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4-Ingredient Foolproof Banana Protein Pancakes

4-Ingredient Foolproof Banana Protein Pancakes
Emily Wilcock
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These four-ingredient banana protein pancakes are foolproof (even for a rookie cook).

Protein pancakes are a staple breakfast item, but hands up whose pancakes have turned out like soggy, misshapen blobs that tear at the mere sight of a spatula?

This ridiculously easy recipe will be your go-to banana for breakfast (and maybe even lunch and dinner).

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Are pancakes a good source of protein?

While tasty, ordinary pancakes aren’t particularly high in protein. Protein pancakes, however, are an excellent source of protein. This particular stack helps you rack up 15g of protein without too much effort. And that’s before you’ve even considered toppings.

Best protein powder for pancakes

Impact Whey Protein

With up to 23g of protein per serving, you can’t go wrong with a scoop of Impact Whey. You can use whatever flavour you’ve got knocking about, but vanilla is by far the best option.

Impact Vegan Protein

Add a scoop of Impact Vegan Protein to your pancake mix, for an extra 21g of plant-powered protein to kickstart your day. Now that’s a breakfast of champions.

Protein Pancake Mix

The Protein Pancake Mix is the easiest way to whip up a stack of protein pancakes. Two scoops plus water, and you’re good to go. Plus, if you're a big pancake lover, or just want to make sure you're never short on your favourite protein supplies, check out our Subscribe & Gain feature.

And better yet, for the must-have pancake toppings, check out the Pancake Bundle. Load up on Sugar-Free Syrup and Nut Butter.

Are protein pancakes healthy?

The Protein Pancake Mix serves up both fast- and slow-digesting nutrients, making them a top-tier choice for a breakfast that won’t even have you thinking about food until lunchtime.

Plus, this recipe includes banana, protein and oats — providing you with a well-balanced breakfast that ticks all the boxes.

How to meal prep pancakes

Just because you’re out of the house early for work, doesn’t mean your breakfasts have to be boring. You can do better than a piece of toast as you rush out the door, and it doesn’t have to take up too much of your time.

That’s because you can meal prep pancakes. And pretty easily, too.

On a Sunday morning, as you're whipping up a batch of protein pancake batter, double up the recipe, or even triple it. Make the pancakes as you normally would and while you’re tucking into your breakfast portion, allow the others to cool.

Once cool, package them up in an airtight container store in the fridge.

To reheat, either pop them in the microwave, or, for the best results, put them in the toaster for a couple of minutes. This will give you the “fresh from the pan” crispness with none of the faff.

Can I freeze protein pancakes?

As a meal-prep lover, there’s not much better than a portion of something that you can freeze. And these pancakes are no exception. As long as they’re completely cool before putting them in the freezer, they should be absolutely fine.

Just take them from the freezer and put them directly in the toaster — no hassle, no mess, and a nutritious, delicious breakfast.

Or try these frozen pancake cubes:
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Banana Protein Pancake Recipe

Protein pancakes

Servings
Makes 4 pancakes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

1.

First, pop a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat and leave it to heat up. Medium heat is key here — if it begins to smoke, it’s too hot.

2.

Next, add your banana and eggs to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

3.

Add the protein powder and rolled oats to the blender and process until smooth. Ensure you add these after the bananas and eggs to prevent the powder from getting stuck at the bottom of the blender (no one likes a crusty blender).

4.

Pour a quarter of the batter into a preheated frying pan, into a pancake around 5″ wide. If you like, you can make the pancakes a little thicker — just wait 20 seconds from pouring the batter in and pour a dribble more batter on top.

5.

Wait around 30 seconds (or until golden on the bottom), then use a spatula to flip the pancake and cook for a further 30 seconds. Repeat until you have no batter left.

6.

Top with your favourite toppings (we think blueberries + Maple Sugar-Free Syrup = the best protein pancakes in the world).

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories115
Total Fat1g
Total Carbohydrates14g
Protein15g

Variations and add-ins

Since we’ve got our base recipe sorted, you can put your own spin on it — sweet, savoury, or both. Just remember, if you’re tracking your macros any changes you make to the recipe will change the nutritional value.

Make them vegan

Looking to make some changes to align with your plant-based lifestyle? Not a problem.

First, swap out Impact Whey Protein for the Impact Vegan Protein — still high in protein, but completely plant based.

Next, instead of eggs, use your go-to milk alternative. We'd recommend adding little by little so you can gauge the consistency for the perfect pancake. Alternatively, for an extra protein boost and an added nutty flavour, add 4 tablespoons of nut butter and a splash of milk alternative to loosen things up.

Mix up your flavours

One of the benefits of adding protein powder to your pancakes is that you can easily mix up your flavour selection. Craving sweetness — it has to be Chocolate. Feeling fruity — Banana, Blueberry, or Strawberry are all excellent options. Keeping it simple — can’t go wrong with Vanilla or Unflavoured.

And that’s before we’ve even got started on FlavDrops — zero-calorie flavour drops. An excellent way to add an extra depth of flavour to your pancakes.

Mix up your toppings

When it comes to toppings, I could go on for days. But we’ve all got our favourites...

Lemon and sugar, maple syrup and bacon, fruit and syrup, ham and cheese, chocolate spread, peanut butter, eggs, jam, butter. Like I said, I could go on forever.

Pancake cereal

While it doesn’t require anything additional, it’s a novelty we’re here for. All you have to do is add small teaspoons of the batter to a frying pan which will leave you with tiny little pancakes.

Pancake skewers

Putting your toppings on top of your pancakes is so last year. We're all about little skewers now.

It's simple, as above, make your pancake cereal, but instead of serving in a bowl, serve on a skewer alongside your favourite toppings.

Stuffed pancakes

Again, the recipe remains pretty much the same except you’ll need a couple of extra ingredients for your stuffing.

Pour a thin layer of pancake mixture into the frying pan, then top with the filling — think chocolate spread, nut butter, jam, or even ham and cheese. Then, on top, add another thin layer of pancake mixture. Cook as normal, flipping halfway through.

Pancake dippers

A showstopping twist on a Maple syrup and bacon pancake — pancake dippers. It’s slightly unorthodox, but it’s also pretty cool.

First, cook your streaky bacon rasher until it’s nice and crispy. Then spoon the pancake mixture around and on top of the bacon until it’s completely covered. Cook for two minutes before flipping and cook for a further two minutes. Dip straight into syrup and enjoy.

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It doesn’t matter what age you are — sometimes you just can’t beat a bowl of chocolatey cereal.

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FAQs

How much protein is in these pancakes?

Each serving of these pancakes contains 15g of protein, the perfect way to set yourself up for the day.

Can you use vegan protein powder?

Absolutely. If your preference is vegan protein powder, or you’re looking to make some plant-based switches — vegan protein powder works just as well as whey.

What to top your protein banana pancakes with?

When it comes to toppings, each to their own — personally, you can’t go wrong with fruit and syrup or peanut butter.

Can these high-protein pancakes be made in the blender?

To make your life easier, throw all the ingredients into a blender, then you’re good to go.

 

Emily Wilcock
Content Executive
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After completing an internship with Myprotein, Emily returned to university to finish her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing. With experience in lifestyle writing, Emily aims to entertain and educate through her work. Her focuses include recipes, real and inspiring stories, and working with writers to help provide easy-to-digest evidence-based research. Her work on recipes has been previously featured in The Supplement magazine, with a particular focus on high-protein, nutritious meals, plus advice on how to properly fuel your body. Outside of work, Emily’s top priority is food. She’s a self-professed star baker and a connoisseur of all things baked. In her spare time, she’s either cooking up a storm, our looking out for the opportunity to try out Manchester’s newest restaurants. But as a huge fan of carbs, if it’s not pasta or pasta-adjacent, she’s not interested. If she’s not in the kitchen, she’s tucked up with a book for an early night, or you’ll find her in the gym working up a sweat. Afterall, all those carbs require quite the appetite.
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