What could be a better breakfast on a crisp fall morning than a stack of banana protein pancakes? Well… it might not be cold in Florida just yet, but these pancakes are amazing nonetheless. 😉
Lately it seems as though nutritionists are talking all about protein. By now, most of us know that protein keeps us satisfied longer, helps build lean muscle, and is even said to aid in better sleep and lowering blood pressure. So if you know all of these awesome benefits of protein, then you (like me) are probably trying to find some easy ways to add more protein to your diet. It’s really not that hard, just a few tweaks here and there and the improvements are made!
Everybody is different, and with the plethora of diets that are common these days it’s hard to tell every one to just “Eat More Chicken.” But alas, do not despair, there are many ideas that could be modified for your individual person. With a little research, we can all have our protein and eat it too!
One of the ways I get a little extra protein in my breakfast during the week is to make these delicious banana protein pancakes. They are super fast to whip up and super tasty too. Fluffy, warm, and filling, these pancakes satisfy my cravings in a flash while helping me get that little bit of extra protein in.
Banana Protein Pancakes
1 ripe banana (medium-sized)
1 egg (can substitute with egg whites)
1 scoop protein powder –> this is the one I use
In a bowl, mash up the banana with a fork until smooth. Next add your egg. I’ve found this helps it blend better then when you add your protein powder right away. Lastly, add a scoop of protein powder and mix until a batter consistency is achieved. Begin warming your skillet and spray with coconut or olive oil. Next, pour in your batter. You can make multiple pancakes or one large one. Cook evenly on both sides. These delicious pancakes can be served with peanut butter, honey, yogurt, fruit or any toppings you like!
I have made these pancakes with many different kinds of protein powder. The nice thing is that they come out well with a variety of powders. So if you don’t care for Whey Protein, you could easily substitute for a plant based one instead! I’m currently using the MRM All Natural Whey Protein in Rich Vanilla and LOVE it!
In the past I’ve also had good results with Plant Fusion, and Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard. Depending on the type of protein powder you use, you may need to add more liquid to the mix. If you use a plant-based powder and your pancakes come out really thick, try adding some almond milk.
Please comment below and let me know how your banana protein pancakes turn out! Snap a picture and tag @nutrisimo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, so I can see your creation. I’m so excited to see all your pictures!