Healthy 5-Ingredient Flourless Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
No-Flour Power!Change your breakfast plans, because you need to make this recipe ASAP. Not only does it taste like a sweet and decadent dream, but it's also exploding with fruit flavor and filling protein. Bonus? Only five ingredients, and flour isn't one of 'em...
Cook: 10 minutes
1/3 cup mashed extra-ripe banana (about half a medium banana)
1/4 cup (about 2 large) egg whites
1/4 cup vanilla protein powder with about 100 calories per serving (like the kind by Tera's Whey)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. mini (or chopped) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Optional toppings: sliced banana, lite pancake syrup
In a medium-large bowl, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips. Whisk until mostly uniform. (Batter will be thin. And don't worry if it isn’t completely uniform; any bits of protein powder will break up while the batter cooks.)
Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-low heat. Add half of the batter to form two medium pancakes. Sprinkle with half of the chocolate chips. Cook until pancakes begin to bubble and are solid enough to flip, 1 - 2 minutes.
Gently flip, and cook until both sides are lightly browned and the inside is cooked through, about 1 minute.
Plate your pancakes. Remove skillet from heat, re-spray, and return to medium-low heat.
Repeat with remaining batter and chips to make two more pancakes. (Keep an eye on 'em… They'll likely cook faster than the first two.)
MAKES 1 SERVING
Gluten FYI: Most protein powder is free of gluten, but check the ingredients list if you're avoiding it.
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