Banana Protein Pancakes
Recipe courtesy of Kayla Hoang for Food Network Kitchen

Banana Protein Pancakes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: about eight 3-inch pancakes
These protein-rich pancakes require only a few ingredients and come together in no time. Using a super-ripe banana provides the most flavor and a natural sweetness. This style of pancake is typically made with two whole eggs per banana, but it can come across tasting strongly of egg. We found that using one whole egg and one egg white imparts the least amount of egg flavor but still gives all the structure needed to flip the pancakes. Feel free to swap the unflavored whey protein for your favorite protein powder.



  1. Whisk the mashed banana, whey protein powder, vanilla, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl until combined. Whisk the egg and egg white in a separate small bowl. Whisk the eggs into the banana mixture until combined.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and lightly brush with coconut oil. Pour 2 tablespoons of the batter into the skillet for each pancake and cook until just set around the edges and the bottom is lightly browned, 45 seconds to 1 minute. (If the pancakes are browning too quickly, reduce the heat to medium-low.) Flip and continue cooking until golden on the other side, 45 seconds to 1 minute more. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining batter, brushing with more coconut oil in between batches. Serve with syrup.