3 Ingredient Protein Pancakes Recipe

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September 7, 2018

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You may have noticed already that healthy protein pancakes have become a favourite of many, especially the kind with limited ingredients. It’s not surprising though — who doesn’t love quick and easy, nutritious pancakes?!

Not only do they taste amazing but there’s something almost nostalgic about eating traditional pancakes — maybe they remind you of when you were a child, or of fun brunches with loved ones. Whatever the reason, they’re a delicious meal that can easily be adapted to include in a healthy diet.

These protein pancakes are a great meal to cook any day of the week. There are only 3 ingredients, which means that they’re easy to make and will take next to no time to prepare. Add your favourite toppings, or just eat them plain, it’s up to you!

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3 Ingredient Protein Pancakes Recipe

Prep time: 5 mins + 10 mins resting time    

Cook time: 10 mins    

Total time: 25 mins

Serves: makes 5 pancakes


  • 2 medium ripe bananas, chopped

  • 80g (½ cup) chia seeds

  • 4 large eggs, whisked

  • oil spray

Topping ideas:

It’s up to you what you decide to top your pancakes with! Some combinations you might like to include could be:

  • Sliced banana, toasted flaked almonds and maple syrup

  • Almond or nut butter, non-fat plain yoghurt and honey

  • Blueberry compote and lemon ricotta

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1. Place the banana in a bowl and roughly mash using a fork. Add the chia seeds and mix until well-combined.

2. Add the eggs to the banana and chia seeds and whisk until well-combined. Set aside for 10 minutes to rest and thicken.

3. Heat a non-stick fry pan over medium-high heat and spray lightly with oil spray.

4. Pour a ladleful of the mixture into the pan. Cook for 45 seconds or until the base is golden in colour. Use a spatula to turn the pancake and continue to cook for a further 30 seconds or until golden and cooked through. 

5. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining mixture. 

6. To serve, place the pancakes on a serving plate and top with your favourite toppings or try one of our topping suggestions. Enjoy!

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Why are protein pancakes good for you?

Whether you choose to make this recipe for breakfast, or even as a dessert, these 3 ingredient protein pancakes are a delicious way to up your protein intake in a super easy meal.

Why is protein important? While there are many myths about protein and how much you should consume, one thing is for sure: this essential macronutrient helps your body to build muscle, as well as to maintain the health of your body’s tissues and organs. 

Also, because your body can only absorb a certain amount of protein every time you eat, spacing it out over the course of the day is really important. Having these pancakes as a breakfast or dessert can be a great way to increase your overall daily protein intake, especially if you feel like you’re not getting enough!

We’d love to see how your 3 ingredient pancakes turn out — that is, if you can hold off eating them long enough to take a photo! Be sure to tag us at @sweat on Instagram so we can see your delicious creations.

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* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.


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