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Banana Protein Oat Pancakes – Recipe

March 30, 2016 • By

So I’ll admit I’m not a huge breakfast fan.  I eat it because I know it’s importance but I typically grab a protein shake or egg whites and microwave turkey sausage … nothing too fancy.  I’m just not ultra hungry in the morning.  But occasionally on the weekends, it’s nice to make something for the family or post long run that will fill up my belly.  And I’ve heard about protein pancakes, but again, honesty here, I hate how regular pancakes blow up in my stomach normally, I haven’t eaten one in 10 years or so.  No lie.

So back on topic.  These pancakes.  I needed a recipe that utilized all the things I already had on hand in my kitchen.  Unfortunately they seemed to all call for cinnamon, a spice I love, but have recently run out of and not restocked!  So I tweaked a promising one I saw on Slick Housewives.  Instead of cinnamon, I replaced it with powdered organic peanut butter.

And, surprisingly, they were fabulous!!!  They were moist, fluffy, had a hint of banana and packed with protein!  Best of all, the whole family liked them and I felt satiated but not like a stuffed tick!  I enjoyed them without any honey or syrup (just bananas on top), but the kids wanted a little honey on them.  These are seriously going to be a weekly treat and a great way to incorporate extra protein into our diets.

Here’s the recipe adapted from Slick Housewives. I’d love to hear what you think of it.

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Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered peanut butter (I used Honeyville Organic Powdered Peanut Butter from Costco)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 scoop protein powder plain or vanilla (I used Cytosport Vanilla Whey Protein Isolate & Concentrate from Costco)

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. {You can also just use a bowl and a fork to whisk it.}blender
  2. Spray a medium skillet or pancake grill with non-stick spray or coconut oil.
  3. Over low-medium heat add each pancake one at a time. Let cook for 2-4 mins on each side or until lightly brown on each side. Cook time depends on your stovetop.protein pancakes 2
  4. Drop by 1/4 cup onto a hot, greased skillet.protein pancakes
  5. Top with maple syrup, nut butter or preserves of choice.

Each batch prepares 8 pancakes.  Serving size 2 pancakes

Nutritional Information per serving size: Calories 198 Fat 6.5 g Protein 15g Carbs 22g Sugars 10.5g Fiber 2.5 g

Banana Oat Protein Pancakes