Good Morning Protein Pancakes
Healthy Protein Pancakes
This healthy twist on pancakes is by far my favorite recipe I have come up with. Feel free to swap out the protein powder and pancake mix with what you already have on hand. This is just my personal, favorite combination. Get ready to fuel your whole day with this energy, protein-packed breakfast!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Small Pancakes
For the pancakes
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil (I like to use coconut oil because it holds up to hotter temperatures better) or olive oil - you may need to use more if your pan uses up the oil on the first couple pancakes
- 3/4 cup Birch Benders pancake mix *(see notes)
- 1/4 cup Vega Protein and Greens - I used chocolate flavor, but vanilla would taste great too. *(see notes)
- 1 mashed banana (optional)
- 2/3 cup water (if using the Birch Bender pancake mix, otherwise follow the directions on your pancake mix package)
- Dash of cinnamon
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 3 tbsp hemp seeds
- 2 tbs almond or natural peanut butter
- Drizzle of honey or maple syrup (optional) - I find this is unnecessary with the natural sweetness of the protein powder and fruit!
Heat a medium pan over medium heat. Mix the protein powder and pancake mix in a small mixing bowl.
Add the water, mashed banana, blueberries and cinnamon to the mixture. Stir until everything is incorporated. If the mixture is to thick, add a little water bit by bit.
Add the coconut oil to the pan. Once hot, pour in the pancake batter to make 4 to 5" pancakes.
Flip once and continue cooking for 3-4 more minutes or until pancakes are golden and cooked all the way through.
Top each pancake with nut butter, hemp seeds, walnuts, bananas and a drizzle of honey or pure maple syrup if you are looking for a little extra sweetness.
This recipe would be super easy to double and have extra pancakes ready to go for the next morning. The pancakes should keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Yummy!
*You can use whatever pancake mix you like best. I just like Birch Benders, because it is lower in simple carbs and sugar and has all real ingredients!
**You can also use whatever protein powder you have on hand or omit the powder altogether if you don't have any available.