looking for a warm brekkie idea that’s packed with protein, requires just a few ingredients and is also really easy to make and clean up after?
you’re in the right place!
after a few years of randomly throwing protein powder, flaxseed, or oatmeal into our usual (delish) pancake mix in an attempt to make them more healthy for school mornings, i finally did my research, made an actual recipe and (like the good PR person i am) ran it by a focus group.
cuteness and pickiness were a requirement for this study, making jack and tilly the perfect candidates.
ordinarily i find that knowledge is power and try to explain to the kids why they are eating things like raw almonds or green juice, but in this case i probably should have kept all the healthy details to myself until after they tried the pancakes.
they were skeptical at first, but eventually dug in and devoured!
here is the recipe if you want to give it a whirl!
EASY PROTEIN PANCAKES RECIPE
makes 10-12 medium pancakes
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup rice flour (or preference)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- oil for cooking
- feeling wild and crazy? try adding flaxseed or protein.
- topping ideas: berries, sliced banana, strawberries or other fruit, peanut or almond butter
- in a medium mixing bowl, mash bananas. add whisked eggs and vanilla and stir to combine.
- in a separate bowl whisk together rice flour (or preferred) and cinnamon and then stir into the egg mixture. the batter will be a little thicker than normal pancakes – if it seems too thick, add a little almond milk (or whatever you have on hand) to thin it out.
- warm oil over medium heat and cook batter just like you would regular pancakes.
- add your favorite toppings and eat! side note, i thought sliced banana would be overkill as a topping, but it was quite delicious :)
what is your favorite healthy breakfast recipe?
happy hump day friends!
xo . rae