Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

May 28, 2024

Indulge in the perfect balance of flavor and nutrition with our Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes. These pancakes are packed with protein and fibre to keep you full until lunch!

I love making protein pancakes as a post-workout breakfast after an early morning workouts. These Apple Cinnamon Protein pancakes consider key principles for a post-workout meal:

  • Protein: Including protein in a post-workout meal is important to build and repair muscles. A high protein meal will also keep you full and satisfied for longer. These pancakes have close to 40g of protein! Protein needs post-workout depend on your exercise type and body composition. Consult with one of our sports dietitians if you have questions about your protein requirements!
  • Carbohydrates: Building carbohydrates in the post-workout meal will replenish muscle glycogen after a higher intensity workout. Exercise such as running, cycling, CrossFit, HIIT, and weightlifting are examples of workout programs where including carbohydrate pre- and post- workout is benefical!
  • Fruits or Vegetables: Adding fruits or vegetables isn't a number one priority post-workout. However, these food sources can boost the carbohydrate, fibre, and micronutrient density of the meal which has a beneficial impact on overall wellness.
  • Fats: Adding healthy fats is not a number one priority post-workout, however, adding moderate amounts of fats (eg. almond butter or hemp hearts as a topping) can enhance the fibre and micronutrient content while slowing the rate of digestion so that you feel full for longer!

If you are curious to learn more about the principles of peri-workout nutrition (ie. what to eat before, during, and after a workout) then listen to our podcast here or read our comprehensive blog post here!




These Apple Cinnamon Protein pancakes contain the four food groups we teach to our 1:1 nutrition coaching clients:

  • Protein: protein powder and eggs
  • Carboats and apples
  • Fat: almond butter and hemp hearts as a topping
  • Colour: apples
  • Extras: cinnamon, salt, and maple syrup if desired

Balancing meals with each of the food groups helps to stabilize blood sugar levels so that you feel full and satisfied for longer, experience stability in energy, optimize sleep, regulate appetite and cravings, and more!




Our team of Registered Dietitian in Saskatoon, Regina, and across Saskatchewan support clients through nutrition counselling and coaching to teach them how to build balanced meals and snacks to reach their specific goals. After working with our dietitians you'll understand how to build meals to suit your preferences and have concrete meal and snack ideas to implement into your day! You can book with a dietitian here to get started on your journey!




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