Protein Packed Oatmeal Banana Pancakes are a healthy, filling breakfast with 20 grams of protein. Made with natural ingredients and really tasty.
Protein Packed Oatmeal Banana Pancakes are a staple in our house since they easy to make, really filling, and healthy. Plus they freeze great so I usually keep some stored away for quick breakfasts on the go.
Pancakes are one of my favorite things to enjoy for breakfast but often I am hungry an hour later since most pancakes don't offer much in terms of protein. Luckily these banana oatmeal pancakes are packed with protein from two secret ingredients - cottage cheese and egg whites. Don't worry if you don't like cottage cheese, you won't even be able to tell it's in there but it adds some much needed protein that will keep you energized all morning. The bananas add all the sweetness you need and they taste great topped with nut butter, fresh fruit, maple syrup, or a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
Since we could all use more time in the morning, I love the idea of having homemade, good for you options at your finger tips. With that in mind, I always make a double or triple batch of these pancakes and freeze the extras. I have found the best way to freeze pancakes is to first let them cool completely. Then once they are cooled, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet or piece of parchment paper. Place them in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Once they are mostly frozen, you can store them in a freezer bag or container. Then just pop them in the toaster to reheat. The microwave also works, but I prefer the consistency you get from the toaster.
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