Quick & Healthy Protein Pancakes - My Second Attempt

I've tried banana and egg pancake recipes before - I blogged about the immense failure of my attempts here and have never ever thought about trying them again...until yesterday morning.

I was hungry, in a healthy state of mind and wanted to bake, or at least 'create' something. I'd usually opt for a protein shake and piece of fruit on a Saturday morning, but yesterday that just felt a bit boring.

I'm not sure whether it was the protein powder (I used Protein World's 'The Slender Blend' Vanilla) that thickened it all up and saved me, but I tried it, it worked and I'm fully back on board the healthy pancake train.

I would say that the mixture was still a little runny, so I'd probably add oats next time. Not too many, but enough to soak up some of the liquid (this is all dependent on how much your protein soaks up - each is different, so test it before you add any additional dry ingredients).

Keeping with Joe Wicks' mantra of #LeanIn15, this recipe and any other meal I post that is inspired/created by him will be preparable in 15 minutes - proof that you can be healthy without standing in the kitchen for hours every day.

What you'll need*:
- 1 scoop of protein powder - I used Vanilla Whey (mentioned above).
- 1 large ripe banana
- 1 free range egg
- 1 tspn of vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons of porridge oats - depending on your protein powder thickness
- Honey
- Berries - I used strawberries
- Fat free greek yoghurt
- Whatever other toppings you want

What you'll do:
- Mash the banana in a bowl - this is your 'batter' so make it smooth and runny.
- Add in the protein, vanilla extract and egg then whisk it all together.
- Pop the coconut oil in the pan and let it melt.
- Add in as much pancake mixture as you'd like - depending on the size of pancake you want.
- Flip the pancake once the bubbles appear across the surface.
- Continue until you're out of mixture.
- Serve with yoghurt, berries, honey, etc.

*This mixture renders about four medium sized pancakes - enough to serve one.

Why are the first pancakes of a batch always horrendous? Yes, I still ate it.

I tend to go through phases of publishing loads and loads of recipes together, or just the odd one every so often. I think it depends on the weather though? I bake more warm, gooey things in the winter I think. 

I'm officially dedicating the remaining weeks of summer to sharing quick, easy and healthy recipes for both sweet treats and savoury meals.

Enjoy your guilt free pancakes (preferably after a HIIT workout)!

Hannah xx

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