Unlike other protein pancakes I have made before, these taste like dream-inducing fluffy hotcakes that complete a lazy Sunday morning in. To make the breakfast concoction even sweeter, these pancakes are fool-proof meaning you won't need any special flipping skills when you roll out of bed. My protein pancakes also will tick the boxes of free from gluten and sugar, and high in protein.
Sunwarrior Banana Fig Protein Pancakes
Makes 6 - 8 pancakes
- 1 scoop of Sunwarrior vanilla protein powder (or another vegan protein powder sweetened naturally)
- 1/4 cup of Natvia
- a pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 1 large mashed banana
- 1/2 cup of almond meal
- 3 chopped soft dried figs (you can soak the figs in hot water for 5 minutes to soften)
- 1 tablespoons of macadamia oil/coconut oil
- 2 eggs and 1 egg white, whisked
- 1 sliced banana and organic butter to serve
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the vanilla, banana, figs, eggs and oil and mix until combined. Transfer the mixture to a jug or protein shaker to pour into pan.
- Heat a fry pan on high heat and add a teaspoon of coconut or macadamia oil.
- When the pan is hot, pour in mixture to make desired size pancakes in a rough circle shape. It makes it easier to flip them if they aren't too thick. You can spread the mixture out quickly in the desired shape or thickness as it hits the pan. Also don't crowd the pan, give yourself plenty of room to flip!
- Turn the heat down lower and wait a couple of minutes until the pancakes curl slightly on the sides or a few bubbles appear on the surface.
- Use a spatula (this part is important!) with a fairly large surface so you can get right under that little pancake and simply turn over.
- Wait another minute or so and then transfer to a plate. Don't overcook the pancakes as they can go a little dry. You can put foil over or a clean tea towel to keep the waiting pancakes warm.
- Repeat the process until you have used up all the mixture.
- Serve with a little organic butter on each and sliced banana, or plain yoghurt. Also you can sub the figs with berries, dates or an extra banana! Just resist the urge to pour maple syrup all over them..... Enjoy!