This recipe is a keeper for everyone looking for quick, healthy breakfast options. Protein pancakes are a variation of traditional pancakes, which are high on protein content with the use of either protein powder or Greek yogurt. Apart from being nutritious, these also keep you fuller for longer. These can be served with fruits, honey, maple syrup, nut butter, chocolate drizzle or cocoa powder making them taste delicious.
Recipe at a Glance
Eggs – regular, large eggs
Banana- Ripe, better to mash
Oats– Rolled or quick/ instant
Flour– Wholewheat, you can use regular all-purpose flour
Protein powder– Any flavor of choice, optional
Milk– Full-fat, low-fat, non-dairy, any of your choice
Baking powder, Salt, Vanilla
Step by Step Process
- Blend all ingredients in a blender.
- Heat a frying pan, place almost ⅓ cup of the batter and cook until evenly brown on both sides.
- Serve with dark chocolate ganache or honey/agave/maple syrup and fruits.
Serving Suggestions -What to eat with Protein Pancakes?
Protein pancake is versatile and you can serve it with various options such as fruits, honey, maple syrup, nut butter, chocolate drizzle or cocoa powder.
Substitutions & Variations
Oats– You can use steel cut, rolled or quick/ instant oats.
Milk– You can use full-fat, low-fat, skimmed or any non-dairy milk (almond, oats, coconut).
Flour- Wholewheat flour can be replaced with all-purpose flour.
Protein powder- If you want to skip protein powder, then replace milk with Greek yogurt to maintain the protein content.
Storage & Make Ahead
You can make protein pancake batter in advance and store in the refrigerator for a day or two. This makes protein pancake a convenient option for quick and nutritious breakfast.
Alternatively, you can also freeze the pancakes, when you want to serve, you can either let it defrost at room temperature or thaw in a microwave for a minute.
If you are giving it in kid’s lunchbox, there is no need to thaw and by the time they will have their lunch, they will be perfect to eat.
- 2 eggs
- 1 banana
- 1 cup oats
- ¼ cup wholewheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup milk
- 1 scoop protein powder (optional)*
- Blend together all the ingredients in a blender.
- Heat a frying pan on medium heat.
- Brush with little butter if its not a non-stick frying pan.
- Place almost ⅓ cup of the batter on the pan.
- Cook until bubbles start to appear and then flip.
- Cook for 45 seconds until evenly brown on both sides.
- Serve with chocolate the desired toppings.
* If skipping protein powder, I use Greek yogurt in place of milk.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 14g