4-Ingredient Protein Pancakes

Pancakes are amazing — there’s no argument there (I hope). One of the best things about pancakes is that they can be vegan, gluten-free and dairy free and still taste delicious. These four-ingredient protein pancakes are the bee’s knees.

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I’ve seen several protein pancake recipes on Instagram and the blogs I follow, but I thought I’d share my personal go-to. As always, you can add your personal touches, i.e. cinnamon, fruit, cacao nibs, honey, maple syrup, nut butter, etc. Opting for a breakfast that is a great mix of protein, healthy fats and whole grains keeps you full throughout the morning and prevents that crash you experience after a sugary meal.

Try this recipe and tell me how you customize it!

Protein Pancake

(Serves 1)

Ingredients

1 banana

1 egg (vegans sub one flaxseed egg)

1/4 cup quick cook oats

1 scoop protein powder (I use Whole Foods’ whey protein, use vegan if needed)

1 tsp coconut oil

Pancake batter

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mash your banana. In the same bowl, scramble your egg (or add flaxseed egg) and combine it with the mashed banana.
  2. Add oats, protein powder and any extras (i.e. cinnamon, stevia or vanilla) to your bowl. Mix well to make sure protein powder is fully incorporated.
  3. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes so that the oats absorb some of the liquid. In the meantime, heat 1 tsp of coconut oil in a small skillet over medium heat. If using a non-stick skillet, feel free to skip the oil.
  4. Pour batter into heated skillet. Flip once the pancake starts to bubble.

Serve drizzled with maple syrup or honey. Another great addition is a scoop of nut butter, fruit or cacao nibs. Enjoy!

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