There’s really nothing more satisfying for a weekend brunch or weekday breakfast than a big stack of pancakes.
But since most traditional pancake recipes are full of little else but a ton of white flour, sugar, and oil, they tend to leave you feeling overfull yet surprisingly hungry just a short time later.
So unlike regular pancakes, these cinnamon banana walnut protein pancakes will leave you feeling full and satisfied, yet still energized enough to tackle your day. They’re moist, sweet (but not too sweet), and delicious, not to mention they have a ton of protein, good-for-you carbs, and healthy fats to fuel you through your workouts and life.
Here’s your Cinnamon Banana Walnut Protein Pancakes recipe:
1 serving vanilla protein powder
1 small ripe banana
1/4 cup oats
1 egg white (or one whole egg)
3 Tbsp cottage cheese (Greek yogurt would work too)
2 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
Mix the protein powder, oats, banana, egg whites, cottage cheese, vanilla extract, and baking powder together in a blender. Heat a large non-stick pan to medium high, then pour batter into pancake shapes onto the pan. They can be any size you want, but smaller pancakes are definitely easier to flip.
Once small bubbles start to form on the pancakes, sprinkle some walnuts on each pancakes before flipping over. Fully cook the other side, then repeat until batter is all gone. Serve with berries, maple syrup, almond butter, or whatever you like!
Macros (per entire recipe)
Total calories: 392