Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So we have all heard. But how many of us know this and still barely eat breakfast or skip it all together?
Before I had children, breakfast was always an after thought. If I had time on the way out the door than I would grab something to eat in the car. Usually, that meant a piece of fruit or nothing at all since I almost always ran late.
With two little cuties skipping breakfast is definitely not optional. Both of my kids are ready to eat as soon as they pop out of bed. Although, my kids aren’t in school breakfast still feels like a busy meal time.
Every morning, I have two goals for breakfast:
- Fix something that is fast so we can get on with our day.
- Fix something that has a fair amount of protein in it so that my cuties will stay fuller longer.
Number 1 is usually met easily but number two can be difficult. My daughter gets bored with eggs, breakfast meats and even protein smoothies.
Lately, my daughter who just turned 3 is also on a CARB kick. Always hungry and hungry for carbs. I know when she is truly hungry when I can offer her fresh vegetables like carrots, cucumbers or sweet bell peppers and she eats them versus when she has a carb carving and won’t want to eat anything other than chips or pretzels.
So, a few weeks ago when my daughter randomly asked for pancakes at breakfast, I set to work on finding a pancake that had some hidden protein in it.
I used to make protein pancakes for my husband all the time. In no time, I had whipped up a great pancake that both my kids LOVED. My daughter met her carb goal and I got my goals of fixing something fast and with protein.
These pancakes are SUPER easy to make. And they only require 4 ingredients. Plus every pancake has 7 grams of protein. It’s a win/win!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Vanilla Protein Pancakes:
Vanilla Protein Pancakes Recipe
Author: Allison Kuslikis
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder or 1/4 cup [I used Vega]
1/2 ripe banana
3 tbsp. of non-dairy milk
In a small bowl, mash 1/2 banana with a fork or potato masher.
Next, add the milk & egg and mix well into the banana.
Add protein powder to liquid mixture.
Scoop pancake mixture into a well heated greased frying pan.
Top with remaining banana or your favorite toppings.
Serving Size: 1 pancake
Calories per serving: 1268.29 kcal
Fat per serving: 3.12 g
Saturated fat per serving: 1.17 g
Carbs per serving: 60.47 g
Protein per serving: 3.97 g
Fiber per serving: 0.75 g
Sugar per serving: 57.38 g
Cholesterol per serving: 82.23 mg
Recipe adapted from Reach Your Peak
I would love to hear from you. If you give this recipe a try, please let me know by giving the recipe a rating and leaving a comment.
Interested in more protein pancake recipes? Then check out my Easy Coconut Pancake Recipe here.