It’s definitely possible to enjoy a big plate of pancakes for breakfast even if you’re focused on healthy eating. So long as you make sure to whip up your own pancakes from scratch using all-natural ingredients, you can have pancakes on a daily basis – 100% guilt-free! I’m personally a huge fan of pancake breakfasts, especially when they’re delicious protein pancakes. And you can’t talk about delicious protein pancakes without mentioning these 5-ingredient banana protein pancakes. They’re super easy to make and end up tasting unbelievably good! If you’re feeling pressed for time and you need to come up with a protein-packed breakfast in a hurry, there aren’t very many better choices out there than these pancakes.
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To get started making these protein pancakes, you’re going to need to use a blender. The first thing you’ll need to add in is ¼ cup of vanilla flavored protein powder. As with all of the other recipes we’ve shared that call for protein powder, I would recommend going with a whey isolate product.
One of my favorite ways to make protein pancakes is by using almond flour, but coconut flour works just as well. With that in mind, you’ll be adding two tablespoons of coconut flour in with your vanilla protein powder. It’s an excellent source of fiber, protein, saturated coconut fats, and it will definitely help to give your pancakes a delightful hint of coconut flavoring. Another great benefit of coconut flour is that it’s incredibly low on the glycemic index, especially when compared with refined wheat flours. (1) This makes it a great choice for making pancakes that individuals with diabetes can enjoy as well.
And of course when making banana pancakes, you’re going to need bananas. This recipe requires only one medium-sized banana, preferably ripe. Banana pancakes aren’t just incredibly yummy – they’re also packed full of dietary fiber, potassium, B-complex vitamins, and they even contain a rather surprising amount of antioxidants as well. (2)
The only other two ingredients that you’ll need to add are a single large egg and one teaspoon of pure vanilla extract for flavoring. Blend all five ingredients until the mixture is nice and smooth, then lightly grease a non stick skillet with a bit of coconut oil before heating it up over a medium low heat. Cook your pancake batter until bubbles form on the top, and then carefully flip them over and cook the other side for between 30-60 seconds. When serving them, I like to add a tasty mixture of raw honey and cinnamon instead of a sugar maple syrup – it tastes incredible and the cinnamon helps to up the nutritional value of your pancake meal even more by adding in a great mix of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. (3)
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5-Ingredient Banana Protein Pancakes (These are So Easy!)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
¼ cup vanilla protein powder
2 tbsp coconut flour
1 medium banana
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
coconut oil, for greasing
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Lightly grease a non stick skillet with coconut oil.
- Heat the skillet over medium low heat until hot.
- Drop 1/8 cup of batter for each pancake onto the hot skillet.
- Cook until small bubbles begin to form on the top.
- Carefully flip the pancakes and cook on the other side 30- 60 seconds or until cooked through.
- Serve warm.