Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Recipe: Banana Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

I love, love, love protein pancakes. They're my go-to breakfast lately. Have been all summer. 

I should point out that these go under my paleo-ish recipes.  They are not strict paleo because of the whey protein.

This is absolutely my new favorite protein pancake recipe...but then I always say that, don't I?

A few things about this recipe (and all of my protein pancake recipes):
  • They need fat. If you try them without the fat they won't turn out as well.
  • Certain protein powders do better in making protein pancakes than others. Also, depending on which protein powder you use, you may need more or less liquid to get the right consistency.
  • Make sure the pancake is well set before you flip it or you'll wind up with a mushy mess. Still, a delicious mess.


Banana Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

1 scoop whey protein powder (I used the Designer Whey Vanilla Almond, use what you have)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon (I use My Spice Sage Saigon Vietnamese Ground Cinnamon, because it's the best. cinnamon. on. earth. Again, use what you have)
1/4 cup canned coconut milk (should be canned, not the kind from the carton, as I said above the recipe is better with the fats)
1 medium banana




Mix together the protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and coconut milk. Slice half of the banana and add in. Heat a skillet to medium heat and spray with cooking spray (you could also use coconut oil). I usually make 2 pancakes with this recipe. Slice the other half of the banana on top with.




Depending on which protein powder and coconut milk you use this makes about a 300 calorie breakfast. Sometimes I top with a teaspoon of grassfed butter. Yum.


Let me know if you try it!