These banana oatmeal protein pancakes are my new addiction. Made with 3 very simple healthy ingredients, these pancakes are the perfect breakfast for the health-conscious.
Turn 1 cup oatmeal into a fine flour using a food processor or blender at medium speed. (I used my Vitamix for this recipe, but any brand will do). Transfer the flour to a bowl.
Peel the bananas and turn them into a liquid puree using your food processor or blender. Start at low speed and increase slowly. Stop when the puree is smooth and there are no solid pieces left. Alternately, use a fork to mash the bananas.
Slowly incorporate the oatmeal flour and protein powder to the banana puree in the blender on medium speed. Blend until very smooth (this can take anywhere from 45 seconds to 2 minutes depending on your unit). Alternately mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl until smooth.
Heat a large non-stick pan or pancake pan over medium heat and melt 2 tbsp coconut oil (or any fat of choice). Use more coconut oil when needed.
Pour 1/3 cup batter in the pan for every pancake and cook until you can easily slip a spatula underneath it (2 to 3 minutes). Flip the pancake and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes on the other side.
Repeat step 5 until there is no more batter left. (This recipe will yield about 12 pancakes)
Serve with your favorite toppings. Suggestions: Berries, banana slices, maple syrup, whipped cream (or coconut cream), nut butter. See recipe notes below for toppings in the photos.
Toppings in the photos: Whipped cream, banana slices, goldenberries, slivered almonds, maple syrup, date caramel.
Instructions to make date caramel: Blend equal parts of dates and water in a high-velocity blender until liquid smooth. Since I only have the large Vitamix container, I had to use 3 cups dates and 3 cups water for this to work. I saved the remaining date caramel for additional baking recipes. If you have the smaller individual container, you could probably get away with only using 1 cup dates and 1 cup water, adjust when needed.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate without any additional toppings.