- 2 cups oats (quick cooking or old fashioned)
- 2 large very ripe bananas
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 to 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- OPTIONAL – 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- OPTIONAL – 1/4 cup chopped pecans
What is the single food item I personally miss the most when I’m really knuckled down on my eating and want to stay as healthy and focused as possible?
What if I told you that you could make mouth wateringly delicious (and healthy) pancakes with zero guilt ONLY TWO MAIN INGREDIENTS?
This is seriously one of the most simple and delicious recipes I know, and with a little bit of care will become a favorite of your healthy AND not so healthy eaters.
- 3 eggs (or 1.5ish eggs and 1.5ish whites)
- 2 medium bananas
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 dash of vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- Coconut oil or nonstick cooking spray (I use an organic olive oil spray)
- skillet (non-stick works best)
- spatula (the thinner the better, an old beat up spatula is gonna make your job harder)
Throw your bananas, eggs and whites, and spices into a blender. Blend on high for about two minutes. You want the mix to be very well aerated and thoroughly blended up before you use it.
When everything is mixed, put some of your coconut oil on your skillet or griddle and set it to around 400 degrees (that’s high on my griddle and med/high on my stove top). Every cooking surface will be different, but you want each side to cook in roughly a minute.
Pour your cakes in a spiral shape, starting from the center into around 3/3.5 inch pancakes. No bigger! They are very fragile and anything bigger, at least in my experience get a bit unwieldy and will break when you try to flip them.
You want to cook each side for about a minute. Watch the bubbles. When you see the bubbles start to pop and stay popped (meaning the batter doesn’t fill the hole caused by the bubble back up) it’s time to flip!
A nice quick flip with another minute on the other side and you’ll be good to go!
These pancakes will get darker than your normal flour based pancakes but that’s okay!
Top with agave nectar or fruit and you are good to go… or even light syrup if you are feeling extra decadent.
Serve ‘em up and enjoy!