1st Phorm Tiramisu Protein Pancakes Recipe

Tiramisu Protein Pancakes Recipe

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and it’s time for a perfect breakfast. 

There are a lot of breakfast options, but if you’re planning to workout during the day, you’re likely looking for one packed full of protein. 

Plus one that’s quick and easy to throw together. After all, you have a lot to get done! 

That’s why we recommend this protein pancake recipe. 

It’s easy to make, it’s a classic breakfast option, and it’s stuffed with protein to keep you going throughout the day. 

In fact, these pancakes have 46 grams of protein! 

Let’s dive into the recipe, so you can get started whipping up this delicious breakfast.

What You'll Need

Ready to create an amazing breakfast?

Here are the ingredients you’re going to need and what they have to offer:

Rolled Oats

Oatmeal in pancakes?

Yes, really!

These rolled sources are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates and fiber. 

Plus they provide a great texture and help the pancakes keep their shape. 

Level-1 Protein Powder

Ultimately, to have protein pancakes, you need a way to add that. 

We recommend the Level-1 protein powder because it’s a convenient way to increase protein intake. 

Plus it’s delicious! 

Ground Flaxseed

Flaxseed is one of the world’s oldest crops and is full of great nutrients. 

It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, specifically the ALA fatty acid. 

ALA has been linked with reducing inflammation and preventing cholesterol from being deposited in the heart’s blood vessels. 

Sodium-Free Baking Powder

Pancakes need to rise, so every recipe will have some kind of rising agent. 

Baking powder is a great one because it helps the pancakes rise but not too much. 

Sodium free baking powder is a great way to get the rising effect without adding sodium. 

Too much sodium can raise your blood pressure and increase risk for heart disease. 

Egg White

These protein pancakes have a ton of protein in them. 

That’s because you also add egg whites. 

These are a high-quality protein source, essential for muscle health. 

Plus egg whites give you the nutrients of an egg without the additional fat

Cold Brew

This recipe is for tiramisu protein pancakes, and cold brew is how you’re going to get that effect. 

This ingredient provides a smooth coffee flavor without bitterness. 

That leaves you with a delicious taste! 

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla is a powerful ingredient because it can enhance the flavor of your pancakes. 

Plus it keeps this breakfast sweet. 

Coffee Extract

The cold brew plays an important role in flavor, and the coffee extract builds on it. 

This intensifies the coffee flavor in both the pancakes and filling. 

Low-Fat Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese helps create a creamy filling for the pancakes. 

This type of cottage cheese is high in protein—another win for this pancake recipe. 

But the low-fat alternative helps you get all the perks without extra fat. 

Large Banana

The banana also helps create a delicious filling and adds to the creamy texture. 

Bananas are rich in potassium which can help provide energy. 

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (for dusting)

When you finish your pancakes, you may want to dust them with some cocoa powder. 

This adds a hint of chocolate flavor without the extra sugar that comes with sweetened powder.

Tiramisu Protein Pancakes Recipe

Servings: 3
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes



  • 1/3 Cup of Rolled Oats
  • 1 Scoop of Level-1
  • 2 Tbsp of Ground Flax Seed
  • 1/2 Tsp of Sodium-Free Baking Powder
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1/4 Cup of Cold Brew
  • 1/2 Tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Tsp of Coffee Extract

Sweet 'Cream' Filling

  • 1/3 Cup of Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 of a Large Banana
  • 1/8 Tsp of Coffee Extract
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder for Dusting


1. Heat a non-stick skillet or pancake griddle over medium heat.

2. In a small food processor or blender, ground the oats into flour.

3. Combine the oat flour, level-1, ground flax and baking powder in a bowl.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white until it's frothy.

5. Add the cold brew, coffee extract, and vanilla extract to the egg white and stir.

6. After fully combined, add the egg white mixture to the dry ingredients and stir.

7. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes before continuing.

8. Spoon the batter onto the skillet surface forming 3 medium-sized pancakes.

9. Cook for 5-6 minutes per side or until golden brown with crisp edges.

10. Combine the cottage cheese, banana, and coffee extract in a small food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Once smooth, the cream is free to use for your pancakes!

Macros Per Serving:

Calories: 425
Protein: 46g
Carbs: 40g
Fat: 9g

A Few Tips

Here are a few expert tips to get you started cooking fantastic pancakes: 

  • Try making small pancakes. Adding too much batter can cause the pancakes to expand too far. A small amount of batter will spread and create thick, fluffy pancakes. 
  • Don’t overcook. Overcooked pancakes become dry. Remember that the second side needs significantly less time than the first since the batter is already cooking in the center.

Topping It Off

These protein pancakes are delicious on their own, but if you’re looking to add a little extra—or get some variety—you might consider some toppings. 

The possibilities for toppings are endless, but here are a few of our favorites to get you started: 

  • Fresh berries. Nothing adds something special to a recipe more than fresh berries. Choose your favorite fruit and put them on top. You might like strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries. 
  • Greek yogurt. The filling is creamy, but if you want more—and more protein—try Greek yogurt. Spread this on top of the pancakes. 
  • Chopped almonds. Almonds have protein, calcium, fiber, and magnesium. Try sprinkling some chopped almonds over the top of these pancakes. 
  • Banana slices. Banana slices amplify the subtle banana flavor in the filling. Plus it adds a fresh fruity taste. 
  • Nut butter. Nuts are full of essential nutrients, including magnesium, Vitamin E, and calcium. Nut butter, in particular, has heart healthy monounsaturated fats
  • Maple syrup. This is a sweet and classic topic for any good pancake breakfast.


Looking for more variety in your pancakes? 

You can make it without the coffee flavoring for a more basic pancake that pairs well with toppings. 

You can also vary the result by switching out the flavor extract. 

The recipe calls for vanilla, but you could switch it for coconut, orange, or almond. Use just one teaspoon of these extracts.

Storing Extra Pancakes

If you have extra pancakes, there are two main ways to do so: 


You can refrigerate any extra pancakes in an air-tight container for about 3–4 days. 

To heat the leftovers, microwave the pancakes for a few seconds. 


You can keep extra pancakes in the freezer for longer periods of time. 

Typically, these frozen pancakes will last about 3 months in the freezer. 

Store the pancakes in freezer bags, each pancake separated with wax paper squares. 

Defrost in the microwave when you’re ready to eat them.

Looking For More Recipes or Help?

There you have it: an excellent protein pancake recipe. 

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