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Healthy Protein Pancakes

This week’s word has to be Pancakes and with Shrove Tuesday on the horizon I thought I would share a recipe.

I have really go into pancakes for breakfast over the last week, especially when I have had a trip to the gym. I’m starving all morning and toast isn’t cutting it at all.

My hubby makes the most awesome style American pancakes; thick and fluffy BUT full of sugar. What a surprise the gremlin adores these but I decided to do a bit of research for a healthier recipe. Hubby loves a challenge and had a little look too and kind of made up his own recipe.

I was looking for something with no added sugar, extra protein and still had a good taste. I know despite requesting no added sugar I would probably put a small smear of Nutella on mine (damage limitation and all!).

So here the recipe:


  • 100g of normal porridge oats
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (flavour of your choice but we have cookies and cream)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • Few dashes of mixed spice
  • Approx 50ml of milk for consistency
  • Optional dash of salt


  • Blend oats into a flour consistency
  • Add protein and baking powder and blend for a few seconds, add in mixed spice
  • Mash a banana
  • Scrape into a jug and mix with egg
  • Pour oat mix into the jug
  • Add a dash of milk and mix into a paste. Add in more to alter consistency to quoted by hubby “twice the thickness of Heinz tomato soup”
  • Use a thick flat griddle pan if possible and heat prior
  • Pour mix onto pan with desired pancake side. Cook on one side until small bubbles appear, roughly half way out from the pancake centre
  • Flip and cook on other side until pancake cooked to how you like it.
  • Enjoy with fresh fruit (or Nutella like me)

Happy Pancake Day and let me know if you make them!



  1. February 24, 2017 / 8:03 am

    Ooh I do love a good American pancake with maple syrup and strawberries! Yum. These look early good and great you’ve found a healthier version! Xx

  2. February 24, 2017 / 8:44 am

    They sound great, a healthy version! Enjoy Pancake Day! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  3. February 24, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Those sound rather delicious, I like that they are made with bananas, I just love bananas on my pancake but I’ve not made them with bananas before. I bet they’d taste nice with non dairy milk too!

  4. February 24, 2017 / 9:21 am

    This looks great. Will deffintely give them a try #thatfridaylinky

  5. February 24, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    Love pancakes in our house so this is getting tried! #thatfridaylinky

  6. February 24, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    I love pancakes, there my favourite breakfast treat. These look like a healthy alternative to my usual recipe #thelinkylist

  7. February 24, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    Oh wow! They look and sound amazing!
    It’s great to have a healthy alternative x

  8. February 24, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    We never have American pancakes even though I love them! I tend to make the classic recipe, your healthy alternative sounds good hun! #WotW #ThatFridayLinky

  9. Emily
    February 25, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    These look so good!! I usually leave the pancake making to Nige! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  10. Nige
    February 25, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    I love pancakes and these look yummy Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  11. February 26, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    Oooh these look like an interesting alternative. #WotW

  12. February 28, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    That sounds like a great pancake recipe. We’re going for savoury ones for tea this evening – cream cheese and ham is always a winning combination here. Never thought of making thicker ones with oats and banana though. Might have to give them a try 🙂