Inspired by this genius 3-ingredient pancake recipe from Buzzfeed, I decided to come up with another quick, healthy, protein-packed breakfast recipe to give my children plenty of energy in the morning. So I added blended oats to Buzzfeed’s interesting combo of banana, egg and cinnamon, and voila, these banana oatmeal pancakes were born. And you can use gluten free oats if you want them to be gluten free.
The texture is definitely a little different to regular pancakes because of the high egg content and lack of raising agent. But with almost 4 grams of protein per pancake, this recipe produces a great breakfast food for those of us who don’t generally like to eat eggs for breakfast (that’s me). And if you are not yet convinced, my 5 year old who barely eats just gobbled up three of these banana oatmeal pancakes and yelled for more. That is unheard of in our house.
*Edit – some people have commented that these pancakes are great with a scoop of protein powder. So if you want to increase the protein content even more, why not try adding a scoop of this Garden of Life Organic Vegan Protein Powder or this PaleoPro Protein Powder.
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 2 large eggs
- ⅓ cup oats
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Put the banana in a bowl and mash with a fork.
- Add the eggs and mix until well combined.
- Put the oats in a blender and blend until fine.
- Add the blended oats and cinnamon to the banana mix, and stir well.
- Heat a skillet over a medium heat with a dash of vegetable oil.
- Pour ¼ cup of the mixture into the skillet, cook on one side for about 1.5 minutes, then turn and cook on the other side for about 1 minute (or until golden brown on both sides).
- Serve (with or without maple syrup) and enjoy.