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Banana Protein Pancakes

banana protein pancakes topped with banana and maple syrup

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As a dietitian, there are two things I pay close attention to, especially around breakfasts, protein, and fiber. These banana pancakes are packed with both. Not to mention, they’re delicious and easy to make!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 scoop protein powder (31 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ingredients for banana protein pancakes. Two servings. One scoop protein powder 1/4 cup milk, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract one cup of rolled oats two whole eggs one medium banana.

Serving size

  • 1/4 cup batter makes 1 pancake
  • 3.5 pancakes is one serving.

Nutrition Breakdown

  1. This breakfast option is high in protein with 25 grams of protein per serving.
  2. This banana protein pancake recipe has over 7 grams of fiber per serving.
  3. There are 375 calories in each serving. (Without toppings)
  4. You can easily make a big batch of these and freeze them for later. Simply reheat in the microwave for a quick breakfast on the go.

Macros

Calorie and macros for banana protein pancakes. Calories: 350. Protein: 25 g. Carb: 47 g. Fats 8 g.

*Without toppings

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 24 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 47 grams
  • Fat: 8 Grams
  • Fiber: 7 grams

Instructions:

  1. Preheat a griddle or large frying pan over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth. This normally takes 30 – 90 seconds.
  3. Pour the batter onto the griddle or pan, using about 1/4 cup for each pancake.
  4. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Variations

Can I add protein powder?

If you want to add protein powder, use a scoop or two in the batter. You can also top your pancakes with Greek yogurt or nut butter for an extra protein boost.

Can I freeze these pancakes?

Yes, you can! Just make sure to cool the pancakes completely before freezing. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap or place them in a freezer-safe bag. They will keep for up to 2 – 3 months.

When you’re ready to eat, simply reheat in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes.

What type of protein powder can I use?

I personally like to use whey protein powder isolate. However, you can use any type of protein powder that you like. Just make sure to adjust the amount of liquid in the recipe accordingly.

Just an FYI, by changing the protein powder you may change the consistency of the batter.

Banana Protein Pancakes.

How to make protein banana pancakes vegan?

To make these pancakes vegan, you will need to use a plant-based protein powder and swap out the eggs and milk for almond milk.

Are the banana protein pancakes gluten-free?

Yes, these pancakes are gluten-free as long as you use gluten-free oats and protein powder.

Can I make these banana protein pancakes without protein powder?

Yes, you can make these pancakes without protein powder. Just omit it from the recipe and add an extra 1/4 cup of oats and 1/4 cup of egg whites to replace the protein.

Toppings and add-ins

There are so many delicious ways to top your pancakes. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Sliced bananas
  • Nut butter
  • Chocolate chips
  • Fresh berries
  • Maple syrup
  • Powdered sugar
  • Whipped cream

Storage

These Banana Protein Pancakes will last in the fridge for up to 5 days. Simply store them in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.

If you want to make a big batch and freeze them, they will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge or reheat in the microwave before enjoying.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are protein pancakes healthy?

Protein pancakes can be a healthy breakfast option if they are made with the correct ingredients. Look for recipes that use whole grains, healthy fats, and natural sweeteners.

How many protein pancakes should I eat?

The number of protein pancakes you should eat will depend on your calorie needs and goals. For reference one serving is about 375 calories if you add a topping like blueberries, you are looking at 425 calories.

Are protein pancakes good for weight loss?

Yes, protein pancakes are good for weight loss. They are a filling breakfast option that will help to keep you feeling satisfied throughout the morning.

What can I put on my protein pancakes?

There are many different toppings that you can put on your protein pancakes. Some popular options include fruit, nuts, nut butter, syrup, and yogurt.

Are protein pancakes healthier than regular pancakes?

Protein pancakes can be healthier than regular pancakes. Because traditional pancakes are typically lower in protein and fiber, by adding protein and using oats rather than flour, you are increasing the fiber, protein, and vitamin concentration.

Why are my protein pancakes not fluffy?

If you want fluffy protein pancakes, you need to make sure that your protein powder ingredients are finely ground. This will allow the baking soda and baking powder to create airy bubbles in your pancake batter, which will really help your pancakes to rise. So if your protein pancakes are not quite as fluffy as you would like them, it might be worth taking a closer look at your protein powder and its grind setting before giving up on this healthy breakfast option.

Looking for more breakfast options? Check out these articles:

Protein Overnight Oats

Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Strawberry Blackberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

banana protein pancakes topped with banana and maple syrup

Banana Protein Pancakes

Noah Quezada RDN
These delicious banana protein pancakes are a great way to start your day! They're packed with protein and fiber, and they're easy to make.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 1 Whole Banana
  • 1 Scoop Whey Protein Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a griddle or large frying pan over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
  • In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the batter onto the griddle or pan, using about 1/4 cup for each pancake.
  • Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Serve with your favorite toppings.

I hope you enjoy this Banana Protein Pancake recipe! If you try it, be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below. Thanks

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