Gluten-Free Banana Protein Pancakes

Elevate Your Breakfast with Gluten-Free Banana Protein Pancakes

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Gone are the days when you’d have to choose between a healthy breakfast and a delicious one. With these Gluten-Free Banana Protein Pancakes, you can have both! Bursting with ripe banana flavor, kissed by a hint of cinnamon, and boosted with protein, these pancakes are a game-changer. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or simply looking for a delightful, gluten-free alternative to regular pancakes, this recipe is for you.

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Why These Pancakes are a Morning Must-Have

With so many of us juggling hectic schedules, it’s crucial to start the day with a breakfast that not only tastes fantastic but also fuels our bodies. These pancakes do just that! The protein content, thanks to the RitualEssential Protein, ensures that you stay satiated throughout the morning, staving off those mid-morning hunger pangs.

The best part? They come with the natural sweetness of bananas, cutting down the need for additional sugars and making them a wholesome choice for the entire family, kids included!

Let’s Dive into this Gluten-Free Banana Protein Pancakes Recipe

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 scoop protein (I used Ritual Essential Protein)
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 large pastured eggs, at room temperature OR 2 Flax eggs
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • A dash of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Coconut oil cooking spray
  • Optional toppings: Butter, maple syrup, or fresh blueberries

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Directions:

  1. Start by grabbing a mixing bowl. Crack in the eggs and add the baking soda, protein, sea salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and almond flour. Give it a good whisk to combine all these flavors.
  2. In another bowl, mash your ripe banana. Tip: Using overripe bananas can enhance the sweetness! Mix it with almond milk, and then stir in the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Don’t go overboard with mashing. Leaving banana chunks will reward you with fluffy pancakes with pockets of delightful banana flavor!
  4. Get your pan ready. Spray it generously with the coconut oil cooking spray and warm it over a medium-low flame. Once heated, pour in your batter. Remember, slow and low is the secret to that perfect golden hue and soft texture.
  5. Flip the pancakes when they’re ready (look for bubbles on the surface) and serve hot. Drizzle with maple syrup, a dollop of butter to Ghee, or fresh blueberries for that final touch!

Notes:

  • This recipe makes 2 pancakes
  • These pancakes are best enjoyed fresh and warm.
  • The batter consistency is crucial. If it’s too runny, add a bit more almond flour to achieve that perfect consistency.
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The clean, traceable plant-based protein to help form lean muscle and support muscle recovery after exercise.

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FAQ:

Q: Can I substitute the protein powder used in this recipe?

A: Absolutely! While RitualEssential Protein is recommended for its taste and consistency, feel free to use your preferred brand. Just be wary of the flavor, as it might slightly alter the taste of the pancakes.

Q: What if I’m vegan or allergic to eggs?

A: Not a problem! For each egg, you can use a Flax-Egg substitute, which is made by mixing 1 tablespoon of flaxseed with 2 tablespoons of warm water. Let it sit for a few minutes to achieve an egg-like consistency.

Q: Can I freeze these pancakes?

A: Yes, these pancakes can be frozen. Just place a parchment paper between each pancake to prevent sticking and store them in an airtight container. When ready to eat, reheat in a toaster or oven.

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Tips and Variations:

  • Kitchen Equipment: A good non-stick pan, mixing bowls, a whisk, and a potato masher or fork.
  • Storing Leftovers: If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. To reheat, pop them in a toaster or microwave for a minute.
  • Pairing Suggestions: These pancakes pair beautifully with a side of fresh fruit or a smoothie. If you’re in the mood for something more indulgent, a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of chocolate sauce wouldn’t hurt. For drinks, a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a glass of almond milk is perfect.

Final Bite

Breakfast is often dubbed the most important meal of the day, and with these Gluten-Free Banana Protein Pancakes, it’s also the tastiest. We’re all about choices and balance, and this recipe offers just that. It’s time to switch up your breakfast routine and give these a go.

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Hi, I’m Valerie!

I'm an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), offering guidance to high achievers in aligning their lifestyle with well-being through daily wellness and self-care routines, promoting balance and harmony. Join me at Wellness Bum for tips on living well, and consider subscribing to my newsletter or booking a coaching session.