These are so great.  The picture is a bit deceiving – they’re more like crepes with their flat, fun, chewy texture, which I don’t mind at all.  I love me some crepes.  (You can make them significantly fluffier by separating the eggs and beating the egg whites until frothy and then folding the egg whites into the well-mixed remaining ingredients, but we like it as is.)

The basic recipe is way easy.  Just mash up a banana and add two eggs, stir, and make you some pancakes.  But I’ve dolled it up for extra oomph and doubled the recipe because these will go fast! 🙂

 

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas

  • 4 eggs (or 2 eggs and ½ cup egg whites)

  • 1 scoop (¼ cup) of Jay Robb’s Protein Powder (lactose-intolerant people can use the Egg White protein powder, but if you aren’t lactose intolerant go for the Whey because it has “whey” more protein – see what I did there?)

  • 2 Tbsp. Salba/Savia or other brand of ground chia seeds

  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon

  • 2 – 5 packets Stevia depending on taste

  • ½ to 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

(You can easily add other healthy what-nots, or even berries!  It’s pretty hard to mess this recipe up.  If you add too many dry things you may need to add another egg or two to get the batter runny again, or you’ll need to tweak your cooking time.)

Directions

  1. Mash the bananas well in a medium-sized bowl.

  2. Add eggs and stir until well-incorporated.

  3. Stir in protein powder. Make sure everything is well-mixed before adding the vanilla extract or the vanilla will clump in the protein powder and be more difficult to distribute.

  4. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, and sweetener (and any other optional ingredients) and stir well.

  5. (A hand blender is GREAT for incorporating all those separate little clumps of banana and egg.)

  6. In a skillet sprayed with coconut oil spray and heated over a low-medium heat, spoon small cakes into the skillet, about three for a medium-sized skillet. You can, of course, make larger ones, but the smaller ones are fun and easy to carry for a snack.  With a runny batter like this, you should only need about 1 minute or so on each side to cook.  You can tweak