Banana Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

May 20, 2013

Banana Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

I’m pretty much obsessed with pancakes (who isn’t?). Good thing there’s like a million ways to make them.
This recipe has been my staple breakfast for a while. You might argue that this will never replace “real” pancakes made with butter and white flour; au contraire, they’re just as good.
They fill you up, they taste awesome, they’re nutritionally complete and good for you. Just what a power breakfast should be really about.

Banana Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
I usually whip up the batter when I get up, before going for my morning run (or swim, depending on the day). When I get home I cook the pancakes while I’m showering and getting ready for the day. Yep, I can multitask...

Banana Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

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Few notes. If you don’t feel like using protein powder sub it with whole wheat flour. Adding sugar is optional, it really depends on how you’re feeling when you wake up. I normally don’t feel there’s the need as the bananas add enough sweetness; but who am I to judge?

Serves 2 (or 1 hungry athlete)

¼ cup / 0.7 oz / 20 gr rolled oats
10 banana slices (about ½ banana)
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
pinch fine grain sea salt
1 scoop protein powder (or ¼ cup / 0.88 oz / 25 gr whole wheat flour)
dash of vanilla extract
¼ cup / 50ml milk (soy, almond, hemp or regular)
2 egg whites (or 1 egg)
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar (optional)


Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together milk, egg and vegetable oil.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir to combine. If the mixture is too thick (which might depend on the quality of the protein powder you’re using) whisk in further milk to achieve a pancake-like consistency.
Pour batter onto a lightly greased frying pan and spread with the back of the spoon. Cook on low until golden brown on both sides.
Top with maple syrup, cocoa, pecans, banana slices, etc.

Nutrition facts

One serving has 157 calories, 4 grams of fat, 16 grams of carbs and 15 grams of protein.


  1. I kinda want this right now...

  2. This looks great! I also have a similar protein pancake recipe that is only TWO ingredients. You might guess it—simply banana and eggs. It's quite delicious! Perfect combo of clean protein and carbs for breakfast!

    1. What are the directions for your recipe? I like the idea of cutting carbs and my grocery bill.

    2. What are the directions for your recipe? I like the idea of cutting carbs and my grocery bill.

  3. That's exactly what I need! Sounds yummy and healthy!
    ps. are you familiar with Lappish cuisine?!!!

  4. I have to admit- I'm not a pancake person. Waffles over pancakes all day, every day. But these sound quite delish- what type of protein powder do you use??

  5. These look great! I'm going to try them this weekend, glad I found you guys on foodgawker, cheers~
    Tiffany @thymeoftaste

  6. I found your blog and I'm super excited about it! I've become a bit of a workout nut (I'm addicted to Insanity) and I love reading articles and hearing stories about health and fitness. Looking forward to reading!

    Those pancakes look amazing.

  7. I made these pancakes and they are absolutely delicious!!!

  8. I made these the other day and they taste absolutely delicious...

  9. These were AWESOME. added no sugar ad subbed veg oil for coconut oil

  10. These were awesome. added no sugar and subbed oil for coconut oil

  11. OMG those are freaking amazing!

  12. Bananas are so tasty and nutritious. Good combination with nuts and maple syrup.

  13. Can you use cow milk? It's hard to tell because you only mention non-cow "milks."