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Banana Protein Pancakes Recipe the Perfect Breakfast

Banana Protein Pancakes Recipe the Perfect Breakfast
August 14, 2022

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I don’t just love pancakes, I’m a fanatic.

When I was just a little Viking Beast, I used to go to my grandparents during school lunch breaks.

I was super skinny and disliked food in general, except the heavenly pancakes from my grandmother. I survived on those.

Turns out those pancakes were just pre-packaged pancake mixes from the store, with a sprinkle of grandmother magic of some kind.

Many things changed over the years, but my deep love for pancakes never went away.

I’ve experimented with many protein pancake variations, and today I’m sharing how to make one without the use of plain flour.

Delicious banana protein pancakes.

Grab your favorite popcorn machine, pop some kernels, and enjoy this banana protein pancake recipe.

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Why I love Banana Protein Pancakes

  1. It’s very high in protein. This recipe will be your best friend while gaining muscle or retaining muscle during a fat loss phase.
  2. Fast & easy to make. You won’t need to be in the kitchen all day for these banana protein pancakes.
  3. Super delicious. If my grandmother would ever decide to hit the weights and get jacked. She would surely try this recipe out as well.
  4. You can adjust it to your daily caloric needs (weight loss/ weight gain). Play with the ingredients; these pancakes will always fit your macro’s perfectly.
Banana Protein Pancakes Recipe

Ingredients in Banana Protein Pancakes

  • 3 (large) eggs
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 100 grams of low-fat cottage cheese or Greek/ high-protein Yogurt
  • 40 grams of oats
  • 40 grams of protein powder
  • 80 ml of (plant-based) milk (I use non-sweetened almond milk)
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder/ Soda
  • Your preferred sweetener (I like a lot)
  • 10 grams of chia seeds (optional)

How to make Banana Chocolate Protein Pancakes

Banana chocolate protein pancakes are not just super tasty (if you like chocolate of course), but cocoa powder is also a real superfood.

It has plenty of health benefits and is the primary source of a substance called epicatechin.

You can read more about epicatechin here, it’s really good for fitness/ bodybuilding purposes as well.

How to make Banana Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

Peanut butter is not only delicious but also a very good source of healthy fats.

This will make the banana protein pancakes a more well-rounded meal because as described above it’s mainly high in carbohydrates and proteins.

How to calculate the calories in Banana Protein Pancakes

The banana protein pancakes as described above are 708 calories.

They have 65 grams of proteins, 62 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber, and 21 grams of fat.

I used unsweetened almond milk and left out the chia seeds.

You can split it into two portions, depending on the number of calories/ proteins you'd like to eat.

If you wish to calculate the exact amount of calories in your custom banana protein pancakes, but you don’t know how, well I’ve you covered.

I’ve written an in-depth article that explains how you can easily track the calories of all your foods using an app called MyFitnessPal. You can find it here.

Make Banana Protein Pancakes lower in calories

If you’re on a lower-calorie diet or simply want to save more calories for later, here is what you can do:

  • Use only 1-2 eggs, and add some egg-white only eggs instead.
  • Use only 20 grams of oats.
  • Use low-calorie plant-based milk, like unsweetened almond milk.

Use around 50ml of milk if you cut back on ingredients, otherwise, it won’t bake as good.

Make Banana Protein Pancakes higher in calories

If you require more calories because you’re trying to bulk up or you’re just very hungry, here is what you can do:

  • Use more whole eggs
  • Add another ripe banana
  • Add oats
  • Add cacao powder
  • Add peanut butter for healthy fats/ a lot of calories
  • Add cornflakes to the mix (maybe weird, but delicious)
  • You can substitute the (plant-based) milk with chocolate milk

Use more milk as you add ingredients, otherwise, the banana protein pancake batter won’t mix properly.

Add more proteins to Banana Protein Pancakes

If you just can’t have enough proteins, ever, then this is what I recommend you do to increase your protein intake even further:

  • Add more egg whites
  • Add protein powder
  • Add cottage cheese/ high-protein (Greek) yogurt

The best thing to do is add protein powder, egg whites, and yogurt evenly, while slightly using more milk.

How to make Banana Protein Pancakes

Banana protein pancakes are easy and simple to bake. Here’s how:

  1. Take a big bowl and a hand mixer.
  2. Crack the eggs, add the cottage cheese/ yogurt, and mix those first.
  3. Add the banana and mash it, then proceed with adding the other ingredients.
  4. Mix till smooth, while pre-heating a pan on maxed-out fire (I’m kind of impatient).
  5. Cover the pan with zero-calorie cooking spray, coconut oil, or extra virgin olive oil. Or use butter, but this is my least favorite.
  6. Change the heat to a medium setting, and pour in the banana protein pancake batter.
  7. Wait a couple of minutes till the first side is done, flip it over, and wait another couple of minutes before your delicious chocolate protein pancakes are done.
  8. Repeat till you’re completely out of banana protein pancake batter.

Pro tip: use multiple pans for an increase in speed.

Banana Protein Pancakes Add-ons

Banana protein pancakes are plain without some of your love and creativity.

You can add anything you’re imagination allows on top of these banana protein pancakes.

I’ll share some of my favorites, but if you have other amazing ideas, feel free to share them with me as well.

  • Sugar-free syrup ()
  • Banana pieces
  • Summer fruit berry mix
  • Taco seasoning
  • More artificial sweetness
  • Cocoa or other kinds of powder
  • All kinds of herbs or seasonings

For weight loss go with low-calorie add-ons. If you don’t mind the extra calories, the sky is the limit.

A whole tub of banana ice cream, why not?

Where to find awesome ingredients?

I've experienced firsthand that it's not possible to make the best pancakes, without the finest ingredients.

So I went on a journey to find exactly that.

Below you can find a list of some of the ingredients (clickable) I love for baking protein pancakes:

Final words

Protein pancakes, how did people before this great invention survive?

I hope you will love this banana protein pancake recipe as much as I do.

Don’t forget to sprinkle some love on the banana protein pancake batter, as I learned from my grandmom, this is where the real difference is made.

Delicious, easy/ fast to bake, and perfect for any fitness goal.

If you’ve been creative with the recipe, and want to share it, feel free to contact me!

Something to contemplate:

When did your love for pancakes begin?

Based on Country/ Interests
  • (Stim-Free) Pre-Workouts
  • Creatine, Whey, etc.
  • Testosterone, Sleep, etc.
  • All Goals
  • Enhanced Focus
  • Improved Memory
  • Lab-Tested
  • More Energy