Krusteaz Buttermilk Protein Pancakes

Krusteaz – Protein Pancakes made Easy! #Review

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I’m going to be completely transparent here for just a moment. I like to cook. My family likes to eat. I like pancakes. I’ve NEVER been able to make decent pancakes. They were either too runny or they would burn or they were too hard… it was always something. Until I got the Krusteaz protein pancakes mix, a little box of yumminess in the mail! Krusteaz put the ease in pancake making for this mama!

About Krusteaz:

In 1932 the women of a Seattle bridge club had a simple idea for an easy-to-make pie crust. They called it “Crust Ease” (a clever combination of “crust” and “ease”), and little did they know it would lead to a wide variety of home-baked goods enjoyed by everyone around the country.

I was amazed at how truly simple it was to make delicious pancakes and protein pancakes to boot, added nutrition but all flavor! Apparently I’ve been doing it wrong for a lot of years! It took about a minute and a half to mix the batter up (all you need is the mix and water – TOO simple!). Let my pan get good and hot. In about 5 minutes I was eating a nice fluffy stack of pancake goodness.


  1. Heat pancake griddle to 375°F (medium heat). Lightly grease griddle.
  2. Whisk pancake mix and water. Batter will be slightly lumpy. Do not over-mix. Let batter stand 2 minutes. Pour slightly less than ¼ cup batter per pancake onto griddle.
  3. Cook protein pancakes 1¾ – 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown, turning only once.

I chose to put some walnuts in mine and top with coconut nectar and strawberries – So tasty! These Buttermilk Protein pancakes held me all day long. I’ve never had pancakes satisfy me like that, normally in an hour or so I’m looking for a snack. Not this time. I didn’t eat again until dinner so not only were these protein pancakes super delicious they sustained me all day.

If you’re like me, you’re already dreading the new school year that’s quickly approaching. You are going to want to keep a box (or two) of Krusteaz Protein Buttermilk Pancake Mix in your pantry. It’s a quick and easy breakfast and will hold the kiddos until their lunch time rolls around!


You can pick your Krusteaz pancake mix up at many retailers or you can get some for FREE! That’s right – FREE! One lucky PBM reader will be getting:

5 Krusteaz Protein Pancake Mixes
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Be sure and come back on Tuesday 8/1/17  to enter for your chance to win this great Back to School prize pack!

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  1. Calvin F. says:

    Looks like a quality mix! I’d have these for breakfast.

  2. Seyma Shabbir says:

    This is wonderful! I love Krusteaz and now that they are making pancakes higher in protein it is SO much better. My hubby will love this. I would add walnuts to them!

  3. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I love the high amount of protein with these pancakes. I loved and enjoyed reading the awesome review.

  4. Easy to use mix, all you need to add is water…we will be looking for Krusteaz Protein Buttermilk Pancake Mix on our next trip to the grocery store !

  5. Trisha McKee says:

    Krusteaz is a brand i can trust to consistently put forth quality products. I have not yet tried the protein pancake mix but will be trying it soon!

  6. sherry fowler says:

    OMG i am loving the way you stacked your ingredients on top! plus I love the ingredients!

  7. I like that you only have to add water (and not egg also) to the mix.

  8. Sabrina Templin says:

    These look delicious! I didn’t know they made a pancake mix esp a protein one!

  9. I love the protein aspect of this. I a vegetarian and am always looking for different ways to add protein to my diet.

  10. Vikki Billings says:

    I love this pancake mix, in fact I love all of their mixes. I am excited that they have a high protein one because I am on a high protein diet and this will make my breakfast yummy every once in awhile!

  11. I didn’t know they made pancake mixes. I think buttermilk pancakes are the best.I’m going to try these.

  12. I like that it’s easy to make, like regular pancakes

  13. I m always looking for a way to add protein to my picky eaters diet and this is great they love pancakes.

  14. Rae Higgins says:

    So happy that I can find these in the grocery store! Great review!

  15. I’ve never had a protein pancake. This would be something of interest to me since carbs aren’t my friend.

  16. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I have used Krusteaz mixes for 40 years, but I’ve never tried these protein mixes. I would feel better serving my kids/grandkids protein pancakes. Loved your photos.

  17. Julie Terry says:

    I love that this mix is easy to use and love love love that they have these mixes with added protein, such a great way to start your day.

  18. Melissa Craig says:

    Krusteaz pancake mixes and their waffle mixes are the only kind I purchase!

  19. I never knew Krusteaz had a protein mix. I love the Krusteaz pancake mixes I have tried. I am sure I would love this one too! Krusteaz is my go to brand for pancakes. The batter isn’t too runny or thick. My pancakes come out perfect every time!

  20. So great that they have added protein since they say if you get a high protein breakfast, you won’t get as hungry thru the day.

  21. The added protein is something I did not know mixes would add. Good brands do good things!

  22. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Krusteaz Protein Buttermilk Pancake Mix sounds so good and having the protein in it is such a plus as well. They make the best tasting mixes my family loves them.

  23. Jennifer H. says:

    I learned that these pancakes have protein added to them. I think that is great!

  24. Cathy Coibion says:

    I loved the pictures, they sure made me hungry for pancakes! Thank you for the lovely review!

  25. pamela j bailey says:

    i haven’t tried Krusteaz products, would love to. I have learned from your review to let pancakes set for 2 minutes before cooking them and another thing I always mix mine util smooth, I will be trying your approach on my next pancake or lose btw my pancakes are not the best, thanks for the tips..

  26. Julie Lundstrom says:

    This recipe would be good for a breakfast for the kids for school.

  27. Tia Wallner says:

    I learned that the name Krusteaz meant a clever combination of “crust” and “ease”

  28. Patricia Cameron says:

    I love their pancakes and other products

  29. Carrie Messer says:

    I’ve used regular Krusteaz and liked it. I didn’t know they had protein mix. I’ll try it. I hope it tastes as good as the original. That would be awesome!

  30. Armando Rincon says:

    nice combination, a very complete plate

  31. chickie brewer says:

    It says to let it stand before you pour it in the pan…. I haven’t been doing that ..

  32. Victoria Scott says:

    This is so awesome – my kids love pancakes and this would be a great way to get extra protein in their diet!

  33. Make pancakes every weekend! Need to try these!

  34. Richard Hicks says:

    I have not tried them before but now I want to!

  35. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    These are so good. My family loved them. Thank you again for sharing this great product and recipe. God Bless

  36. I have used Krusteaz for years and love the protein pancake mix. They are delicious and the added protein ingredient doesn’t have a weird flavor.

  37. Michelle Waller says:

    I just love Krusteaz, but never tried a buttermilk pancake, let alone one with protein added! These would be perfect for back to school.

  38. Maryanne says:

    We go through the 10lb bag of Krusteaz pancake mix too fast in our house! Would live to try the protein one.

  39. DailyWoman (Lacey) says:

    I would love to give these Protein Pancakes a try.

  40. Teresa A Thompson says:

    I would love to try protein pancakes.

  41. Crystal Warnick says:

    I have tried this brand in Blueberry muffins. It was delicious!

  42. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I’ve never used their brand of pancake mix before! I got try these,because it seems a lot more helathier than mine.! The coconut nectar sounds different,besides just using syrup!

  43. Alicia Hewitt says:

    I love Krusteaz pancake mixes!! I never heard they had protein mixes and would like to try them!

  44. These cakes look great, I like the fact that they are so satisfying and keep you full longer. These would be great for my kids when they start school, their lunchtime is around 1:00 which is a long time from breakfast!

  45. jeanette sheets says:

    never tried before ,looks delicious

  46. crystal mccord says:

    I love that they are loaded with protein to hold you over all day, it’s hard to find a breakfast option that doesn’t leave that “snacky” feeling by mid lunch.

  47. Alisa M Baker says:

    Krusteaz is always are go to for waffles and bread also. Looks like your puppy wants some too.

  48. Lisa Williams says:

    I have been using Krusteaz brand since I can remember,my mom used to buy them. I didn’t know Krusteaz had so many varieties of pancake mixes but I have bought the Lemon Bar mix.

  49. Tracey Nagel says:

    These are delicious just dipped in syrup.

  50. Pat Schwab says:

    This company has great products. I would love to try their pancake mixes. I love that I only need to add water and that there is protein added to the mix. I use to be bad at pancakes and would make a mess by turning them too soon. I learned to toss a little water on griddle or pan and if it bubbles it should be ready. Also do not turn until the pancakes have bubbles.

  51. ruby reis wade says:

    I am so happy that you said it sustains you until dinner. I have to lose 10 pounds before my sons wedding and this just might help me get there. even if I don’t win…I plan to try them….I love Krusteaz products. their cookies are the absolute best. course the cookies are not going to help me lose those 10 pounds…

  52. Stephanie H. says:

    My family and I love to eat pancakes and we also love the Krusteaz brand too. We’ll have to try these protein pancakes the next time we have them.

  53. Linda Madden says:

    I love Krusteaz Pancake Mix. I’ve been Using It for years. I think they are better than IHOP.
    I like That this protein type is out.

  54. I like the idea of the added protein – makes it a more substantial meal for kids during the week and not just on the weekend for a treat.

  55. Katie Bellamy says:

    These look delicious! I love Krusteaz!

  56. amy guillaume linderman says:

    i love this brand and i would love to serve my kids these pancakes before school! protein really helps keep them awake and alert

  57. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    Sounds very good. I have always like Krusteaz mixes.

  58. So fast and yummy. This looks great. I would add blueberries.

  59. Christina Sparks says:

    I enjoy pancake not only for breakfast or brunch but I also enjoy them for dinner.

  60. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    What a delicious way to get some added protein. These sound so good. Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless

  61. Veronica S says:

    Looks so yummy..who doesn’t love pancakes? ?

  62. Wendy R. says:

    Krusteaz is the best! I’ve never tried a protein mix before.

  63. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I can always trust Krusteaz to make a great product. This protein pancake mix is wonderful!

  64. i love their other baking mixes as well.

  65. Julie Murphy says:

    I like that they have protein.

  66. jenny stratton says:

    I didn’t know it was created in 1932 by a Bridge Club in Seattle.

  67. Candace Galan says:

    I’ve never heard of protein pancakes, need to try them out.

  68. terri baker says:

    This might be a silly thing I learned, but I have always wondered how you were supposed to pronounce Krusteaz! I love all their desert mixes and would say we needed to buy some ” krust-ehhz, krustie… those really good mixes in the cake isle!”

  69. These look so delicious and I like the fact that they are also healthy. I think pancakes are good anytime day or night. I try to keep a bunch in the freezer so we can just pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds and have a hot treat.

  70. Terry Cross says:

    I didn’t know Krusteaz made protein pancakes. I will definitely be trying these!

  71. I am trying to lose weight. I would love to try a protein pancake mix.

  72. If I can get my protein in pancakes that’s how I’m getting mine from now on! Glad to hear the mixes are so easy to make – I tried making pancakes from scratch once and it wasn’t pretty.

  73. Marilyn Nawara says:

    Never heard of Protein Pancakes — going to try them. Like that all you add is water.

  74. Nancy Burgess says:

    These are new to me didn’t know they had protein pancakes.I’d love to try them.

  75. Cindy Merrill says:

    How much protein per serving is in the pancake mixes? I’m very curious. My Grandfather would have pancakes for supper often.

  76. Jay Jackson says:

    I use Krusteaz Pancake Mix and we love it It is so easy to make and they taste great.

  77. I didn’t know they have protein pancakes. I’ll make this for my granddaughters.

  78. Michelle S says:

    I love how simple this mix is plus the added benefit of the protein.

  79. Robin Abrams says:

    I love Buttermilk pancakes but have not made them myself. I will give these a try. I would add some fresh blueberrys to mine. I love the Krusteaz mixes they are so easy to make

  80. mary ortiz says:

    I guess the reason for this goodness might be in the protein which makes the stomach satisfied after eating this for breakfast. What a great revelation. Thank you.

  81. Deborah D says:

    I love that the pancake mix has protein in it. That is something mu doctor says I need more of.

  82. Wow! This is so good! Amazing

  83. Soha Molina says:

    I love this trivia: In 1932 the women of a Seattle bridge club had a simple idea for an easy-to-make pie crust. They called it “Crust Ease

  84. Deborah W. says:

    I learned that the brand began by a group of women in 1932 in Seattle.

  85. Maryann D. says:

    I really like Krusteaz products and have tried many different ones. I would like to try this Protein mix and would love to add different berries to the mix.

  86. My grandkids love pancakes for breakfast when they visit but sometimes there isn’t enough time so this would be helpful. They look so fluffy and delicious.

  87. Wow, these look so good but seem so easy! I’d love to try this protein variety!

  88. Amanda Alvarado says:

    We love their regular pancake/waffles mixes so I’d love to try this one with extra protein in it! Going to look for it when I go grocery shopping!

  89. I am a huge fan of their cornbread!
    I haven’t tried their pancakes mix or cookies.
    Would love to win
    Yours look really good

  90. Tracy Snyder says:

    I think it is great that companies like Krusteaz are adding extra protein to their products. Can’t wait for it to come out here in TN.

  91. We love pancakes! That is our to go to breakfast, I like the idea that this mix also has protein added,great !

  92. Mary Cloud says:

    That looks good – I love Strawberries on my Pancakes also

  93. I love the idea of being able to still have pancakes yet have the protein to help you stay full longer!

  94. I like pancakes with some strawberries on top. I like that these have a ton of protein in them.

  95. susan smoaks says:

    pancakes are my favorite. i can’t wait to try all these krusteaz products. they have so many different varieties.

  96. Marti Tabora says:

    I have tried a lot of Krusteaz products before and have really liked them a lot, although I haven’t yet tried this buttermilk pancake mix. I am definitely looking forward to giving it a try.

  97. Spring ross says:

    I really like Krusteaz, and its really simply to make. I do like making my own recipe on a daily basis, but we always bring Krusteaz pancake mix for camping, hiking, and traveling purposed, because its so easy to make up. I like the idea of having protein in the mix, because we usually are camping, and adding that extra protein would be a real plus.

  98. We use Krusteaz Waffle mix (simply the best!) ~ but never knew they had a Protein Pancake mix!! Protein is such an important part of a diet, especially in the morning. I’m thinking it’s perfect for breakfast before school for the kids…should keep them going all day! What a great product find!! Thanks!

  99. Love that you can add water instead of milk! Our family loves pancakes!

  100. I have made these a few times a while ago. Completely agree that the texture is flawless! And they don’t taste flat like other pancake mixes. And the possibilities for creations are endless. Even for savory!

  101. Krusteaz is the best pancake mix i have ever used. Pancakes come out perfect every time, and they’re light and fluffy. We love them drenched in cane syrup topped with chopped nuts and fruit.

  102. rochelle haynes says:

    I love pancakes they taste good and easy to make

  103. monique s says:

    these loot so amazing. I love that it has the protein. I need more protein in my diet

  104. I love this and so does my family I have been eating krusteze for as long as I can remember

  105. Colleen Maurina says:

    I didn’t realize that Krusteaz made a protein pancake mix. Such a great reason to make pancakes more often! I love that their mixes are so quick and easy.

  106. I do hope there is no sugar in the mix as this sound healthy.

  107. I like that you only have to add water to this mix. I don’t always have milk in the fridge, so this is very handy.

  108. I have to try these pancakes, sounds delicious, and yet has protein. I can see this would be a very versatile mix to experiment with. I’ve bought Krusteaz over the years and always loved the flavor.

  109. Pancakes are versatile in that they also make a great dinner food. I bet we eat them for dinner more often than we eat them for breakfast.

  110. shelly peterson says:

    The kids love pancakes! I love using Krusteaz pancake mixes.

  111. I love my pancakes with lots of butter.

  112. Kim Avery says:

    Krusteaz is my favorite mix for pancakes and waffles! I will have to look for the protein ones. We could use extra protein and what better way than in my favorite breakfast food?

  113. Lauryn R says:

    I have never had their protein mix before! Your recipe sounds delicious! I have never heard of coconut nectar before, but now I definitely must try it! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  114. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I would love to try the protein type. Never knew they even had a protein packed pancake. I’ve only tried the blueberry pancake from Krusteaz and it wasn’t really my favorite. I look forward to trying these though!

  115. Those eyes are so winning over me!

  116. I love Krusteaz pancake mix. I didn’t know they have the protein type available. I tried the waffle mix, but not near as good as pancake mix, so I use it to make waffles. Thanks for sharing this information!

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