flourless protein pancakesby sincerelycaroline
Healthy pancakes — say what?! This recipe relies on bananas, plant-based protein powder and egg whites to create a fluffy, balanced version of the breakfast treat we’ve come to know and love. Bonus? No complicated gluten-free flours required! Top ’em off with fresh fruit or even a sprinkle of chocolate chips for a delightfully filling morning option. (Recipe originally published on MindBodyGreen.)
Makes 1 serving
1/2 medium ripe banana
2 egg whites
1 Tablespoon plant-based protein powder (like Sun Warrior)
1 teaspoon flaxseed meal
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/2 cup fresh berries or sliced bananas
(1) Add banana to a medium bowl and use a fork to mash against sides of bowl. Add egg whites, using a whisk to whip together with banana. Measure protein powder, flaxseed meal, cinnamon and vanilla to the bowl, whisking together until combined.
(2) Coat a medium nonstick pan with cooking spray or brush with oil, then place over low-medium heat. Allow pan to warm for about 1 minute, then pour approximately 1/4 cup batter onto pan, repeating 1-2 times with remaining batter.
(3) Allow pancakes to cook until bubbles begin to form, then flip with a spatula, cooking on the other side. Top with syrup and fruit.
**NOTE: You don’t have to measure the batter exactly. The pancakes will still taste good no matter their size!