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Everyday Protein Pancakes that Taste Like Dessert

Everyday Protein Pancakes that Taste Like Dessert

Listen up breakfast skippers! Although a cup of coffee might be all you can stomach when your day starts at 6am, our bodies actually need protein in order begin feeling alert. Protein kick starts the amino acids in your brain that helps it to function, focus and produce neurotransmitters. Studies have even shown that breakfast skippers show more brain activity in parts of the brain associated with hunger and food motivation compared to those who ate a high protein breakfast

The fact is, you need something good to put in your body at the beginning of a long day. So why not make it something delicious like pancakes?

Listen up breakfast skippers! Although a cup of coffee might be all you can stomach when your day starts at 6am, our bodies actually need protein in order begin feeling alert. Protein kick starts the amino acids in your brain that helps it to function, focus and produce neurotransmitters. Studies have even shown that breakfast skippers show more brain activity in parts of the brain associated with hunger and food motivation compared to those who ate a high protein breakfast

The fact is, you need something good to put in your body at the beginning of a long day. So why not make it something delicious like pancakes? Protein doesn’t have to be boring; start making breakfast fun again. Here is a tried and true recipe for vegan banana protein pancakes from Vega Sport protein.

Ingredients

1 large banana, mashed

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, rice etc.)

1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour

1 serving vanilla Protein Powder

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp cinnamon

1 Tbsp coconut oil

Optional Toppings: Banana slices, chopped nuts, maple or agave syrup (or all three!)

Preparation

  1. Whisk together non-dairy milk, mashed banana and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix remaining dry ingredients.
  3. Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet, mix until just combined. Add more non-dairy milk if batter appears too thick.
  4. Melt coconut oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat, or use a griddle.
  5. Add a quarter cup of the batter into the pan. Flip once bubbles have formed and popped (approximately 2 minutes per side).
  6. Top with fresh fruit, nuts, or syrup and enjoy!

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