Pinterest Eats Review: Banana Pancakes

A few days ago I was scrolling through good ol’ Pinterest when I came across a healthy alternative to a Sunday breakfast classic, Banana Pancakes! There were quite a few variations but I decided to do a blind run (on facebook live video no less) of this one. For those of you out there who are too lazy to click on a hyperlink for a recipe, I will write it on this post as well – or you can watch the video at the bottom of this page.

It is a really simple base recipe that opens up to a wide variety of flavour combinations. I will admit that during my first attempt on a facebook live recording – I had slightly burnt the pancakes. Let this be a lesson in why you need to follow the temperature guide rather than winging it with a list of ingredients when it comes to cooking.

THE RECIPE:
 1 ripe banana
– 2 eggs
– 1 scoop protein powder (I used the ItWorks! brand – it has less than 1g of sugar, find it here)

THE METHOD:
1) mash banana until smooth
2) whisk eggs until smooth
3) combine eggs, banana and protein powder in a bowl
4) mix until smooth
5) cook batter on medium low heat (flip pancake when small bubbles are visible on top)
6) Serve and enjoy

THE RESULT:

THE VERDICT:

The base recipe is fantastically simple but the type of protein powder you use can change the consistency drastically. I found the first attempt to be uncomfortably dense however with some tweaking (and not overcooking it) the results were fantastic!

If you are looking for a fluffier texture then try adding a dash of self raising flour and pinch of baking soda (honestly, I eyeball everything when I start altering recipes but would estimate I added maybe 1/4 cup of Self Raising Flour). The brand of protein powder also drastically changes the texture and consistency, my ItWorks! protein shake only required 1 scoop however my fathers musashi mass building protein shake required 2 scoops.

The banana flavour is very subtle when you use chocolate flavoured protein powders so if you are a fan of sweet breakfasts then you will definitely have to add honey for that traditional ‘pancake’ feel/taste. If you used vanilla protein powder then you could add your favorite fruits to the batter to create a wide variety of flavours.

For the guys out there, you can change up this recipe to up your carbs but who can complain about having a tasty treat that is also giving them at least one serve of fruit?! For the parrots you could substitute the protein powder for almond meal or something similar to have a parrot friendly treat for your feathered friend!

This will become a regular in my family and we loved it after tweaking the recipe. A must try! 

Watch the Facebook Live Video Here:
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fleanliving92%2Fvideos%2F340132033113566%2F&show_text=0&width=560

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