You'll Want to Start Every Morning With These Banana Nut Protein Pancakes

You'll Want to Start Every Morning With These Banana Nut Protein Pancakes

Looking for a tasty, high-protein breakfast to help rebuild muscle after a killer leg day? There’s more on the menu than protein shakes or a plate full of scrambled egg whites (yummy as those can be). In fact, you can have your (pan)cake and eat it, too — and chip away at a huge chunk of your daily protein requirement.

This healthier banana nut protein pancakes recipe, created by Chef and Food Stylist Megan Mitchell, serves up that classic banana-nut flavor — hold the excess sugar you’d get from a short stack at a diner. In 10 minutes flat, you’ll have yourself a sweet, decadent breakfast that offers a whole lot more in the nutrition department, too.

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Banana Nut Protein Pancakes Ingredients

  • 1 large banana
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 scoop Ladder Vanilla Plant Protein
  • ¼ cup dry rolled oats
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 Tbsp. walnuts, unsalted
  • 2 tsp. pure maple syrup

This quick and easy breakfast recipe boasts 39 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber to keep you satisfied until lunchtime. Where does all that protein come from? First, the two large eggswalnuts, and rolled oats supply 18 grams. The remaining 21 grams come from our vanilla Ladder Plant Protein, made from pea and pumpkin protein. One scoop of this vegan protein powder also provides a healthy dose of digestive enzymes and specific probiotic strains to help your body make the most of every gram of protein.

To sweeten things up, this recipe calls for a large banana and a touch of pure maple syrup — because you can’t have pancakes without the real deal. (Heads-up: Maple-flavored syrup often contains sugar or high-fructose corn syrup plus artificial maple flavor.)

To add a little crunch, we suggest sprinkling your pancakes with chopped walnuts right before serving. Go ahead and add a dash of cinnamon if you’re feeling spicy.

Looking for more healthy banana recipes? Try our healthier chocolate chip banana bread!

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5 from 2 votes

Banana Nut Protein Pancakes

Go nuts with our banana nut protein pancakes that make for a quick, easy, and protein-packed breakfast!

Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 545 kcal


  • 1 large banana
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 scoop Ladder Vanilla Plant Protein
  • ¼ cup dry rolled oats
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 Tbsp. walnuts, unsalted
  • 2 tsp. pure maple syrup


  1. Add banana, eggs, Ladder Plant Protein, and oats to a blender; cover. Blend until smooth; set aside.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; lightly coat with spray.

  3. Pour ½ banana mixture into skillet; cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip; cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove pancake to a serving plate; repeat with remaining ½ of batter.

  4. Top pancakes with walnuts and maple syrup. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Nut Protein Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 545 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 372mg124%
Sodium 595mg26%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 39g78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photography by Anguel Dimov, AB Creative

Recipe by Megan Mitchell

Nicole McDermott


After graduating from Syracuse where Nicole studied magazine journalism and nutrition, she moved to New York City to write for the health and fitness site Greatist. She currently edits full time for Ghergich & Co. Nicole's work has appeared on TIME Healthland, Shape, USA Today, Men's Fitness, The Huffington Post, Refinery29 and Lifehacker, among others. Follow her on LinkedIn.