Ingredients in Protein Pancakes
and their nutritional benefits
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Make it vegan
How to Make Protein Pancakes
Banana - bananas are a good source of potassium which is an important mineral for heart health, blood pressure, and keeping your muscles and bones healthy. Good source of soluble fiber (average sized ripe banana contains ~3g of fiber). Soluble fiber is helpful for lowering cholesterol and decreasing the risk of heart disease. Contains prebiotic fiber which promotes gut health
Eggs - Contains 6g of protein/egg; good source of vitamins/minerals like selenium, phosphorus, choline, Vitamin B12 to name a few; contains antioxidants like lutein and Zeaxanthin which is important for eye health
Almond milk - Good choice for vegans or dairy sensitive/lactose intolerant individuals; contains unsaturated fats vs saturated fat found in cow’s milk
Vanilla protein powder - Orgain is a favorite
Blueberries - Excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins
Chocolate chips - dairy free option: Enjoy Life!, Lower sugar option: Lily’s
Maple syrup - contains antioxidants and some nutrients compared to refined sugar; vegan option for a natural sweetener
Make it gluten free
Replace one egg with one flax egg - 1 tablespoon flax meal mixed with 3 tablespoons water.
Use Orgain's plant-based vanilla protein powder
Dairy free chocolate chips option- dark chocolate or Enjoy Life!
Replace all purpose flour with almond flour; could also use a GF flour blend like Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour or King Arthur Baking Company Gluten Free Measure for Measure Flour
1. Mash your bananas into a puree and whisk wet ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Gently fold in the rest of the ingredients & mix.
3. Add almond milk as needed to reach desired consistency.
4. Cook on medium heat in a small pan until golden brown on both sides.
5. Top pancakes with your toppings of choice- blueberries, chocolate chips and maple syrup.
6. Serve and enjoy!
This recipe is a MUST to try while you still have some time in the morning before the hustle and bustle of work or school. Plus, these pancakes are freezer friendly so you can confidently swap out those frozen Eggo waffles!
Not only are these pancakes super simple to make, but they are delicious and packed with protein to keep you and your family satisfied and energized on busy days.
Make it Nut free
Substitute almond milk with fat-free milk, soy milk, or coconut milk
Store your pancakes in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week, and pop in the toaster for a quick, convenient breakfast!
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