silver dollar protein pancakes.

by Janetha on September 9, 2012

in body for life,recipes

i went to costco today.

i had five things on my list.

i came out with nine things.

whoops! it happens. a lot.

one of the things that i purchased on a whim was this cast iron silver dollar pancake griddle.

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isn’t it just too cute to resist?! i know.

naturally i had to put it to use right away… so i had protein pancakes for lunch.

i usually use this recipe for protein pancakes, but i’ve been avoiding cottage cheese for a few months (i owe you a post about that…) so i went a different route with today’s pancakes.

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i recently ordered this baking mix from amazon after seeing it on courtney’s blog.

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i am not a low-carber, so i never am drawn to atkins products.. but that 20g protein content caught my eye!

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i used the recipe on the back of the bag as a guide for my single-serving silver dollar pancakes today.

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i can’t tell you how much i am already in love with this little griddle! it cooked the pancakes quickly, evenly, and perfectly.

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within minutes, i had a stack of silver dollar protein pancakes… all to myself.

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i topped these little guys with the purest of the pure.. i am sometimes a pancake purist, after all.

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sometimes you just need maple syrup on your pancakes. am i right?


adapted from atkins baking blend recipe on package
prep & cook time: 5 minutes
serves one


  • 1/3 cup atkins baking blend
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1/2 tsp unrefined coconut oil
  • half a packet of stevia in the raw (or equivalent of other sweetener)
  • pinch of salt


  1. heat silver dollar skillet (or large, nonstick skillet) over medium heat.
  2. whisk together all ingredients.
  3. pour batter evenly onto skillet–it will make seven small pancakes.
  4. cook for approximately 2 minutes. bubbles will appear on the surface of the pancakes. when they pop, flip each pancake.
  5. cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  6. serve immediately, topping with whatever suits your fancy.

this recipe is completely clean, body for life-friendly, high protein, and low in carbs, sugar, and sodium. here is the nutritional info for entire recipe:
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for those of you thinking that the protein content of the baking blend is too good to be true–i know, i thought the same thing! but this baking blend is DELICIOUS. protein pancakes without having to use up my protein powder?? i am sold.

you know the good thing about silver dollar pancakes?

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more surface area for your syrup.

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you know the bad thing about silver dollar pancakes?

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they don’t take very long to eat!

xo. janetha g.

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Leslie Smith September 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm

These look great!! What site do you use to make the nutrition facts?!

Janetha September 9, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Leslie Smith September 10, 2012 at 11:00 am

I created an account and entered all the details for my sammich, and I can’t figure out where to make the nut facts. d’oh!

Janetha September 10, 2012 at 11:12 am

You have to go to the “My Recipes” tab and create a new recipe :)

Josie September 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm

I did medifast awhile back and fell in LOVE with their pancakes…and have been looking for a replacement ever since. These look perfect!

Corrie Anne September 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Only 9 things? I thought that was impressive actually. That pan is too cute!! I love it. I’m on here to look up that pumpkin pasta recipe, but couldn’t resist reading the new post too!

Corrie Anne September 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Lol. And.. I just bought that mix on amazon. I saw it on the other blog too, and I think I need it.

Janetha September 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm

mmmm yes, you will love that pasta! oxox

Alex @ therunwithin September 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm

that pan is awesome!

meg September 9, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I saw that the last time I was at costco! I really wanted to buy it… but resisted. ;)

Maria @ Pappa Don't Preach September 9, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Um..YUM! That is some serious protein! I’ll have to snag some too! Is the mix expensive?

I’m planning on making a trip to Costco myself (after my move) for all the essentials. I heard a rumor they now have Almond Breeze…is this true??

Janetha September 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Kind of. It’s like $9 a bag. But when you think about how expensive protein powder is.. it’s not bad at all!

I heard the same thing about Almond Breeze! Haven’t verified it yet, I didn’t go into the cold section today!

Kim@hungryhealthygirl September 9, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Looks like a great recipe! I love pancakes. Have you tried Kodiak cakes? They’re delicious!

Janetha September 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Yep! I have Kodiak Cakes in my pantry at all times. They are actual a local company here in Utah :)

Amanda September 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I need to make some pancakes soon. I have to experiment with the gluten-free flours. A lot of them are low in protein which sucks. I would be all over that silver dollar pancake pan. So cute!

Andrea @ Vegvacious September 9, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I love that griddle!!! I swear that Costco stocks all kinds of neat little gadgets to tempt us. I never leave with what’s just on my list either!

Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers September 9, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Mmmm – I could go for a big ol’ stack of pancakes about now. :)

Lauren September 9, 2012 at 6:40 pm

That 100% of the time happens to me. Yesterday, I walked into Target for eye makeup remover and i came out $50 poorer. :(

@pluvk September 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I love and hate Costco. Love it because, hey! It’s Costco! But the hate comes more from my wallet… how can you not go in there and not spend loads of cash?

I wonder if that pan would work with eggs? I’m gonna keep an eye out next time I wander through.

Janetha September 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm

YES! They suggested using it for eggs and sausage patties.

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm

It’s probably a good thing I don’t have a Costco card (my parents do, but I don’t) because then I’d have to worry about my wallet. haha!

I LOVE pancakes but I’m pretty sure I’d eat silver dollar ones in about 1 minute…

Jess T September 9, 2012 at 7:37 pm

i just made a batch of your regular protein pancakes this morning. had them with some melted peanut butter and fresh strawberries. yum. but…now i must try these…i’ll have to get my hands on some of that baking mix!

Annette@FitnessPerks September 9, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Oooh that plate is SO cool. I love the stack–yummmmm. I totally love making protein pancakes as of late. SOO freaking good!

Sam @ Better With Sprinkles September 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm

It’s not a proper Costco visit if I don’t leave with at least 3-4 things I didn’t plan on buying.

I can’t believe a pancake mix has that much protein in it! I’ll definitely have to keep an eye out.

Andrea@WellnessNotes September 9, 2012 at 8:50 pm

The silver dollar pancakes are too cute!

Heather (Heather's Dish) September 9, 2012 at 9:27 pm

This would be so dangerous to have around our house…I’d have to pry it from Nate’s fingers to ever be able to use it!

Kerryne September 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I totally forgot that I have that baking mix IN MY CUPBOARD… got it a few months ago… I might have to put it to use this week and whip up some waffles or something! :)

Janetha September 9, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Oh my gosh, you’re ridiculous. I bet we could make up some yummy muffins with it, too! You should get on that.

Laura @ RunningJunkie123 September 10, 2012 at 5:42 am

Those pancakes look great! and that pan is just adorable.

I made pumpkin pancakes this weekend. Hmmm….a little “something” was missing but I”ll figure it out.

Tracey September 10, 2012 at 6:34 am

I can’t wait to see what else you can make with this mix..maybe waffles?

Janetha September 10, 2012 at 8:58 am

That’s the first thing I made with it, actually! Same recipe.. Worked perfectly.

Maren September 10, 2012 at 7:13 am

yummy yum yum. I will be buying this! Have a great week! xo

Katie September 10, 2012 at 7:32 am

How stinking cute are those?! It’s like a Janetha sized pancake. I love it. I love you.

Janetha September 10, 2012 at 8:57 am

i love youuu

Erica September 10, 2012 at 7:39 am

Fun pan purchase! Nothing like a yummy stack of pancakes. I prefer minies to big guys.

carrian September 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

That’s a fantastic purchase. I’ve never even thought about buying one and suddenly I feel that I “NEED” one!

jobo September 10, 2012 at 11:14 am

YUM! I LOVE your protein pancakes and make them allll the time. These look so so good, a nice variation! I want that griddle!

Jessica September 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Janetha…you are killin’ me with your costco finds! I have to tell you last time you posted the griddle you found there, I stopped in and they didn’t have it. Now I see the pancake griddle that I MUST have so guess where I’m going??? ;) I sure hope they have it. haha. Yummmmm pancakes!

Janetha September 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Oh I hope so, too!

Lisa September 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Oooh, these look fantastic!
Those are the cutest looking pancakes ever.

Jacquelyn September 10, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I love that you love pancakes as much as I do!!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) September 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Ha! Look at that- the first ingredient is that vital wheat gluten that you turned me on to, remember? second is soy flour! I just get a little flutter in my heart over the late, great Dr A, though I haven’t bought his products recently. Glad you found something that makes yummy cakes though!

Janetha September 10, 2012 at 10:24 pm


Neil September 10, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Yes, well therein (the last part) lies the problem for me. I will eat them all.

What does that protein do to the flavor? Sometimes the pro takes an otherwise tasty meal and makes it (just) edible. You said, “Delicious.” Is that Delicious for protein pancakes or would you pick these over Aunt Jemima?

Janetha September 10, 2012 at 10:24 pm

You’ve clearly never eaten my protein pancakes. They are flipping amazing. I dig them. We should have a breakfast cooking party at the gym one day haha.

Neil September 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm

OH, and that instagram pic of your flat (as a pancake) stomach in your feed above – holy FRICKIN wow!

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli September 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Haha, story of my life! EVERY time I go into SAM’s club, I say I’m only getting x amount of things…and EVERY time, I end up hobbling up to the check out lane, barely able to keep my arms around my haul…because of course, I never grab a shopping cart! Lol

Dude! 20g per serving?! I never even waste my time picking up Atkin’s products, but this one sounds like a real winner! I just looked up the ingredients and see it’s basically wheat gluten and soy flour…wonder if I could concoct some sort of mix myself? Hmmm…

And YES…sometimes you just NEED pure maple syrup! :D

Monica September 10, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Your pancakes look so delicious ! I wish i could just grab that plate of goodness, and eat it through my screen. Haha , i was wondering if you could link Courtney’s blog, so i can steal some of her recipes too since I just bought the baking mix :))))

Janetha September 11, 2012 at 9:19 am

yeah her blog is the petite athlete!

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish September 10, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Welp. These look too good to be true! Silver dollar pancakes with 28 grams of protein?! I’m ordering this mix in the morning. And I agree–REAL maple syrup is the only way to go. :)

Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning September 11, 2012 at 7:40 am

I would have never, ever been tempted to purchase one of those pancake pans… but now I want one.
Sell it, girl!

Calee September 11, 2012 at 8:54 am

I need that pancake griddle. I suck at flipping pancakes!

Lauren @SizzleEats September 11, 2012 at 9:26 am

I have always wanted to get one of those pans but just haven’t brought myself to walk out the door with one! But after the mess I made making my pumpkin pancakes yesterday I may have to rethink that!

Deb September 11, 2012 at 11:07 am

Thanks for the new breakfast idea! I’ve been looking for something new and protein packed. So, I made an impulse amazon purchase of the baking mix right after reading your post. Can’t wait to try them out! :)

Janetha September 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

Let me know your thoughts!

glidingcalm September 11, 2012 at 2:04 pm

o man! these sound amazing! I’m going to have to get that Atkins mix!!

Hannah September 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Are they filling?? I know sometimes I eat pancakes (even SOME protein pancakes) and then I’m hungry an hour later :(

Janetha September 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I was full for about 4 hours! I had a tall glass of OJ with them.

kristen @ livinlifeinlouie September 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm

those look delicious! and you can never go wrong with pancakes. (I dont think I could have passed up the griddle either)

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