Healthy Banana Pancakes Recipe – Extra Protein for your Family | AD

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Since becoming parents we have tried to give the children as healthy and nutritious meals as possible whilst letting them have treats like pudding on some days and really a good balance in their diet. I’ve realised that although the children are fantastic at eating fruit and vegetables there are some weeks where they don’t get enough protein in their diet so I’ve been looking at ways to increase the amount of protein we eat as a family.

Eating pancakes outside

I know you’re probably automatically thinking of how much protein in the form of meat, poultry and eggs your family eats. Often it can be hard – or expensive – to incorporate more of those foods into your meal plan for the week. I’ve recently discovered whey protein and it has changed the way that we eat as a family. It’s such a versatile ingredient and something that you can add to so many dishes to give that extra boost of protein when you need it.

Whey protein is a natural product, made from a by-product of cheese making it suitable for vegetarians. It has a really high nutritional quality which means it is commonly used for those interested in fitness but it’s now available in pretty much every supermarket as an ingredient and not just a supplement. It comes in different varieties with various flavours but I’ve found the flavourless version really great to cook with.

Whey protein makes us all feel fuller for longer and even the children are happy to eat anything I make using it. It’s almost like flour when used as an ingredient and is just so easy to cook with. We’ve been adding it to smoothies, baking with it and even putting it in things like Yorkshire puddings!

Healthy Banana Pancakes Recipe

One of our favourite recipes that incorporates whey protein is our healthy banana pancakes recipe. The children love pancakes and would eat pancakes all day every day if we let them. Instead, we tend to have them for breakfast or brunch on a weekend and this healthy pancakes recipe is a really nice variation on a typical pancake, full of fruit and only natural sugars as well as the additional protein from the whey protein powder that I use instead of some of the flour.

We use an unflavoured whey protein powder for this recipe but a vanilla powder would also work well. This is also a great way to use up ripe bananas and really the riper they are the better! We always serve our banana pancakes simply with fresh fruit but you could add a drizzle of maple syrup or even some Greek yogurt for a new flavour combination. This easy banana pancakes recipe makes four pancakes which is perfect for an adult or I make this amount for the children to share as two pancakes is a big enough portion size for them.

Healthy Banana Pancakes

So here’s our Healthy Banana Pancake Recipe:

Preparation Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Makes: 4 pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp whey protein (approx 12g)
  • Oil
  • Fresh fruit to serve

Instructions:

  • Mash the bananas in a bowl
  • Add the eggs, plain flour and whey protein. Mix well.
  • Heat a frying pan – or pancake pan if you have one – and add a drizzle of oil.
  • When the pan is hot, add a dollop of pancake batter and cook for a couple of minutes before turning over and cooking for a couple of minutes on the other side.
  • Repeat until all the mixture is used. Stack the pancakes on a plate, top with fresh fruit and eat immediately.
Healthy Banana Pancakes served with fresh fruit

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Healthy Banana Pancakes Recipe

A healthy, fruity pancake recipe with the addition of whey protein to add extra nutrients to your diet.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, British
Keyword pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp whey protein approx 12g
  • Oil
  • Fresh fruit to serve

Instructions

  • Mash the bananas in a bowl
  • Add the eggs, plain flour and whey protein. Mix well.
  • Heat a frying pan – or pancake pan if you have one – and add a drizzle of oil.
  • When the pan is hot, add a dollop of pancake mix and cook for a couple of minutes before turning over and cooking for a couple of minutes on the other side.
  • Repeat until all the mixture is used. Stack the pancakes on a plate, top with fresh fruit and eat immediately.

*This is a paid post in partnership with www.wheyforliving.com

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2 Comments

  1. May 16, 2019 / 11:02 pm

    These pancakes look absolutely delicious! These would be the perfect pre or post gym snack. I’ll definitely be trying out this recipe. Thank you for sharing! xxx

  2. May 20, 2019 / 8:45 pm

    Your pancakes look flipping delicious! We only really have them once a year!

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