Butternut Squash & Quinoa Protein Pancakes

I love protein pancakes (can you tell?) They’re just so easy and quick to make! Plus, they provide a perfect avenue for creative cooking and experimenting ;-) Todays pancakes, for instance, were inspired by butternut squash and quinoa, two ingredients I love and felt would work really well alongside vanilla. The first step to making these pancakes is boiling your quinoa and cooking your butternut squash (I steamed the squash but you can roast it or boil it too; you can also substitute it with a cooked sweet potato if you don’t have access to squash or simply don’t fancy it enough.) Once your quinoa is nice and cooked and your squash ready to munch, you throw them in a bowl along with three ingredients: egg whites, vanilla protein powder, and coconut flour. That’s it. Ready for the whole recipe? Here goes:


4 egg whites
1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (I used BSN’s Syntha-6 whey protein powder (vanilla ice cream flavored), first time I’ve had it and nommmmm!!)
1/2 cup cooked butternut squash
1/4 cup cooked quinoa
3 tablespoons coconut flour


Blended together and panfried these beauties which were further nonsticked with some good old coconut oil

Macros per Serving (out of 4):  point number 5 here ;-)

While these pancakes were super tasty and moist, I do think that maybe they could have done with 1/4 cup of rolled oats, just to be a bit breadier? That being said, darn, what a punch of butternutty goodness!!!!! Topped with honey they were delish, aaaa! another protein pancake WIN!

Don’t you love how diverse protein pancakes can be? Boom boom boom :-)

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  • Executebravo

    These were amazing! I made mine with sweet potato because I had some left-overs and ended up using cooked quinoa flakes. They turned out perfectly, not too mushy or dry, the exact consistency of pancake. Thanks for the awesome recipe.

    July 25, 2013 at 3:30 am | Reply to this comment

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