Start your morning on a high note with a breakfast that not only tastes delicious but also packs a protein punch. If you're looking to fuel your day with a nutritious and satisfying meal, our Banana Protein Pancakes are the perfect choice. These pancakes are not only easy to make but also feature the added goodness of Nourish™ protein powder, making them an ideal breakfast for those looking to boost their protein intake. Let's dive into the recipe and discover how these fluffy and flavorful pancakes can elevate your morning routine.
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 scoop vanilla Nourish protein powder (whey or vegan)
- 1/2 cup milk (dairy or plant-based)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Optional toppings: fresh berries, sliced bananas, or maple syrup
Blend the Batter:
- In a blender, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, rolled oats, protein powder, milk, baking powder, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
- Blend until you achieve a smooth and well-combined batter.
Preheat the Pan:
- Preheat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. If needed, lightly grease the surface with cooking spray or a small amount of oil.
Cooking the Pancakes:
- Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the preheated surface for each pancake.
- Cook until bubbles form on the surface, and the edges begin to set (approximately 2-3 minutes).
Flip and Cook:
- Carefully flip each pancake and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side, or until golden brown.
Serve and Enjoy:
- Remove the pancakes from the pan and stack them on a plate.
- Top with your favorite toppings, such as fresh berries, sliced bananas, a drizzle of maple syrup, or a dollop of Greek yogurt.
Why Protein Powder?
Muscle Recovery: The protein powder in these pancakes adds an extra boost of protein, supporting muscle recovery and growth, making them an excellent choice for those with an active lifestyle.
Satiety: Protein helps keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the morning, preventing those mid-morning energy crashes and snack cravings.
Flavor Enhancement: The vanilla flavor in the protein powder enhances the overall taste of the pancakes, giving them a sweet and satisfying twist.
- Experiment with different Nourish™ protein powder flavors to find your favorite combination.
- Adjust the thickness of the batter by adding more or less milk according to your preference.
- Make a larger batch and store leftovers in the refrigerator for a quick and convenient breakfast option throughout the week.