Skinny Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Looking for a way to increase your protein intake but still enjoy a hot breakfast?  These Banana Oatmeal Pancakes are delicious, light, and full of protein.

Skinny Banana Oatmeal Pancakes - a lighter breakfast option that tastes delicious and is full of protein

Did you know that you could make pancakes from just eggs and ripe bananas?

Mind blown on this one.  My husband saw this on someone’s Facebook, and of course we had to try it out right away.  I have to admit I was extremely skeptical. Seriously, pancakes from that?  But you know what?  I was proved wrong because they really do look like pancakes.  But I still say pancakes might be stretching the name slightly.  Banana crepe is more likely.  

Skinny Banana Oatmeal Pancakes - a lighter breakfast option that tastes delicious and is full of protein

What I do know is that these are delicious and healthy for you too.  The banana gives sweetness and texture to the eggs.  The first time we made them just with banana and eggs.  They were the perfect breakfast with a drizzle of honey on top.

Of course I can never just do a recipe like it is.  The next time I whipped up the eggs and banana, I had a bag of protein powder sitting on the counter.  Why not?  I threw a scoop of protein in with the eggs and some rolled oats to give it a slightly thicker texture.  The little bit heartier texture also makes it a lot easier to flip when the first side is done cooking.  The eggs and protein powder give it a double shot of protein for your muscles.  Protein is important to better muscle recovery after working out.  It also helps your hair and nails grow better.

Now I did add a homemade blueberry pie filling to the top of mine.  What?  At least it wasn’t chocolate.  I have to admit that I did seriously consider adding mini chocolate chips to the pancakes too.  But then I really would be stretching the skinny factor a little bit much.  Not that I haven’t done that before :-)

Skinny Banana Oatmeal Pancakes - a lighter breakfast option that tastes delicious and is full of protein

 

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Skinny Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Yield: 8-10 pancakes

Skinny Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Eggs and protein powder really amp up the protein in these banana pancakes. The easy blueberry topping gives it all the sweetness and fruit you need.

Ingredients

For the Pancakes
4 eggs
2 ripe bananas
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 scoop protein powder (plain or vanilla)
For the Blueberry Topping
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 Tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender of food processor and blend. (you can also just use a bowl and a fork to whisk it.) Drop by 1/4 cup onto a hot, greased skillet. (I used coconut oil for my pan) Cook on each side until lightly brown on each side. Makes about 8-10 pancakes.
  2. Place the frozen blueberries in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the honey. Top your pancakes with a spoonful of blueberries. Drizzle with more honey if desired.
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Comments

  1. says

    Yum! Bananas and oats make my world go round. Ok, I really thought this was one of Sally’s posts – these photos are really, really good! (love the lighting) They make me want to dive right in!

  2. says

    I made banana+egg pancakes a few months ago. Like you, I was totally skeptical, but they turned out well. I’m not a huge fan of the texture of the egg+banana pancakes, but my toddler was in heaven. I don’t usually buy protein powder, but maybe I’ll try it again with oats.
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  3. says

    These look wonderful! My kids adore pancakes, I’m sure these would go down a treat! Where do you buy protein powder? Is it from a health shop?
    Liz x

    • says

      You can buy protein powder from a heath food store, or from most major grocery stores. I have seen different ones at Walmart and Meijer too. I hope you and your kids enjoy the pancakes.

  4. Cassie R. says

    Any suggestions for a gal without a food processor (other than getting a food processor)? I have a kitchen aide!

    • says

      You don’t have to use a food processor for these…that’s just how I made them. A bowl, a fork, and some muscle power to whisk will work just fine too. I hope you enjoy them.

  5. jerrilynn says

    I just made the Skinny Banana Oatmeal Pancakes substituting 2 tablespoons PB2 for the protein powder. I ate mine with just a little sugar free maple syrup..My husband put peanut butter & maple syrup on his…DIVINE!! They are my new favorite

  6. Sydney says

    These are so good and easy to make! Plus using the blender is always a bonus to my 3 year old haha. Thank you for the recipe ^_^

  7. says

    I just made these and they were delicious. I used chocolate protein powder and also threw in a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. The texture is different, more French toast-like from the eggs. Next time I would mix a little water with a tablespoon of cornstarch to make the blueberry sauce thicker.

    • says

      That is too funny because just made a chocolate version of these to share too :-) Great minds think alike. How long did you cook the blueberries? Mine were very thick and I didn’t add anything but the honey.

  8. Vee says

    Just made the pancakes for our Saturday breakfast and they were really nice! Didn’t have the protein powder, still very nice and filling. Will definitely be making these again!
    Great idea!! Thank you

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