Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hemp Protein and Banana Pancakes

These pancakes were born of combining my love for pancakes with my love for hemp protein powder. I particularly like the one from North Coast Naturals. It mixes readily with other ingredients and is flavor-neutral so never overpowers the taste of the other ingredients.

I bet you could substitute cooked pumpkin or other squash for the banana in this recipe quite easily, if you like.

You will want to have your patience cap on when you make these pancakes.  They take a wee bit longer to cook than a pancake made from a flour batter does.  Just a wee bit, but still, when you are hungry… noticeable.

Hemp Protein and Banana Pancakes

Hemp Protein and Banana Pancakes
Makes 1 serving of 2 pancakes

  • 1/2 ripe banana, mashed
  • 3 Tbs egg white
  • 1 Tbs almond milk
  • 2 Tbs hemp protein powder.
  • dash of cinnamon
  1. Mash half of a ripe banana in a medium bowl.
  2. Add the egg whites and beat with a fork to combine with the mashed banana.
  3. Add the almond milk, hemp protein powder and the cinnamon and stir to combine.
  4. Set a non-stick pan over MEDIUM heat on the stove and when it has warmed up, spoon half of the batter into the pan. Allow to cook until edges are set and bubbles appear throughout, about 4 or 5 minutes.
  5. Flip over and cook the second side for about 3 minutes.
  6. Remove to plate and cover to keep warm while cooking the second pancake in the same manner.
  7. Serve with your favorite toppings.
Per serving, without toppings.
Weight Watchers P+ = 4.
Calories 190; Protein 20g; Carbohydrate 23g; Fat 3g; Fibre 9g.

Printable Recipe

Don't forget about the North Coast Naturals giveaway that is open to Canadian residents until April 3rd, 2014.  You can find the details here on this blog post.  Good Luck to you!


  1. Love the macros on these pancakes, a great balance and tons of protein. :)

  2. Beautiful space here, Elle! Such a lovely dessert. I'm following you now at G+ & Twitter (blackswanst) too. Looking fwd to sharing our love for food! Oh, good luck to your entry in my NuNaturals Giveaway!


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