Easy Banana Protein Pancake Recipe (Just 4 Ingredients)13 Feb
Are you craving a breakfast that’s as nutritious as it is delicious? Say hello to your new favourite morning meal! These Banana Protein Pancakes are made with just 4 ingredients – oats, eggs, whey protein, and a banana. They are quick to make, high in protein and super tasty.
If you’re a fitness fanatic in need of post-workout fuel or just looking for a delicious breakfast to start your day right, then these banana protein pancakes are perfect for you. Brimming with the goodness of natural ingredients and bursting with flavour, they’re destined to become a staple in your morning routine.
Banana Protein Pancake Ingredients:
- 1 large ripe banana
- 100g rolled oats
- 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder
- 2 eggs
Why Protein Pancakes?
These protein pancakes aren’t just delicious—they’re also a fantastic way to add in more protein to your diet. Protein is essential for muscle repair and growth, making protein powder an ideal supplement to include in your breakfast, especially if you lead an active lifestyle.
By combining ingredients like rolled oats, eggs, and protein powder, you’re creating a well-rounded meal that will keep you feeling satisfied and energised all morning. Plus, the natural sweetness of the banana will satisfy your sweet tooth without the need for any additional sugar.
To delve deeper into how protein can aid in your recovery and boost energy, explore our blog post ‘Why Should You Eat Protein?‘.
What Protein Powder Shall I Use?
Choosing the right protein powder can impact the flavour and nutritional value of your recipe. In this particular recipe, we opted for whey vanilla protein powder for its smooth texture and delicious taste. With about 20g of protein per scoop, it serves as an excellent protein source.
The beauty of this recipe lies in its flexibility. While whey vanilla protein powder enhances the flavour profile (we loved it!), why not explore other flavours such as banana or chocolate. You can add a twist to your everyday pancakes while still providing the essential protein boost you need.
How To Make Banana Protein Pancakes:
Prepare Your Ingredients: Grab the goods and equipment. While a blender or food processor will create an ultra-smooth batter, a mixing bowl and whisk will work just as well. Choose the method that suits you best. Either way will result in delicious pancakes!Mix: In a blender combine the banana, rolled oats, protein powder, and eggs. Blend until smooth and well combined – it should be a thick, pancake batter consistency. Again, you can mix the ingredients in a bowl until combined without a blender!
Heat Your Pan: Place a non-stick pan over medium heat and allow it to warm up. You can lightly grease the surface with cooking spray or a small amount of oil or coconut oil.
To Cook: Pour a small amount of batter into the pan to form your pancakes. Use about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake, or adjust according to your preferred size.
Cook Until Golden: Allow the pancakes to cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, or until bubbles begin to form on the surface. Then, carefully flip them over and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
Serve and Enjoy: Once cooked, pop your protein pancakes on to a plate. Serve them warm with your favourite toppings such as fresh berries, peanut butter, a drizzle of honey, or a dollop of Greek yogurt.
Looking For More Simple High Protein Recipes?
Be sure to explore our blog post, ‘High Protein Meals With 40g of Protein‘, for more inspiring ideas and delicious dishes.