American Style Banana Protein Pancakes

2013-03-19
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  • Yield : 3
  • Servings : 1
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 4m
  • Ready In : 10m

Protein pancakes make the perfect post-work out snack (to help with muscle recovery) and when eaten for breakfast could help with weight loss – this is because protein makes you feel fuller for longer meaning less temptation to snack mid-morning (and so reduced calorie intake over the whole day).

These healthy pancakes taste delicious with PB2, yoghurt, banana, agave nectar or manuka honey.. the topping choices are endless!

I used MyProtein Whey powder in the recipe below but if you want a plant-based protein powder check out my Sativa Protein Review, and if you fancy an all natural protein powder and aren’t vegan, check out Purition and my Purition Review.

If you don’t have protein powder you can swap it for milk powder (see below) or check out my Greek Yoghurt Healthy Pancake Recipe which is naturally high in protein without the whey!

Nutrition stats are for the entire pancake batch (3 pancakes for 1 person!).

Ingredients

  • 20g (1/4 cup) oats*
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 scoop (~25g) vanilla protein powder**
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of water/milk***

*To make this recipe Gluten-Free use gluten-free oats

**Whey protein powder can be replaced with skimmed milk powder (plus 1/2-1 tsp of vanilla/cocoa/stevia for flavour)

***Add more water/milk to your mix for a lighter pancake (or you could even add 1/2 tsp baking powder!)

Method

Step 1

Mix together the banana, oats, protein powder, egg white, cinnamon and water to make a paste (use a fork)

Step 2

Spray a non-stick pan with 1 cal oil (or use a teaspoon of coconut oil) and pour 1/3 of the mixture into the pan

Step 3

Fry on each side for 2 minutes or until cooked & repeat for the remaining 2 pancakes!

Step 4

Serve with Greek yoghurt, agave nectar and chopped banana (my choice)

 

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook – here are a selection!!

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photo_5-2This recipe didn’t use the banana and instead they soaked the oats (using slightly more instead of the banana) in water/soy milk for 15/20 mins before cooking to make a softer pancake!

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photo_1These pancakes were made with milk powder instead of protein powder – love the honey drizzled on top!

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These pancakes used milk powder too – with fried frozen raspberries on the side!

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This recipe soaked 1/2 cups oats in a little water first before whisking in the protein, egg white and cinnamon, spooning into a pan and adding blueberries after 30 seconds. Flip once the batter looks cooked :)

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Above: Made with oat flour (ground oats) for a finer batter!

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*This blog post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclaimer page for more information and for my policy on using protein powders in baking, gluten-free foods/baking and vegetarian/vegan recipes.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    240Kcal
  • Carbs

    27g
  • Protein

    27g
  • Fat

    2g

Recipe Comments

Comments (57)

  1. posted by Anita Smith on May 3, 2013

    I’ve tried a lot of different protein pancake recipes in my quest to find one that really tastes like the old fashioned ones I love. These ones are the first ones that both myself and my husband really like. Not too many ingredients and the texture is really lovely, served with a blob of greek yogurt on each drizzled with honey and served with raspberries and blueberries they are a great way to start the day. Thank you for a quick, easy and very tasty recipe :)

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 14, 2013

      Thanks for your comment Anita! So glad that you like them :)

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  2. posted by Katrina on May 4, 2013

    Yet again another pancake recipe from Nic that fails to let you down. I topped my with a little honey and some blueberries as an extra treat!

    Lovely as ever and very satisfying!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 14, 2013

      Aw thanks Katrina! I love the sound of your toppings :) x

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  3. posted by Sarah Doran on May 5, 2013

    These pancakes are a great way to start the day. Not only are they healthy but they taste great too. And even better my husband loves them. We serve them topped with Greek yogurt, raspberries, banana and honey. Beautiful :0)

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 14, 2013

      Hi Sarah! Aw thanks for your comment. That’s so great to hear that they are liked by both genders! He he :) x

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  4. posted by Naomi McDermott on May 12, 2013

    I tried these pancakes last night, yum! I only had chocolate powder in, but still worked well :) Thanks for some brill recipes!!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 12, 2013

      Thanks for your comment Naomi! Great variation :) x

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  5. posted by Emily Ritson on May 15, 2013

    These pancakes are absolutely delicious! They fill me up, give me lots of energy and are quick and easy to make. Thank you for another brilliant recipe! :) xx

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 15, 2013

      Aw thanks so much for your comment Emily! So glad you liked them :) Nic x

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  6. posted by Laura on May 23, 2013

    Woke up feeling very rough this morning after a terrible nights sleep so instead of my usual, I decided to try this out to perk me up a bit and it totally did!! Only problem i had was burning one a little as i didn’t realise how quick they cook!! However, the banana and cinnamon tastes amazing together and it was so quick to make. i topped mine with some raspberries, gorgeous! Thanks Nic!! xx

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 23, 2013

      Hi Laura! Aw thanks for such a lovely comment and great warning about the cooking time :) super quick pancakes – does it get any better?! Love your toppings too! Nic xx

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  7. posted by Nicola Poulter on June 5, 2013

    I have been looking for an alternative to my normal ommlette / oats breakfast, so decided to give this recipe a try. Although on my first attempt I added too much liquid which made for one massive pancake, it still tasted delicious! This is now going to be a regular breakfast and post work out snack. Looking forward to trying out more of your recipes Nic, many thanks

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 5, 2013

      Aw that’s great to hear! Thanks for your lovely comment Nicola, enjoy your breakfasts!! Nic x

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  8. posted by Jenni on June 11, 2013

    Just made these – delicious. Don’t have any protein powder so used health mix which has goji berries and chia in. Topped with some cheeky dark chocolate and left over banana. Will definitely make again when my protein powder comes!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 12, 2013

      Hi Jenni! Oh that’s great to hear! I’ll have to try your method too :) Love your topping ideas too. Thanks for your comment :) Nic x

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  9. posted by Tony on June 21, 2013

    Nic, are you sure the nutritional information is correct as a single 25g scoop of MyProtein powder is nearly 20g by itself. The info says 9g per serving. I might be completely wrong.

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 21, 2013

      Hey Tony! But you make three pancakes from the mixture :)

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  10. posted by Tony on June 21, 2013

    Wow, really?!? I just gobbled it all up by myself :-)

    Your fault, it was too tasty not to.

    :-)

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 21, 2013

      Hahaha Brilliant :) x

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  11. posted by ChrissyLilly on July 6, 2013

    I made these this morning! I’ve been trying to find the perfect protein pancakes recipe and I think I found it! Word of advice: don’t skip the banana, I think it really helps with the pancakes solidifying!! Thanks Nic, they’re delicious!!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 6, 2013

      Thanks Chrissy! Yes the banana is probably the key ingredient! :) Thanks for your fab pics on twitter too – I’ll be uploading them soon! Nic xx

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  12. posted by Kate on July 7, 2013

    Sorry but what do we do with the oats? Do they go in the mix or have separately? Might just be being blonde but can’t see them in the instructions part!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 7, 2013

      They all get mixed in with everything else :) x

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  13. posted by Wanna be Fittie on July 18, 2013

    I made these last night as a pre gym snack. I couldn’t believe a) how easy they were and b) how delicious they were. I loved that I had all the ingredients in my cupboard, and so they didnt cost me anything extra to make. I had them this the other half of the banana, and a drizzle of honey. Will definatley be having these again, either as breakfast, a snack or as a pudding. Delicious :)

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 24, 2013

      Hurray! So glad you’re a fan. Thanks for your lovely comment :) x

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  14. posted by Emma Sturgess on July 27, 2013

    I love these!! Had them for breakfast this morning added 1/2 tsp of baking powder and they were really light and fluffy. Can’t wait to have them again!!!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 28, 2013

      Hurray! Thanks for this fab tip Emma, love it! Nic x

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  15. posted by Karen on August 1, 2013

    Another great recipe, I doubled the quantity to save some for later as a snack.
    I then mixed it up by adding different ingredients to each one. Raisons&coconut. Blueberries. Chopped nuts and then ate them with total Greek yoghurt

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 1, 2013

      They all sound amazing!! And great tip on doubling the quantities. Loved your pic on twitter too so thank you! I’ll upload it soon :) Nic x

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  16. posted by Safa on August 3, 2013

    Loved this recipe, simple ingredients and not too fussy and very easy to prepare, just fab ! ! it will be a recipe used regularly in my household,. Can’t wait to try your other recipes ideas, they all look great!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 4, 2013

      Thanks Safa! x

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  17. posted by Mario Cobo on August 4, 2013

    Really like this recipe. But we found that, sometimes could be dry. So, we tried different tips (take out the banana, put more protein). We noticed (without banana) that if we soak the oats 15/ 20 mins before cooking (we put more to change it instead the banana)in to water/soy milk it is softer and to become dry takes more time than the original recipe. Served with honey, blueberries and orange it is really nice!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 5, 2013

      Thanks for your great tip! Some proteins, like vegan protein can be dryer so great tip on using more milk – thanks for your pic on twitter too (at least you could still use the banana as a topping!!) Nic x

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  18. posted by Kylee on August 9, 2013

    Thanks for this! I’ve been looking for a simple oat pancake recipe. I only had berry-flavored protein powder, but it went very well with the banana and the berry sauce I served it with! And the perfect size for breakfast or a snack for a person living alone :)

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 9, 2013

      Hi Kylee, you’re welcome! So glad you’re a fan, and that protein powder sounds delicious!! xx

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  19. posted by Rachel on August 26, 2013

    I made these tonight and they just stuck to the pan so they ended up like mush but they tasted amazing!!!!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 26, 2013

      Haha! I think you needed more oil in the pan :) Glad they tasted good though!!

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      • posted by Rachel on August 26, 2013

        I used heaps of oil!! I think we need a new pan haha.
        Thanks for the recipe!!!

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        • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 27, 2013

          Haha! I’ve got a ceramic one from JML – highly recommend it! You can get them from Asda :) x

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  20. posted by Sarah on September 8, 2013

    I’ve tried a few protein pancakes before but these are by far the best tasting and amazing fuel for my marathon training. They’ve got everything in there for a yummy, healthy, macro hitting breakfast or snack. I made my Choco-banana-nut with chocolate protein and almond butter and greek yogurt sauce. Yum yum!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 8, 2013

      Hi Sarah! Oh I love your combo! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, so glad you like them! I think it’s the banana that helps keep the pancake so moist – you should try my Greek yoghurt pancakes too – protein without the whey! Nic xx

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  21. posted by Abdul on September 8, 2013

    I’m gonna try this because it seems so simple to make with simple ingredients. What would happen if I use a whole egg instead of egg white?

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 8, 2013

      Hello! It would just up the calories, protein and fat of the pancakes :)

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      • posted by Abdul on September 9, 2013

        I was talking in regards to physical texture? Would it actually be better if I use whole egg?

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        • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 9, 2013

          Yes it would be more like my Greek style pancakes – I prefer whole egg but this recipe called for more protein and less fat :)

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  22. posted by Abdul on September 8, 2013

    Also, is there a way I can make cinnamon out of cinnamon sticks? Do I just crush it?

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 8, 2013

      You have to crush it up to a powder – to make sure that there are no sharp pieces left! You can use a coffee grinder :)

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      • posted by Abdul on September 9, 2013

        oh ok, thank you, I definitely can’t wait to try it.

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  23. posted by Mike on September 26, 2013

    these pancackes tasted awesome, i used chocolate protein powder and they were very good. When i was cooking them the outside seemed to be done cooking but the inside looked like it was not cooked. They tasted alright but is that supposed to happen? Thanks for the recipe

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 27, 2013

      Hi Mike! Perhaps they need to be a little bit thinner next time! Hope this helps :) Thanks for your comment! Nic x

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  24. posted by Zoe on January 27, 2014

    Hi Nic!

    When I tried this recipe, the pancakes turned out very tough and cardboard-like. What did I do wrong?
    Apart from the texture, the taste was good!

    Thanks! x

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on January 27, 2014

      Hello! Maybe it’s your protein powder.. try adding more banana/milk next time :) x

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  25. posted by Catherine on April 26, 2014

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I love to have protein pancakes topped with Greek yoghurt and fruit for breakfast before I go to the gym. They’re very filling and give me plenty of energy throughout the day. The pancakes are so tasty that they are to die for! X

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  26. posted by Catherine on April 29, 2014

    Hi Nic, I do love making those protein pancakes for breakfast before I go to the gym but I was just wondering if I can still eat these on my rest days. I do weight training 3 days a week, cardio 1 day a week and I have 3 rest days. Could I still eat them on my cardio or rest days? Xx

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