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.
- 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
- In a medium-size bowl, mash up banana and egg. Then mix in the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, salt, sugar, and protein.
- Pour in your water or milk and combine until smooth and pourable but not watery consistency – a little at a time.
- 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!