I don’t know if you have kids or not, but if you do, you may have some of the same “nutritional dilemmas” as I do.

When my boys were younger, I found myself finishing their leftover snacks – not a good move for my waistline. As they’ve grown, I’ve found despite my best efforts to provide a balance of healthy and yummy, they could still eat like Buddy off the movie Elf. (If you haven’t seen it, think sugar EVERYTHING).

With growing and highly active boys, I do my best to help support their physical demands, which most days mean keeping food available all day long. Teenage boys can do work on food.

I also make sure to sneak in a little extra protein where I can. Sometimes that’s suggesting a loaded protein shake after they’ve come in from a long play session. And other times I throw a scoop or two of high-quality protein into their pancakes – this is a treat for mom too!

If you’re looking to add some health into your kids’ diet or need a little extra boost yourself, try this yummy protein pancakes recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops Meal Replacement or Daily Strength vanilla protein powder
  • 1 large very ripe banana
  • 1/8 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Touch of sugar (optional)
  • Mix with milk of choice or water until you get a smooth, semi-thick consistency

Directions

  1. In a medium-size bowl, mash up banana and egg. Then mix in the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, salt, sugar, and protein.
  2. Pour in your water or milk and combine until smooth and pourable but not watery consistency – a little at a time.
  3. Heat an oiled griddle or pan over medium-high heat. Scoop or pour the batter onto the pan or griddle. Brown both sides to preferred doneness.

This is sure to be a filling and a yummy breakfast that you know is also full of muscle-building protein!

Enjoy the bonus points!

Courtney L.