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Hello and welcome to my blog, Love and Trails! My name is Morgan and I am the author, educator, map creator, chef and inventor around here! Love and Trails was born out of my passion for the outdoors. It is an avenue for me to share my knowledge and skills with others. Through it I hope to inspire others to embark on adventures of their own.


Pan full of Backcountry Protein Pancakes

Backcountry Protein Pancakes

This year one of our favorite weekend breakfasts has been Protein Pancakes. I’m on a constant mission to increase the amount of protein in my diet and, as a result, I came up with this recipe. It was inspired by the 20 Best Protein Pancakes as listed on BodyBuilding.com It uses a ton of eggs and protein powder but is gluten free and a breeze to make!

After enjoying them for a few months I decided that they would be perfectly suitable for backpacking. I simply swapped out the eggs for powdered eggs and it worked out just perfectly.

In the recipe below I use Optimum Nutrition (ON) Casein Protein and a generic Whey Nutritional Information for the backcountry Protein Pancake RecipeProtein from my local grocery store. Casein protein is derived from milk, just like whey protein, but it is a slightly slower digesting protein. As such I find that it keeps me full longer. In the fitness realm, most sources suggest it’s a good protein to be consumed at night while your body recovers but there is certainly nothing wrong with having it for breakfast!

With the recipe weighing 120g, it provides a total of 384 calories; making its calorie to gram ratio 3.2. For the Americans out there it is about 90cal/oz. While I consider this to be on the low side of acceptable for long distance hiking it does come packed with protein (23 grams!) which can sometimes be a challenging thing to achieve.

Backcountry Protein Pancakes

Backcountry Protein Pancakes


  • 4 Tbs THRIVE Whole Egg Powder
  • 3 Tbs Rolled Oats
  • 3 Tbs Gluten Free Flour Mix
  • 2 Tbs Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
  • 2 Tbs ON Casein Protein Powder - Creamy Vanilla
  • 2 Tbs Generic Whey Protein Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Soda


  1. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and mix until they are a fine powder
  2. Pack ingredients in a ziplock bag
  3. Add 1 cup of water when ready to cook, mix in bag by shaking.
  4. Cook on preheated pan

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