Looking to ramp up your protein intake without clocking up the calories?
These delicious banana pecan protein pancakes make the perfect protein-packed treat for breakfast or just a snack, minus the guilt.
Makes: 8 pancakes
- 4 tbsp. Almond Butter (smooth)
- 2 tsp. cocoa powder
- Squeeze Sugar-Free Syrup maple flavour
- Dash (approx. 50ml) milk
- 1 banana (sliced)
- Handful pecans (toasted)
1. Put a little coconut oil into a pan and put on a medium to high heat.
2. Whisk the pancake mix with the milk and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
3. Next, pancake by pancake, pour the batter into the pan, flipping after around 60 seconds.
Tip: For a super-thick pancake, once you’ve poured pancake batter into the pan, wait around 30 seconds and pour a little more batter on top
For the chocolate sauce:
1. To make the gooey chocolate sauce, whisk the almond butter, cocoa powder and sugar-free syrup together and slowly add milk until it becomes pourable (but still thick).
2. Once the pancakes are cooked, stack them up with banana slices and pecans between then pour your heavenly chocolate sauce over the lot.
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Jennifer Blow is our UKVRN Registered Associate Nutritionist – the UK’s register of competent and qualified nutrition professionals. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.
Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.
Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.
In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.