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Cinnamon Banana Protein Pancakes

20 minutes
8 pancakes

These Cinnamon Banana Protein Pancakes are a healthy and delicious breakfast option, packed with flavor and nutrition. Try them today!

Cinnamon Banana Protein Pancakes
Begin your day on a positive note with these scrumptious cinnamon banana protein pancakes. They are made using only 5 basic ingredients!

Hey there! Today, I want to share a fantastic breakfast recipe with you that’s both healthy and oh-so-delicious – Cinnamon Banana Protein Pancakes! If you’re looking for a breakfast that’s easy to make, nutritious, and satisfies your taste buds, this recipe is just what you need.

These pancakes are made with wholesome ingredients like old-fashioned oats, bananas, cottage cheese, eggs, and a hint of warm, comforting ground cinnamon.

So, let’s dive in and create a scrumptious morning treat that you and your loved ones will adore.

Cinnamon Banana Protein Pancakes

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  1. Healthier Breakfast: These pancakes are a guilt-free way to start your day, providing essential nutrients from the oats, bananas, cottage cheese, and eggs.
  2. Protein-Packed: The combination of cottage cheese and eggs makes these pancakes a protein powerhouse, keeping you satisfied until lunchtime.
  3. Delicious Flavor: The sweet and spiced flavors of banana and cinnamon complement each other perfectly, creating a delightful taste experience.
  4. Quick and Easy: You’ll only need a few simple ingredients and minimal preparation time to whip up a batch of these pancakes in no time.

Ingredients

  • Old-Fashioned Oats: Rich in fiber and essential nutrients, oats give these pancakes a hearty texture and nutty flavor.
  • Banana: Adds natural sweetness and moisture to the pancakes while providing potassium and vitamins.
  • Cottage Cheese: High in protein and low in fat, cottage cheese makes these pancakes wonderfully fluffy and satisfying.
  • Eggs: The binding agent that holds everything together and adds even more protein to the mix.
  • Ground Cinnamon: Infuses the pancakes with a warm and comforting aroma, perfect for cozy mornings.

Substitutions & Additions

Feel free to make these pancakes your own by trying these substitutions and additions:

  • Gluten-Free Option: Swap old-fashioned oats with gluten-free oats for a celiac-friendly version.
  • Vegan Twist: Substitute eggs with flax eggs and use plant-based cottage cheese to make it vegan-friendly.
  • Extra Fruits: Add a handful of blueberries, diced apples, or chopped nuts to the pancake batter for added texture and flavor.

Equipment Needed for Cinnamon Banana Protein Pancakes

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How to Make this Recipe

  1. In a blender, combine old-fashioned oats, banana, cottage cheese, eggs, and ground cinnamon.
  2. Blend until you get a smooth pancake batter consistency.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and lightly grease it with cooking spray or butter.
  4. Pour the batter onto the pan to form small pancakes, about 3-4 inches in diameter.
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  6. Stack the pancakes on a plate and serve them warm.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

  • For even cooking, keep the pancake size consistent.
  • To avoid sticking, use a non-stick pan or a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet.
  • Play around with the amount of ground cinnamon to suit your taste preference – a little goes a long way!
Cinnamon Banana Protein Pancakes

Serving Suggestions

Serve these Cinnamon Banana Protein Pancakes with a drizzle of maple syrup, a dollop of Greek yogurt, and a sprinkle of fresh berries on top. You can also add a dusting of powdered sugar or a spoonful of nut butter for an extra indulgence.

Storage Suggestions

If you have any leftovers (which might be rare!), store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. You can also store then in a ziploc bag in the freezer for up to a month.

You can reheat them in the microwave or toaster for a quick breakfast on busy mornings.

Cinnamon Banana Protein Pancakes

Recipe FAQ

  1. Can I freeze the pancake batter? Yes, you can! Pour the leftover batter into a freezer-safe container and freeze it for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before cooking.
  2. Can I use steel-cut oats instead of old-fashioned oats? While it’s best to stick with old-fashioned oats for a smoother texture, you can use steel-cut oats if you prefer a heartier pancake.
  3. Can I skip the ground cinnamon? Of course, you can, but keep in mind that the cinnamon adds a wonderful flavor and aroma to the pancakes.

In conclusion, these Cinnamon Banana Protein Pancakes are a delightful and nutritious way to kickstart your day. With their blend of healthy ingredients and delicious taste, they are sure to become a favorite in your household as well.

So, the next time you’re in the mood for a cozy and satisfying breakfast, whip up a batch of these pancakes and enjoy every scrumptious bite! Happy cooking!

Cinnamon Banana Protein Pancakes

Cinnamon Banana Protein Pancakes

5 from 1 vote
Begin your day on a positive note with these scrumptious cinnamon banana protein pancakes. They are made using only 5 basic ingredients!
Yield 8 pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 medium banana
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat electric griddle to medium and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add oats to blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds until a powder, or flour, is formed. Add rest of ingredients and blend again until combined and batter like texture. 
  • Pour batter by 1/4 cupful onto hot griddle and cook until bubbles start to form on top and edges begin to set; about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook through. 
  • Serve immediately with extra banana slices and your favorite topping.
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