Protein Packed Banana Pancakes

I love pancakes.  Unfortunately, pancakes can be a sure fire way to send your blood sugar soaring.  Not these puppies!  These pancakes are completely grain-free, therefore also gluten-free, and loaded with more protein than your average carbohydrate-filled breakfast.  And they are super simple to make.  Just combine all of the ingredients below into a blender or small food processor and your batter is ready to go.  



  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 serving of protein powder (I use Innate Response's vanilla, vegan pea protein powder, it has 32 grams of protein)
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A bit of almond/coconut milk to thin batter to ideal consistency

Blend in your blender or food processor.  Pour batter in pools of desired size on a hot grill or skillet. (For convenience, make sure they are an appropriate size for your spatula.) Allow for a few bubbles to appear in batter and then flip over.  When they are cooked through- enjoy!

I love to top these with coconut oil.  You can use whatever toppings you want- even add sliced bananas for a real banana pancake feast!


Katie Dawn Habib

Katie Dawn Habib is a Holistic Nutrition Coach with a M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health. By combining her nutrition knowledge with a love of writing, Katie created her own website, The Hungry Gypsy, where she talks about food, nutrition, wellness and travel. On her site you can also find information about her nutrition coaching practice and join in on the conversations. Katie would like to contribute in some small way to global healing and help her clients and readers feel inspired.