Protein Pancakes Made with Aldi Brand Ingredients

I bought a box of protein pancake mix and immediately realized I could do them better (and cheaper). Best of all, I balanced the macros almost perfect for me (40/30/30 – 39% carbs, 31% fat, 29% protein to be exact) and for giggles made them gluten-free (I think – I don’t know all the rules, and I honestly love gluten) without having to use weird binders, or anything like that. And all these things can be purchased at Aldi (cheap!). I used their in house branded items for all this.

Here is the recipe.


  • 1 1/4 c old fashioned oats (measure first, then grind it up in a blender to a powder)
  • 1 scoop Elevation by Millville Vanilla Protein Powder – yes, Aldi has a protein powder
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt (might cut this out)
  • 1 c milk (use unsweetened almond or coconut if you want, but I like cows, and I used 1%)
  • 2 eggs (I use the whole egg, but use 3 whites if you want)
  • 1/2 c plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t raw honey
  • 1 T SimplyNature coconut oil

Mix all your dry ingredients first, then start mixing in the wet stuff. Personally, I do not mix all the wet ingredients, first, and dump it in with the dry. I wash my dishes by hand, and I do not want another bowl to wash. Ain’t nobody got time for that. But if you want to mix all dry, and all wet, and then combine, I will not stop you. For me, I like to check the consistency as I mix in the wet ingredients.

The pancakes I made were pretty dang close to the ones I make from scratch for the kiddos. They are not as moist, but I thought they were great off the griddle, and right into my mouth (warning: pancakes may be hot – do not taunt pancakes).

The whole batch, as written, is 1000 calories. You can eat them all if you really want, but I would consider a serving a half batch. It is nicer to share.

Here are the total macros for the whole batch, half batch and quarter batch.

Serving SizeCaloriesCarbs (g)Fat (g)Protein (g)
Full Batch1000100.135.274.5
Half Batch 50050.117.637.3
Quarter Batch25025.08.818.6

Feel free to fiddle with this as you wish. You may find you want to add more fat. Or need a bit more protein. I am already thinking I may separate the eggs and whip the whites to a peak and fold them into the pancakes. While I did use baking powder, I do like my pancakes with a little more fluff to them.


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