Lemon Almond Protein Pancakes: Cooking With Essential Oils

Lemon Almond Protein Pancakes - Healthy, gluten free packed with protein. The Bewitchin' Kitchen

I’m a big fan of protein pancakes. Regular pancakes don’t fill me up (I’m an empty pit) so I usually need a little more. This recipe uses oats, Shakeology (or protein powder) and lemon essential oil and it keeps me fuelled for hours.

I recently received my Family Physician Kit from doTERRA, and I wanted to try some of the contents out in different ways. Yes, I’m using Deep Blue on my muscles, finding solutions for my hives and making cleaning supplies but I really wanted to try cooking with an oil. Obviously some are safe to ingest and some are not (there is a guide on the kit), and lemon happens to be one of the oils that is (it’s concentrated oil from the rind). Please note that not all brands of essential oils are safe to ingest – so don’t run off and buy any oil to make a batch of protein pancakes with. Please take caution and ensure that whatever brand the oil is – it says it is safe to take internally.

Cooking with essential oils - Lemon and Almond Protein Pancakes

Not only does it taste yummy, but it has some health benefits as well such as: digestive support, mood booster, anti bacterial, anti viral, anti-inflammatory and that’s just listing a few.

I was using it for flavour only, but if the health benefits survive the heat – then that’s a bonus. Most products are not stable enough to survive the heat and provide the health benefits, I’m not sure if essential oils fall into that category or not – I’m new to the oil scene. However I do know that Shakeology does this. Shake-o is a superfood “healthiest meal of the day” supplement, but when heated it loses a lot of it’s nutritional value, but I still use it. I figure it’s better then nothing. You can learn more about Shakeology here, but if you don’t have Shakeology or don’t want to use it – just give it a try with the vanilla protein powder you do have, I’m not here to sell anyone anything – just sharing what I use.

Lemon Almond Protein Pancakes - Healthy, gluten free packed with protein. The Bewitchin' Kitchen

I prefer to use oats instead of flour because I find it really fills my stomach. I’m such a carb-o-holic that I find that I can eat a whole stack of regular pancakes and then some, I personally don’t feel full off flour (it’s weird).

Lemon Almond Oat Pancakes - Cooking with Essential Oils
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Lemon Almond Protein Pancakes

Delicious and filling gluten free pancake recipe using oats as the flour base.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword almonds, lemon, lemon almond protein pancakes, pancakes, protein pancakes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 409kcal


  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 drop doTERRA lemon essential oil
  • 1 scoop vanilla shakeology vanilla protein powder is fine
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 individual container - coconut greek yogurt I use Oikos 0%


  • Combine all ingredients (except the greek yogurt) into a blender and pulse a few times to make smooth.
  • Heat a skillet sprayed with non stick spray over medium heat. Spoon the batter on the pan (you won't be able to pour it - it will be really thick) and flip after roughly 3 minutes, cooking evenly on the other side as well (2-3 minutes).
  • Top with greek yogurt.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 666mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Calcium: 601mg | Iron: 2mg
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There are many versions of protein pancakes out there: with or without whey protein, with cottage cheese or a whole lot of peanut butter (I wouldn’t necessarily call that protein pancakes though).

Have you ever made protein pancakes?

18 comments on “Lemon Almond Protein Pancakes: Cooking With Essential Oils”

  1. What a delicious looking recipe!! I love that it is Gluten free! I’m going to have to give it a whirl!

  2. Not sure I have ever seen such a recipe before Randa, but it does sound filling. Any idea if you can switch out the almond of another extract?

  3. I have never tried protein pancakes. That sounds delicious and perfect for breakfast.

  4. Wow! I’ve never even heard of protein pancakes, much less make them. They look delicious.

  5. So wait. You’re using essential oil… to COOK?

    Mind is sufficiently blown. Well done, Randa.

    • lol! Thanks Casey, not all oils are safe to do so (and certainly not all brands). Thankfully I have a little cheat sheet that helps me out with that 😉

  6. i neved tried this coco greek yogurt i would have to search it
    this recipe is amazing.

  7. I need to learn more about essential oils.

    • Hi Joy,

      I’m slowly learning more and more now. There is a lot to learn and it takes time, but a little a bit of a time I am getting rid of chemicals in my home 🙂 When I get my nutritionist degree, I am taking an advance course to specialize in oils. I suggested learning about doTERRA, they were who came the most recommended to me from other nutritionists and health conscious friends 🙂

      If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me. http://mydoterra.com/RandaDerkson

  8. I’ve never heard of them. This is totally new to me.It sounds interesting but, too heavy for me. I get stuffed after eating two bites of any food. And I’m full for the day.

  9. THis looks like a good recipe. Thank you

  10. great use of essential oils! Thanks!!

  11. I’ve never made protein pancakes. Actually, I’ve never heard of them but they sound and look delicious!

  12. Thanks for the recipes

  13. This recipe sounds really good I think I would change the almond flavoring to Vanilla

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