Easy, High Protein Banana Pancakes

Easy, High Protein Banana Pancakes

I’m going bananas over these High Protein Banana Pancakes! Fluffy on the inside, a little crispy on the outside, and packed with banana flavor and protein. To top it all off, these pancakes are super easy to make, with only 3 Ingredients!

How do you like your Pancakes?

I love to keep these healthy pancakes simple, with just a drizzle of sugar free syrup. However, if you want to jazz them up, top them off with some additional sliced banana. We eat with our eyes first and this tells your tummy want to expect on the inside.

Variations of Healthy Banana Pancakes:

  • Cinnamon always adds so much flavor to pancakes.
  • Vanilla is also a great option.
  • Maybe your a butter fan, a little warm butter would be AMAZING!
  • Need more protein…how about a dollop of Greek Yogurt on top!
  • Peanut Butter and Bananas are a classic pairing.
  • Additional fruit or berries: Banana and blueberries are one of my favorite fruit combinations!

Use your imagination and make this recipe your own, you can’t go wrong!

Easy, Healthy High Protein Banana Pancakes, served on a white plate with bananas on top and drizzled with syrup
Easy, Healthy High Protein Banana Pancakes

3 Ingredients is all you need to make these Healthy, Protein Banana Pancakes!

EQUIPMENT:

  • Large flat bottom pan
  • Spatula
  • Large Bowl
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray

INGREDIENTS:

Protein Banana Pancakes

HOW TO MAKE THESE EASY, 3 INGREDIENT BANANA PANCAKES

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat a flat bottom stove top pan to medium low heat. 
  2. While the pan is heating, peel your banana, cut it into large chuncks, then using a fork smash the banana in the large bowl. Smash until the banana is creamy and you have removed most of the chunks. 
  3. Next add the pancake mix and water to your bowl with the banana. Stir together until well combined. There will be some lumps from the banana and that is ok. Allow the batter to rest for about 5 minutes.
  4. Prepare you pan with a little non stick spray. Then pour the batter into small circles on your pan, using about ¼ cup of your pancake batter per pancake. I actually used a measuring cup to ensure the pancakes were all the same size. 
  5. Now, leave the pancakes alone. Cooking on medium low heat until you start to see bubbles on the top of the pancakes. Once you see 5-10 bubbles flip the pancakes. This will take 3-5 minutes. The more bubbles, the fluffier the pancakes will be. However, you will want to ensure that you don’t burn the other side while waiting for the bubbles to form. 
  6. Once you have fliped the pancakes allow them to cook for another minute or so. The second side of the pancakes is a faster cook than the initial side. 
  7. Remove from the pan and serve with your favorite syrup and other toppings of your choice.

TIP:

The Proper Flip: Waiting until the right moment is key to making pancakes…you only want to flip them once! You want to wait until the pancakes have bubbles. More than just 1 bubble, you want the pancake to have lots of bubbles, this fills the pancake with air and makes them super fluffy. The key is to not burn them, therefore don’t rush the cook, cook them low and slow! You can check to ensure the bottom is not burning by sliding your spatula under the pancake and lifting up a little bit to get a sneak peek.

Easy, Healthy High Protein Banana Pancakes, served on a white plate with bananas on top and drizzled with syrup
Easy Banana Pancakes

TIPS FOR MEAL PLANNING:

Pancakes are a fantastic make ahead/meal prep recipe. They store really well and can be reheated in either the microwave, on the stove top, or even in a toaster oven!

TIPS FOR MEAL PREP AND STORAGE:

  • Room Temp Storage: Not ideal, with the banana in the pancake batter these will go bad quickly. You will want to store them immediately once they have cooled.
  • Fridge Storage: These healthy protein banana pancakes will last in the fridge about 4 days.
  • Freezer Storage: I absolutely love freezing pancakes. They defrost quickly and maintain their consistency. Individule pancakes will defrost in about an hour. Pancakes stacked on top of each other then frozen need additional time to defrost.

TIP:

If you plan to store in the fridge or freeze, be sure to wait to add any toppings or syrup until you have actually reheated the pancakes. The toppings and syrup will cause the pancakes to get soggy.

NOTES FOR COUNTING MACROS:

Typically my recipes include information on how you can adjust the recipe to fit your individual macro goals. However, with protein banana pancakes making adjustments could cause the pancakes to turn out a little soggy, and prevent them from fluffing up.

When it comes to baking and some specific foods, making adjustments to the ingredients can cause a few different things to happen: The ingredients may not rise, or rise too much. Consistency could become too dense, or too mushy. Texture might become rubbery, instead of soft. When it comes to pancakes, that is the case, making too many adjustments to the ingredients will cause the consistency to be soft and mushy. You will either end up with a gooey center, flat pancake, or a dense think pancake.

Therefore, I suggest keep the recipe as is and if you want to make adjustments to fit your macros, adjust the portion size instead of the ingredients. Or adjust the toppings and add things to increase each of your macros!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook or Rest Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Pancakes
Servings: 3
Calories: 197kcal
Protein Banana Pancakes

Equipment

  • Large Flat Bottom Pan
  • Spatula
  • Large Bowl
  • Non-Stick Spray

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat a flat bottom stove top pan to medium low heat.
  • While the pan is heating, peel your banana, cut it into large chuncks, then using a fork smash the banana in the large bowl. Smash until the banana is creamy and you have removed most of the chunks.
  • Next add the pancake mix and water to your bowl with the banana. Stir together until well combined. There will be some lumps from the banana and that is ok. Allow the batter to rest for about 5 minutes.
  • Prepare you pan with a little non stick spray. Then pour the batter into small circles on your pan, using about ¼ cup of your pancake batter per pancake.
    I actually used a measuring cup to ensure the pancakes were all the same size.
  • Now, leave the pancakes alone. Cooking on medium low heat until you start to see bubbles on the top of the pancakes. Once you see 5-10 bubbles flip the pancakes. This will take 3-5 minutes.
    The more bubbles, the fluffier the pancakes will be. However, you will want to ensure that you don't burn the other side while waiting for the bubbles to form.
  • Once you have fliped the pancakes allow them to cook for another minute or so. The second side of the pancakes is a faster cook than the initial side.
  • Remove from the pan and serve with your favorite syrup and other toppings of your choice.
Super Easy, 3 Ingrediant Pancakes

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Protein Banana Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (3 pancakes)
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 17
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.9g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 359.2mg16%
Potassium 119.3mg3%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 5.3g22%
Sugar 6.7g7%
Protein 12.7g25%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 5.8mg1%
Iron 5.4mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Should I Rest Pancake Batter?

    Resting pancake batter for 5 minutes before pouring into your pan allows the batter time for even hydration and allows the batter to expand, which in turn create a fluffier pancake.

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    Any high protein, low carb recipe will be great for weight loss. However, with pancakes don’t forget about your toppings, adding butter and syrup is a quick way to take those healthy pancakes and turn them into a fattening food. I always suggest looking for low calorie, sugar free syrups.

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