This post is sponsored by Biochem, but all opinions are our own. These Coconut Banana Protein Pancakes are the perfect way to get a little bit of extra protein in your diet right off the bat. They’re packed with oats, ripe bananas, coconut milk, vanilla, and a little bit of vanilla protein powder. Make a big batch at the beginning of the week and enjoy the rest of the week!
I will do anything to sneak protein and nutrition in to my kids’ diets. Tiny flecks of spinach laced in homemade chicken nuggets. Creamed cauliflower intertwined with mashed potatoes. Broccoli cooked with mac and cheese. In the short scheme, they’re all little improvements to their meals, but in the long run, I know I’m making a big difference.
Breakfast is one of my favorite times to sneak in a little extra something into their bellies, since it’s the jump start they need for a healthy day. Banana blender pancakes have become a go-to in our house on the weekdays. I make a big batch at the beginning of the week, then pull them out and re-heat them in the microwave every morning, and my kids can’t get enough of them. I can’t either.
Biochem 100% Plant Protein
Today’s version includes a new-to-me protein powder we’ve been digging lately, Biochem 100% Plant Protein powders. You’ve probably heard of their flagship protein powders they’ve been perfecting for 15 years now, but they’ve recently come out with a vegan plant-based line of proteins that has only fermented, highly-sustainable and clean-sourced protein ingredients. They’re grown from 3 unique plans sources and include 20g of protein per serving. Which we love, obviously.
I got to try out their Mood Vanilla Flavor which has ingredients that are known to help tension, stress and tiredness, and uplift your mood, which is perfect for me, because being a Mom is basically a constant battle of stress and sleepiness. Ha.
Obviously we love using the protein powder in our favorite smoothies, but I also love throwing it into my kids’ oatmeal in the morning, and most recently, I’ve bulked up the protein count of our favorite banana oat pancakes. Basically all you have to do is throw all of the ingredients into a blender, whip it up, then cook them up on a griddle.
How to make Coconut Banana Protein Pancakes
- Add oats, eggs, banana, coconut milk, vanilla, protein powder, salt, and maple syrup to the blender. Turn on and blend until smooth.
- Heat a large griddle to a medium heat. If desired, brush with melted coconut oil. Ladle about 1/2 cup of the batter on to the griddle. Once the batter starts to bubble up on the sides. Flip. Repeat.
- Serve with sliced bananas, blueberries, and pure maple syrup.
Substitutions and Tips and Tricks for Recipe Success
- Feel free to swap out the maple syrup for agave or honey
- Make sure your griddle is nice and hot before adding the batter.
- Use almond milk in place of coconut milk
- Make sure to use ripe bananas!
- 1 ¾ cup oats
- 4 medium bananas, divided
- ¾ cup coconut milk
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 2 ¼ tsp baking powder
- ½ scoop Biochem 100% Vanilla Plant Protein Powder
- 2 tbsp. melted coconut oil
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup sweetened coconut, divided
1. Add oats, two bananas, coconut milk, maple syrup, baking powder, protein powder, coconut oil, and vanilla to a blender. Blend until smooth.
2. Add ½ cup coconut, gently fold in.
3. Heat a large non-stick griddle to a medium heat. Add about 1/3 cup of the batter to the griddle. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
4. Serve pancakes with extra coconut, sliced bananas and pure maple syrup.
Recipe adapted from Making Thyme for Health