Start the day off right with a stack of delicious banana protein pancakes! Made with simple ingredients like oatmeal, banana, eggs, and protein powder, these pancakes are a good source of protein and fiber. Enjoy a healthy breakfast recipe that tastes great and keeps you full all morning.
Did you know that you can make flourless pancakes using eggs and bananas? We were blown away when we saw this breakfast recipe and decided to make it right away with our ripe bananas.
I admit, I had my doubts, but this recipe really surprised me! They not only looked like pancakes, but they also tasted just as delicious.
Why this Protein Pancake Recipe Works
Protein powder and rolled oats give these banana egg pancakes a slightly thicker texture. Plus, it makes it easier to flip them when the first side is done cooking.
- Easy to make. Mix all the ingredients in a blender and then pour it right onto a hot skillet.
- Healthy breakfast choice. Banana pancakes are a healthier alternative to traditional pancakes because they do not have flour or added sugar. The combination of eggs and bananas provides a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
- No added sugars. There is no need for extra sugar because the ripe bananas are naturally sweet. This is great if you are trying to reduce your sugar intake or if you prefer a naturally sweet flavor.
- Loaded with protein. Eggs and protein powder give these healthy pancakes a double shot of protein. Protein is important for muscle recovery, and it also helps your hair and nails grow better.
Love chocolate? You should try these chocolate protein pancakes with some fresh strawberries on top. They are seriously so good!
With just a few simple ingredients and a blender and skillet, you can make this easy protein pancake recipe.
- Bananas - Naturally sweetens the pancake batter. If the bananas are not ripe yet, see how to quickly ripen bananas.
- Eggs - Gives the pancakes structure and holds everything together. Plus they add more protein.
- Vanilla Protein Powder - Adds another boost of protein to your breakfast. This recipe works great with whey protein powder or plant based protein.
- Rolled Oats - Adds some thickness and bulk to the pancakes. Leave them out if you are eating grain free.
- Cinnamon - Adds a bit of spice and flavor. Cake spice is another good option.
How to make Banana Protein Pancakes
Whip these banana protein pancakes up in just minutes with a blender. Packed full of protein and loaded with amazing flavor, these pancakes are about to become your absolute favorite!
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and pulse until everything is combined.
- Drop ¼ cup at a time onto a hot, greased skillet. Cook the pancakes cooked through and lightly browned on both sides. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Serve a stack with your favorite toppings.
Protein pancakes are absolutely delicious on their own, but I'm all for adding toppings for a fun breakfast. Here are some things that are great on them. Just keep in mind these will increase your calorie count and sugar intake.
- Honey or Cinnamon Syrup
- Fresh Fruit - bananas, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
- Blueberry Sauce or Strawberry Chia Jam
- Sugar Free Whipped Cream, Greek Yogurt, or Cottage Cheese
- Peanut Butter or Nut Butters
- Mini Chocolate Chips, Grain Free Granola, Shredded Coconut
In the Refrigerator - Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
In the Freezer - Place the cooled pancakes in a freezer safe ziplock bag. Place parchment paper between the layers and freeze for 1-2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight.
To Reheat - Use a microwave or a toaster oven on low setting to reheat the thawed pancakes. You might have to cook them twice to fully heat them and make them slightly crispy.
Tips and Tricks
- Use a blender. This will mix in the oatmeal a little bit better. If you mix it in a bowl with a fork, your pancake batter will be thicker and coarser.
- Make them low carb. Skip the oatmeal or substitute almond flour in place of it. The pancakes will cook up just the same. The oatmeal or flour just gives the pancakes a little more body.
- Double the protein. Add an extra scoop of protein powder to the blender before pulsing.
- Cook over medium heat. Keep your pan on medium heat, so the pancakes cook evenly and do not burn.
- Reheat leftovers in a toaster oven. Make sure to use a low setting to avoid burning the pancakes.
Made with eggs and protein powder, these protein pancakes are a healthier choice than traditional pancakes. They will keep you energized and full all morning. Just be careful with your toppings because those can add extra sugar and carbs.
Yes, these pancakes freeze great. Place a piece of wax paper or parchment paper between the layers of cooled pancakes to keep them from sticking together. They will keep in the freezer for a few months.
We used Dymatize vanilla protein powder from Sam's Club or Walmart. Their scoops are 30 grams and contain 21 grams of protein each. The macros may vary a little depending on the brand you choose.
More Ways to Use Bananas
- Skinny Banana Bread
- Banana Protein Cookies
- Cherry Banana Smoothie
- Banana Ice Cream with peanut butter
- Blueberry Banana Bread
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*This was first published on February 2014. The photos were updated May 2020 & it was republished July 2023.