Some Sundays you’re out of bed by 7:30 and off to Lululemon yoga for a fab morning workout, others you’re feeling a little lazier and it’s a pancake in bed kinda morning. Today was the latter. And you know what, that’s absolutely fine! I’m all about that balanced life – I say after winning and consuming a good kg of chocolate over the last few days…the gym-goer Thea comes will be back tomorrow!
This recipe comes to me from a good friend of mine who’s recently been thrashing them lately – and I can see why! Using only 4 household ingredients you can whip yourself a delicious and indulgent brekkie (and know they’re semi-ok for you!). These ones were done with Vanilla protein powder however, she’s made them regularly with chocolate protein powder and swears by them!
These pancakes are super fluffy, light and delicious! The banana and vanilla from the protein powder add a great depth of flavour! This time round I topped mine with my go-to: bacon, grilled banana, and some honey. In saying that, berries and banana, peanut butter or just greek yogurt and fresh fruit would make equally great toppings!
Made these again for a post grit pancake brekkie the other Saturday and they were ‘Oh My God Yum!’ with high applause all around from the pancake pals! We topped with a raspberry coulis, greek yougurt, and fresh blueberries!
So what are you waiting for, get your blender and get your pancake on! Mmmmm.
Make about 4 pancakes per portion. Double, triple or multiply as needed!
1/2 c oats, ground in nutri ninja
1 ripe banana
1T almond milk, more as needed
1 scoop of protein powder
1. Ground the oats into a oat flour in the nutri ninja. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well, add any additional milk to get to the right consistency.
2, Heat a nonstick pan on medium high heat. Using butter to grease the pan (optional), pour about 2T of batter into the pan and flip after bubbles start to form and the edges look a little dry (2-3 minutes). Once flipped cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes and keep warm until serving.
3. Top with anything you like! Blueberries, yougurt, lemon, syrup, bacon… the list goes on.