banana protein pancakes

Enjoy a Protein-Packed Breakfast With These Banana Pancakes

By Chelsea Frank

What pairs best with a tough morning workout? A big, delicious breakfast — especially in the form of a stack of pancakes. Whether they serve as your main course or as part of a larger meal, our banana protein pancakes deliver serious nutrients and flavor.

Unlike store-bought flapjacks, our recipe features wholesome ingredients that you simply blend up and enjoy in the warmth of one of our all-time favorite breakfast foods. Because why not give your body what it needs while giving your taste buds what they truly want?

Get over 20 grams of premium, muscle-building protein in each scoop of LADDER Whey or Plant Protein.


banana protein pancakes

Banana Protein Pancake Recipe

Prep time: 9 minutes
Cook time: 32 minutes

Total time: 41 minutes


  • ¼ cup unsalted walnut halves, divided use
  • 1 cup dry rolled oats
  • 1½ scoops LADDER Whey or Plant Protein - Chocolate
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large ripe bananas, divided use
  • ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup fresh (or frozen) blackberries, divided use
  • 2 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. pure maple syrup, divided use
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp. all-natural peanut butter, divided use


  • Chop walnuts into small pieces; set aside.
  • Add oats, protein powder, eggs, 2 bananas, almond milk, baking powder, and cinnamon to blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; lightly coat with spray.
  • Add 3 Tbsp. batter at a time; use the back of the spoon to spread batter into a 4-inch pancake. When bubbles begin to form after 1 to 2 minutes, carefully flip. Repeat with remaining batter to make 16 pancakes.
  • Slice remaining 1 banana into ¼-inch thick rounds.
  • Stack four pancakes on each of four serving plates; top evenly with ¼ of the banana slices and ¼ cup blackberries. Drizzle with 2 tsp. maple syrup and 1 tsp. peanut butter each. Sprinkle each evenly with ¼ of the walnuts. Serve immediately.

Nutrition tips

  • To make this recipe vegan, make a flax "egg" with 1 Tbsp. ground flax seeds and 3 Tbsp. water per egg. Stir and let sit for 15 minutes in the refrigerator until a thick gelatinous clump forms. Use in place of the eggs in this recipe.
  • Use the back of a round tablespoon to spread the batter into a circle on the pan. Use a silicone spatula to easily flip pancakes.
  • If the batter is too thick, add 1 Tbsp. almond milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • To make this recipe peanut-free, substitute almond butter or sunflower seed butter.


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

banana protein pancakes nutrition facts | banana protein pancakes

Our banana protein pancake is full of delectable, yet hearty ingredients that'll get your day started with a bang. Sweetened with potassium-rich bananas, spiced with yummy cinnamon, and topped with fresh fruit, this recipe puts all other pancakes to shame!

Dry rolled oats contribute to this recipe's 9 grams of fiber, while all-natural peanut butter, and walnuts supply a great dose of heart-healthy fats. Studies even show that eating walnuts may help improve cognitive function.

But the real star of this breakfast show is our LADDER protein. Whether you reach for LADDER Whey or Plant Protein, you'll get over 20 grams of protein in each scoop, as well as amino acids to help repair muscles and support your athletic performance. They also include tart cherry, which helps to reduce exercise-induced soreness after your workouts. And you thought this was just any ordinary pancake? Think again!


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