Looking for a breakfast that is healthy and full of protein? These Skinny Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Pancakes are just what you need to get going in the morning.
I know that I post a lot of sugary desserts here, but really we do eat fairly healthy. It just looks like we eat brownies, cookies, and cake all the time. Ok, fine I do eat little bites of those all the time. But we just balance it all out with lots of healthy lean and green meals.
My husband and I both enjoy working out. Well…I like it when I finish my workout for the day. There are plenty of mornings when I’m not so happy while doing lunges, crunches, rows, or whatever other torturous move I am doing in our garage gym.
Over the years we have tried different workout places. A few years ago we did CrossFit at a local gym when we lived in Indiana. That was when I really learned more on how to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Recently, we checked out F45 and really enjoyed the workouts and trainers there, but now I’m back to using the equipment in our garage.
Working out is only 10 percent of living a healthy life. The other 90 percent is all about eating right. When you eat right you feel better, have clarity, and have more energy. I know that I need all the energy I can get to get through the day.
Some mornings I start my day with either a store bought protein shake or one of these Meal Replacement Shakes, but every once in a while I like to change things up and make pancakes.
These healthy banana pancakes are one of the things I make and keep in our freezer or refrigerator for a quick and easy breakfast. They are a chocolate version of these Skinny Banana Oatmeal Pancakes from a few months ago.
Being the chocolate lover that I am, I had to find a way to add more chocolate into my morning routine.These pancakes have a scoop of the chocolate protein powder in them. You can use any brand chocolate protein powder, but I do recommend this Chocolate Performance Protein Shake Mix.
It is great for smoothies, pancakes, and granola bars.
Two Ingredient Pancakes
Did you know that you can make pancakes from eggs and and a ripe banana? Yup, you read that right. All you need to make these a batch of these easy pancakes is 2 eggs and 1 banana.
Mash the ripe banana and add in the whisked eggs. It is seriously the world’s easiest pancake recipe. And they work for all low-fat, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, and paleo diets. Gotta love that!
Make sure to keep these pancakes small, as there is no flour holding them together. Use a thin spatula when you flip them over.
Tips to make Skinny Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
To give these healthy pancakes a protein boost, you can add a scoop of chocolate protein powder. You can also some cocoa powder for more chocolate flavor and a little bit of oatmeal to thicken the pancakes just a little bit.
If you want to make these low carb, leave the oatmeal out or substitute almond flour in place of it. The pancakes will cook up just the same. The oatmeal or flour just helps to give the pancake a little more body.
Mix it all together in a Ninja food prep and cook them on a hot skillet. The blender helps to mix up the oatmeal a little bit more. If you mix it in a bowl with a fork, your oatmeal will be a little coarser.
Scoop 1/4 cup onto a hot pan and let each side cook for 1 minute. Keep your pan on medium heat, so the pancakes cook evenly and do not burn.
These chocolate pancakes can be refrigerated for a few days, or you can freeze them for 1-2 months.
To give these Skinny Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Pancakes a little extra sweetness, add some diced fresh strawberries and a drizzle of raw honey. Perfect way to start the day with chocolate! Am I right?
Do banana egg pancakes really taste like pancakes?
Well, they are called pancakes because of how they are mixed and cooked and because you can drizzle honey or syrup on top. But I would not replace your favorite fluffy weekend pancakes with these. They have a totally different taste. Delicious, but definitely different.
They remind me more of a dense crepe or dutch baby pancakes. They are soft and just kind of melt in your mouth.
More healthy breakfast ideas:
Frozen fruit, juice, and yogurt gives this Triple Berry Orange Smoothie a delicious flavor. This easy and healthy recipe is a great way to start out the day or to fight off the afternoon snacking urge.
Make a batch of these Skinny Peanut Butter Granola Bites to keep on hand for when you are running out the door. The grains and peanut butter will keep you full until lunch.
These easy blender Skinny Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes are a great way to get more protein and fruit in your body. Great breakfast choice when you are eating healthy.
Layers of fruit, yogurt, and granola make these Healthy Strawberry Yogurt Parfaits an easy and fresh breakfast choice.
Enjoy a sweet treat for breakfast with a batch of these Healthy Breakfast Cookies. Only 75 calories in each one!
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- 4 large eggs
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup chocolate protein powder
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Combine the eggs, bananas, oats, protein powder, cocoa powder, and cinnamon in a blender or food processor. Pulse for a few seconds until every thing is smooth.
- Drop by 1/4 cup onto a hot skillet. Cook the first side until bubbles appear over the top of the pancake. Flip carefully and cook the other side about a minute.
- Serve hot with powdered sugar and diced strawberries mixed with honey.
- Keep leftover pancakes in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave for a few seconds.
*If you do not own a blender or food processor, use a fork to whisk the eggs and smashed bananas. The oats will be chunkier this way though.
Top the panckes with diced strawberries, honey, and powdered sugar, if you like. This will increase the calorie content.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.
*The post and recipe for Skinny Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Pancakes was first published on May 13, 2014. The photos and text have been updated and the post was republished on January 8, 2019.
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