Cinnamon Swirl Protein Pancakes

serves 10

10 minutes prep time

By Sarah Wilson, categorized in Brunch

Cinnamon Swirl Protein Pancakes

Love a cinnamon swirl? Then you will love our take on this classic… protein pancake style!


Pancake Mix:

140 g gluten-free flour, like buckwheat

1 scoop vanilla Vega® Essentials or Clean* Protein

2 Tbsp ground flaxseed

1½ tsp baking powder

470 mL plant-based drink, such as almond or oat


Cinnamon Mix:

½ scoop vanilla Vega® Essentials or Clean* Protein

1 Tbsp cinnamon

3 Tbsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp coconut oil

60 mL pancake batter

60 mL water

1 tsp maple syrup


  1. First make the pancake mix. Add the gluten-free flour, Vega powder, ground flaxseed, pinch of salt and baking powder to a medium sized mixing bowl and whisk together to combine. Whisk in the plant-based drink to form a smooth batter.
  2. Mix together the cinnamon mix ingredients into a small bowl, and set aside.
  3. Heat a frying pan or griddle over a medium heat and add a coconut oil to melt.
  4. Pour a spoonful of pancake mixture onto the pan.
  5. As the pancakes cook, add a cinnamon swirl on top of each pancake (the uncooked side).
  6. Once the underside of the pancake is cooked and edges start to bubble, flip over pancakes and continue to cook on the other side.
  7. Once pancakes are fully cooked, serve with maple syrup.


*At Vega®, Clean means: Non-GMO, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, gluten-free and non-dairy ingredients.