Recipe: 5 Minute Protein Pancake

Photo by Piotr Chrobot on Unsplash

Photo by Piotr Chrobot on Unsplash

If you're not sure why protein is so important to start the day and throughout the day, read my blog, Why is protein so important for weight loss?

It takes no more than five minutes to put the ingredients for this pancake together and another five to cook. Serving is for 1 large pancake.

1 medium banana (if it is large, don't use all of it)
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1 egg
1 tablespoon ground flax seed or chia seed
1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1 scoop protein powder (I use Boku vegan powder which is mostly sprouted rice protein, but it would also be good with vanilla whey protein or probably with another vegan protein)
1 tsp coconut oil
almond butter to spread on pancake (optional)

Mash the banana thoroughly. Add the vanilla extract. In another bowl, beat the egg. Add the banana mixture to the egg and beat thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients together and mix into the egg and banana. Add the oil to the pan and fry on low-med heat, flipping when the top of the pancake bubbles. Almond butter is my favourite topping. The banana makes it sweet enough that it doesn't need maple syrup.

Nutrition profile (without any toppings):

Calories: 360
Carb: 35 g
Fat: 9 g
Protein: 37 g
Fibre: 7 g
Sugar: 18 g