Hey guys, anyone want pancakes for breakfast?
Or lunch, or dinner, or even (my favorite) pancakes for dessert! I’m the type of person who doesn’t discriminate foods based on what mealtime category they fall into. I’ll mix and match what I like and eat any kind of food anytime of day. In fact, as I’m typing out this post I’m thinking about how good veggies sound for breakfast so I’ll probably go for something savory this morning. But pancakes, now pancakes are definitely a great example of a food that works well anytime of the day.
Also, I know I know I’ve emphasized my peanut butter affair over and over, but it’s been legit recently. All time high obsession! You get the point, I was focused on the peanut butter. So because of that the pancakes themselves actually have powdered peanut butter in them to give them their nutter-buttery-ness (<- I’m going to copyright this term, YES!) but also keep them light.
Alright, and now we get into the toppings! Does anyone else get overwhelmed if they let their creativity run wild in this kind of thing? Maybe that’s just me. It’s just that there are endless possibilities! Some kind of nut butter is a no-brainer of course, and then you can add any kind of fruit, nuts, syrups, granola, chocolate, and then top it off with yogurt or whipped cream. The pictured pancakes were topped with some peanut butter, banana, vanilla coconut yogurt, and a quick sauce of some extra powdered peanut butter for good measure.
Most of the time though, I’ll go straight for the berries and double or triple up the yogurt on the side, in a bowl, with some granola on top. Haha, so basically my favorite way to eat pancakes in reality looks like a huge mess, but it tastes amazing! That’s what counts, right?
No matter how or when you like your pancakes, these are probably my favorites right now, but I won’t sit around trying to convince you all day. Try them out and let see for yourself and don’t forget to let me know what you think in the comments and even share a picture on your socials. I’d love to know what you like to add to yours!
Peanut Butter Banana Protein Pancakes
- 1/2 medium banana about 1/4 cup, mashed
- 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or whole wheat
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- pinch of sea salt
Whisk together the vinegar, mashed banana, and almond milk in a small mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients, salt, baking powder, pb powder, and flour.
Combine the wet with the dry and fold together gently until you have a nicely thick pancake batter, but don't over mix. If possible, allow the batter to rest for about 5 minutes.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat and grease lightly with oil if desired. Pour the batter into desired size pancakes and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Remove and top with any desired toppings and enjoy!