Thick and fluffy chocolaty naturally sweetened banana pancakes made with whey protein and oat flour…truly wondrous!
These were quite the recipe success…if I do say so myself! Thick and fluffy whey protein pancakes with a nice amount of carbs from the oats and banana, these thick and fluffy wonders make for the perfect post workout meal. Fast digesting carbs and easily assimilated protein…perfect recovery food when you energy is depleted and your muscles need some growing fuel!
Whey protein can be a tricky one to cook with, particularly when it comes to baked goods, microwave mug cakes and of course pancakes. If you add too much you’ll end up with a dry chewy end product; this can also happen if you overcook something with some added moisture in it! The combination of banana, oats and the whey protein powder work so well together.
You end up with a moist, yes I used everyone’s favourite word, thick and fluffy, buttermilk style pancake. I’ve cooked this batter as one jumbo pancake, actually it’s what I do most often as it just takes less time and I can get on with other things while it cooks. If you’re making one large pancake I recommend sticking it under a preheated grill after three minutes on the stove top, cooking it for 2 minutes under there, flipping and cooking for 1 minute more on the stove top. Works every time! Otherwise flipping the ginormous pancake is likely to end in disaster. I personally would rather not take the risk when it comes to my post workout meal… hanger is always close on the horizon!
As someone who eats pancakes…well in some shape or form most days, at least when ever I’m not out on the road, pancake Tuesday is no biggie. That being said I will take it upon myself to come with at least one more recipe for you to make the most of the special day. Pancakes do hold a special place in my heart, and my tummy, after all!
Of course I made use of Pulsin’s Whey Protein Isolate in these and then topped them off with a little Whey Protein Concentrate just to make this a more mighty meal. Just as they are, straight from the pan, these pancakes are awesome. Kid approved, Peachy Palate approved and hopefully Pulsin approved once the team try them out! I am yet to try this particular recipe with the Pea or Rice protein but I would try the Rice protein first off if you don’t tolerate or want to include Whey Protein in your diet.
Check out my latest and first YouTube video if you want to see my pancake making skills in action!
Chocolate Banana Protein Pancakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: fry breakfast dessert snack gluten-free soy-free vegetarian banana
Macros for Pancakes without Toppings: 370kcals, 52C 33P 4F
Ingredients (Serves 1 – 4-6 mini pancakes)
- 20g (2 tbsp) Pulsin Whey Protein Isolate
- 120g (1 medium) ripe banana
- 30g (1/4 cup) gluten free oat flour or oats blended to a fine flour consistency
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp (10g) raw cacao powder
- 2 tbsp (30ml) unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla powder
- 1/4 cup (60ml) egg whites or 1 large whole egg
Blend together all pancake ingredients in a jug with a hand blender or in a food processor or high speed blender. I prefer to use a jug with a hand blender as you don’t loose as much batter to your blending vessel!
Spray a non stick pan with cooking spray or melt a little coconut oil in the pan to grease it.
Pour batter into the pan, about 2 tbsp per pancake. Cook for 3 minutes over a medium heat before flipping and cooking for 2 minutes more. Repeat until all the batter is gone.
Mix together whey concentrate with stevia and water until smooth.
Stack pancakes, top with protein icing, peanut butter and slices of banana!