Healthy Protein pancakes made with rolled oats, banana, almond milk, and maple syrup, are not only the perfect way to start the day but are also super delicious and nutritious (only 110 calories)!
It’s no secret that pancakes are always a winning choice so why not add a bit of extra protein to keep you active and ready for the day?
What I love about this simple pancake recipe is that it has an added scoop of protein powder. This gives a great boost of energy that takes these pancakes from delicious to amazing. We’ve made these protein pancakes for breakfast, brunch, and even a linner! (our version of lunch and dinner!)
How to Make Protein Pancakes
To make these delicious pancakes you will only need a few pantry staples. Begin by gathering your ingredients.
1: Start by adding the rolled oats to a blender and grinding them up into a fine powder.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
3. Heat a skillet on the stove and add in about a 1/4 cup of batter. Flip and cook.
4. Serve with fresh berries or maple syrup and enjoy!
How do you know when pancakes are ready to be flipped in the skillet?
When you’re cooking the pancakes on the stove, you need to be certain that you’re paying attention to the raw batter side to know when to flip them the first time.
As the first side of the pancakes starts to cook, the batter on the other side will actually start to bubble a bit. Once you see this, it’s your clue to flip that pancake and cook on the other side!
How do you store leftover pancakes?
Due to the ingredients in pancakes, you’re going to want to store them in the fridge and keep them cool. Plus, cold leftover pancakes are also delicious!
I just put them in an airtight container or baggie and that way I can grab out what I want to reheat or have a quick snack.
Can you freeze cooked pancakes?
You bet. This is one of the best ways to meal prep for the day, week, or month. One fun tip is that you can freeze them in bags so that they’re the perfect serving size.
I do this so that I don’t have to unthaw them all when I really only want to eat one or two.
Can you really eat pancakes for lunch or dinner?
Breakfast for dinner is awesome. It’s a fun idea that offers a homemade meal that is comfort food and its finest.
What toppings go best with pancakes?
Using seasonal fresh fruit is always a good idea. You can also top with maple syrup, honey, pancake syrup, or even some powdered sugar or light lemon glaze.
I also love adding a bit of peanut butter to these protein pancakes as well for a truly delicious and unique flavor!
How do you warm up cooked pancakes?
The fastest and easiest way to warm up pancakes is to pop them in the microwave for a few seconds of time. This will heat them quickly and they’ll be ready to enjoy.
Can you add scoops of flavored protein powder?
You bet. Vanilla protein powder is a popular choice but chocolate would also be a great addition as well.
Just know that it will change the flavor and possible color of the pancakes depending on what you add.
- 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 banana
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- berries to serve
- In a blender add the rolled oats and blend until powdery.
- Add in the remaining ingredients to the blender; banana, egg, almond milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, protein powder, baking powder, and salt. Blend until smooth.
- Heat a skillet on medium flame, lightly grease, and pour ¼ cup of pancake batter. Flip to the other side once it starts bubbling up and cook for another minute.
- Repeat the same with the remaining batter and serve immediately by topping some berries and maple syrup (optional)
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