1. foodielovesfitness Post author

      Hi Caren! Yup, I did put some non-stick spray… but maybe my pan was acting up a bit that day 😉 Thanks for sending some mix for me to try – best of luck in your pancake endeavors!!

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  2. Brittney

    These sounds great! I usually make protein pancakes, but it would be nice to have some pre-mad mix around for when I don’t feel like putting it all together myself haha 🙂

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  3. Jennifer

    Your pancakes look delicious!! Now I want to make some pancakes this weekend…. maybe for breakfast tomorrow!

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    1. foodielovesfitness Post author

      Hehehe, hey there’s nothing wrong with pre-made batters/doughs/etc.! You’re making me think about how I pretty much always buy pizza dough balls that I can just roll out and bake in the oven, and whenever I post pizza pictures on social media, people ask how I made the dough. I always feel like a cheat! But hey, I’m busy and don’t usually have time to be thinking that far ahead to make my own dough! 😉

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