Did you know yesterday was National Pancake Day? I love celebrating all holidays, whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a National Food Day, or something else’s birthday. All in my mind call for celebration in the form of food! After a good workout, I decided to come home and have a yummy, but healthy pancake dinner! What’s better than pancakes that actually have nutrition in them?
Similar to my Flourless Strawberry Pancakes, these pancakes are made from mainly banana and egg. I decided to add some protein powder as well to make this dinner perfect for post-workout. Celebrate the holiday and eat something yummy for your next breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Banana: 1 (mashed)
Vanilla Protein Powder: ½ scoop (Body Fortress)
Vanilla Extract: ¼ teaspoon
Berries: ¼ cup (Trader Joe’s Medley)
Unpeel your banana and mash it in a bowl. Once mashed, add your egg, and vanilla extract. Mix together and continue mashing the banana into the mixture to get rid of all chunks. You will have a fairly thin mixture, so add a half a scoop of Body Fortress Vanilla Whey Protein or any other protein powder you have.
Mix in the powder and then you should have a much thicker pancake batter. Heat up your skillet and spray with cooking spray. Your pancake batter should make at least three pancakes, so cook on each side until golden brown.
Turn on a second burner and heat up your skillet on low while you cook your pancakes. When you begin cooking your last pancake, add 1/3 cup of frozen berries to the second skillet. This will slowly defrost the berries and make a little glaze to top your pancakes. Add to the top of your pancakes after you plate them.
Feel free to add any powdered sugar, butter, or syrup as well! These pancakes were a perfect post-workout meal, so eat these in the morning after your workout or anytime you need a filling meal. These will not only taste delicious, but also will keep you full for a lot longer than a bowl of cereal.