There’s just something about a fluffy pancake mixed with the tart, sweet goodness of antioxidant packed cherries and berries. It’s both satisfying and refreshing, and even better, this protein mug pancake has 27 grams of protein to keep you full all morning.
As you’d expect from a pancake in a mug recipe, it’s super easy to make. You’ll only need five ingredients and about five minutes before you’re chowing down.
How to Make a High Protein Mug Pancake
This recipe has a short ingredient list, so I’ll just briefly touch on each and attempt to answer any potential questions about modifications in advance.
I used PEScience Whey and Casein Protein Blend for this cherry berry mug pancake, but I typically use Dymatize 100% Whey in my recipes. I strongly recommend both.
Feel free to use any protein powder you’d like, though different types of protein may cook a bit differently. If you’re using a plant-based protein powder, for example, you may need to add a bit more Greek yogurt or syrup to hydrate the batter.
Kodiak Cakes Pancake Mix
As the primary ingredient, I would advise you not tinker with too much. If you wanted to use a comparable protein pancakes mix, I think it should work but haven’t tested any others. Similar to protein powder, you may need to modify liquid ingredients for a thinner/thicker batter.
Walden Farms Pancake Syrup
If you’re unfamiliar with this syrup, it’s a zero calorie sticky sweetener I like to use in recipes and for topping pancakes of course. It’s good stuff. If you have trouble finding it or wanted to use another sugar free syrup or even real syrup, they should swap one for one.
Cherries and Berries
I used a Market Pantry blend of cherries and berries from Target, but you can use any frozen berry combo. Though if you’re using a larger berry like strawberries, you may want to cut them into smaller pieces.
The macros for the amount used in this mug pancake are: 35 calories, 0.5 grams of protein, 8.5 grams of carbs, and 0 grams of fat
Okay, that’s all ya need to know. If you make this cherry berry protein mug pancake or any recipe from this blog, I’d love to see them on Instagram @mugsformuscles.
High Protein Cherry Berry Mug Pancake
A buttermilk mug pancake stuffed with cherries, berries, and 27 grams of protein.
- 1/4 C (28g) Kodiak Cakes Pancake Mix, buttermilk
- 1/2 scoop (16g) PEScience Vanilla Protein Powder
- 3/8 C (85g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt, plain or vanilla
- 1/4 C (60mL) Walden Farms Pancake Syrup, or sugar free pancake syrup
- 1/2 C (70g) Frozen Cherries and Berries Mix, or any frozen berries
- Mix the pancake mix and protein powder in a mug or bowl before adding the Greek yogurt and pancake syrup. Stir well.
- Once everything is evenly mixed, gently fold the frozen berries into the batter.
- Microwave for 3:30-4:00 or until the center is almost cooked through. (Careful not to overcook.)
- Top with additional berries, fat free whipped topping, and pancake syrup if you'd like.
Serving Size1 mug pancake
Amount Per Serving Calories 257Total Fat 5gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 28gProtein 27g
More Healthy Breakfast Recipes You Might Like
Since you’re already using Kodiak Cakes for this recipe, you should try my pumpkin spice protein pancake bowl next.
And if you need something a bit more savory, my low carb loaded omelet mug biscuit has 18 grams of protein and only 247 calories.
Thursday 16th of April 2020
I've been revisiting some of the older mug cake recipes lately, and not one has been a disappointment! This is really good with the frozen three berry blend from Costco. Top with whipped cream or ice cream for a decadent dessert. The batter also works really well as a doctored up Kodiak pancake batter. I omitted the berries, added sprinkles and cake batter extract for a yummy stack of funfetti protein pancakes drizzled with protein icing and more "spranks"!
Saturday 21st of September 2019
Fantastic! I don't have the pancake syrup on hand so I subbed 1 Tbsp Swerve brown sugar, 1 Tbsp Pyure Stevia Blend, 1/4 tsp maple flavoring and 2 Tbsp water. Topped with vanilla Greek yogurt. The texture was surprisingly good for being microwaved. Very filling.
Friday 15th of February 2019
Delicious! Tastes just like a cobbler!!! Great recipe!!
Thursday 10th of January 2019
Ive recently transitioned to a high protein diet so I've been looking for fun and easy ways to incorporate protein into my diet. I tried this recipe with vanilla protein I had on hand and raspberries. I omitted the syrup and added more Greek yogurt and some stevia to sweeten it up. I also cooked it only 3.5 minutes because I kind of like the sticky soft almost uncooked center. Love this recipe!
Tuesday 6th of November 2018
I am all about easy recipes! Mug cakes are awesome because they are just that. I was stoked when this one in particular was posted on Mason's page. I love berries! Blue berries in particular so I loaded them up in this mug cake and boy oh boy was it heavenly!! I added whip cream to mine with a scoop of Enlightened ice cream and I had myself an awesome snack!! I highly recommend this nice and easy recipe!!