protein pancakes worth waking up for. (recipe)


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!


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
  1. in a medium mixing bowl, mash bananas. add whisked eggs and vanilla and stir to combine.
  2. 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.
  3. warm oil over medium heat and cook batter just like you would regular pancakes.
  4. 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

6 Responses to protein pancakes worth waking up for. (recipe)

  1. Rosie January 29, 2014 at #

    This looks delish! I made pancakes on Christmas morning with just eggs and bananas mashed together. This looks even more tasty and just as healthy. I will make your pancakes this weekend when I head to Long Beach, CA for a sisters and our kids fun-filled weekend!

    • rae February 2, 2014 at #

      rosie, i’d love to hear what everyone thought of the pancakes. hope you guys had a fun weekend! xo

  2. Melissa February 2, 2014 at #

    I make the banana and eggs pancakes too but am going to try this tomorrow morn! Thanks for sharing…and now back to looking at all your fun pics! P.s. don’t you LOVE Justin’s almond butter? I am so addicted I had to ban myself from buying any for the past few months!

    • rae February 2, 2014 at #

      obsessed with justin’s – you can find it a little cheaper on amazon if you get free shipping! xo


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