Banana-Nut Protein Pancakes

protein pancakes

You guys! These pancakes are too good. I love a good pancake breakfast but I just don't feel my best the rest of the day unless my breakfast has a good punch of protein, fiber and some healthy fats. I recently became an ambassador for Rootz Nutrition (you can read more about why I love them at the bottom of this post!) and I've seen some realllllly yummy Rootz recipes and wanted to create my own. You'll see I kept the ingredients for the pancakes really lean and I did this on purpose because I would ALWAYS rather add in my fats with fun toppings than use them all up in the recipe itself (looking at you, almond butter)! Enjoy! 

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INGREDIENTS (serves 1):

banana nut protein pancakes

1 scoop Rootz Paleo Protein 

2.5 tbsp oat flour

1 tbsp coconut flour

1/3 cup egg whites

1 tbsp powdered PB 

1 tsp baking powder 

1/2 banana

1/3c unsweetened almond milk (or more, for thinner consistency)

dash of cinnamon and nutmeg 

(if you want it more chocolatey, consider adding in 1tbsp cocoa as well) 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Mix all ingredients in a blender (could do it by hand as well, but if you do I'd recommend replacing the banana with honey or maple syrup) 
  • Heat up a nonstick skillet or use a bit of your favorite cooking oil (I would suggest coconut oil or grass fed butter for this one) to medium heat
  • Pour ~1/3 of the batter into the pan and cook until bubbles form and pop all over
  • Gently flip and cook for ~1-2 mins depending on how crispy you like them 
  • Top with ALL. THE. GOOD. STUFF. like almond butter/peanut butter, coconut flakes, sliced banana, a drizzle of honey/maple syrup or go crazy and throw some chocolate chips on there (I see you, fellow chocaholics) 

For whole recipe: 339 calories/ 6 F/ 40 C/ 30 P

 

Why I love ROOTZ Nutrition: 

You guys know I am (sometimes painfully) choosy about my products, especially things like protein powders and workout supplements because most of them are packed with garbage. To add insult to injury, some recent food sensitivity testing showed that dairy is relatively inflammatory for my body so unfortunately that meant saying a temporary goodbye to by favorite whey protein powder. Ugh. So I sought out to find a replacement and here is my criteria for a good protein powder:

  • high quality protein source with a complete amino acid profile
  • no sucralose or acesulfame potassium
  • no artificial colors, flavors or dyes
  • no thickeners or gums 
  • ACTUALLY tastes good 

Fortunately, Rootz Paleo Protein met all of the above criteria and also adds in some fantastic "superfoods" (hate that word, but what can ya do) that aid in workout recovery, reducing inflammation and overall health.  Here's the breakdown:

Rootz Nutrition

Protein Blend
Egg White Protein, Sacha Inchi Protein, Hemp Protein

Electrolyte Blend
Coconut, Banana

Superfood Blend
Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Maca Root, Bee Pollen, Acai, Goji Berries, Blueberries, Royal Jelly

Green Detox Blend
Spirulina, Chlorella, Kale, Spinach, Broccoli

Other Ingredients
Natural Chocolate Extract, Natural Vanilla Extract, Stevia Leaf, Cinnamon, Natural Sea Salt

They also make a great pre-workout supplement that meets all of the same standards, I'll post a review on that soon too. If you want to check them out for yourself, you can do that here. Be sure to use the code kaelyrd10 at checkout for 10% off :) 

Have a great day! 

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