The protein pancake seems to be coming into their own now in a lot of people’s healthy eating plan and diets, as far as healthy recipe’s go and also in the cooking, you really can’t look further than banana protein pancakes for an easy to make meal for anytime of the day.
And another key point about these protein pancakes and also this recipe, is that it is easy to adapt the pancakes to suit your taste buds and also your calorie intake if you need to.
You can just swap the third of a banana in the ingredient list below for unsweetened apple sauce or an apple puree or you could even try 2 x tablespoons of peanut butter in the mix.
Recently when I have been making these protein pancakes I have been adding super reds berry anti-oxidant powder to the ingredients, which if mixed in well with a natural vanilla protein powder it tastes delicious and also this give the pancakes a pink colour too as a bonus.
So here are the ingredients and all you need to make your banana protein pancakes.
Banana Protein Pancakes Ingredients
1/3 x Banana, ripe of course, not green
3 x Egg whites
¼ x Scoop of vanilla protein powder or natural protein powder of your choice
1/2 x Teaspoon of Oats
1/2 x Teaspoon of low fat unsalted cottage cheese
You might want to add a drop of stevia sweetener, this depends on your fruit or main ingredient of choice.
And maybe a sprinkle cinnamon, this also depends on your fruit or top ingredient of choice
How to cook and serve your Banana Protein Pancakes
This banana protein pancake recipe only takes a little time to cook and also very little preparation, it is very easy, so even if you are cooking impaired, you should still be eating in no time.
First up, take the banana and mash in a bowl until it’s a puree.
Then separate the egg whites into the bowl (Or into a separate bowl if you aren’t too good at separating egg whites from the yolk) and add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl mix.
At this time, if the protein pancakes mix is a little thick, add in another egg white, this will boost the protein level a little more in the recipe and also thicken it up a bit too, then mix the batter well.
The protein powder you put into the pancakes is your choice, the best choice if you are looking at making these high protein pancakes would be a high protein with low carbohydrate solution would be the best and also unflavoured as an option too.
I usually add in vanilla flavoured protein powder to most of my protein pancakes and it is very subtle and doesn’t affect the overall flavour of the pancakes too much.
Just use what you have and as long as it isn’t a way out flavour, you’ll be ok using it.
Note here too and something I have done before quite a few times, put the ingredients into a 600ml protein shaker cup, the one with the ball in it to mix and give it a good shake for a while.
This works for mixing up the contents easily and it is also great if you are staying at hotels or travelling with limited cooking utensils to use too.
Next comes the fun part, the cooking.
Start by heating your frying pan up, I usually put it on about half to three quarters of maximum heat and then add in your preferred cooking oil.
I usually use olive oil but have been experimenting with organic coconut oil recently and rice bran oil too, it depends on the ingredients in the pancakes and how it affects the flavour in the end.
Pour the pre mixed pancake ingredients into pan, then let cook until golden brown on one side and if they are, flip over to cook other side.
You can look at the top of the pancake before you flip it to see if the protein pancake is starting to cook through, little holes start to appear in the batter which indicates that it is and also you can lift the edge up slightly to peek underneath too just to make sure you pancakes aren’t burnt.
It all comes down to personal preference whether you cook many little pancakes at this stage or do what I do and cook one big pancake to rule all the pancakes.
After you have cooked the protein pancakes on both sides and you are happy they have cooked through, scoop them or it up and put onto your plate ready for garnishing with you favourite toppings.
Depending on your preference for the main flavour ingredient you can experiment with additions on top of the protein pancakes too.
For example a few mixed berries add to the flavour and also the anti oxidants in the recipe or if you are looking for brownie points from your partner if you are making some pancakes for them too, they make the meal look awesome when you present it to the table.
So there you have a recipe for Banana Protein Pancakes, it’s simple, they taste great, very filling and they also has quite a high protein count too.
Enjoy and remember to experiment to find what works best and to suit your taste buds.
Banana Protein Pancakes, what a great way to start your day!