Banana Buckwheat Protein Pancakes are naturally gluten-free and 100% whole grain – a perfect breakfast any day of the week.
Certain foods will always remind me of my mother and buckwheat is one of them. More specifically, buckwheat pancakes. While my friends were enjoying chocolate chip pancakes and Belgium waffles every weekend, we were most likely eating buckwheat pancakes, steel cut oats or cream of wheat.
Now that I have kids of my own, I can’t tell you how grateful I am that my mother taught us to appreciate whole foods with texture and flavor. Traditional pancakes made with white flour not only lack vitamins and nutrients but they are essentially all sugar which means you will be craving more sugar (read: more pancakes and syrup) even after eating a giant stack.
Made with Bob’s Red Mill Organic Creamy Buckwheat Hot Cereal and Whey Protein, these mouth-watering Banana Buckwheat Protein Pancakes are naturally gluten-free and 100% whole grain. Each serving is packed with over 17g protein to give you long-lasting energy and help avoid the usual post-pancake sugar crash.
My husband loves drizzling them with a little pure maple syrup but I thought they were sweet enough on their own thanks to super-ripe bananas in the batter. Serve with fresh berries or extra bananas and you’re good to go.
Your fork is waiting.
Banana Whey Protein Pancakes
- 4 eggs
- 2 ripe bananas (peeled)
- ½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Whey Protein Powder
- ½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Creamy Buckwheat Hot Cereal
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- fresh berries and pure maple syrup to serve – optional
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and puree until batter is smooth.
- Pre-heat griddle or non-stick pan over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
- Pour batter on to pan, 1/4 cup at a time, and heat until bubbles begin to form – about 1-2 minutes. Flip and brown the other side, cooking for another minute or two.
- Continue with remaining batter.
- Serve with fresh berries and pure maple syrup if you wish.
Could you use any protein powder?
I’ll take the nutty flavor of buckwheat pancakes over plain AP flour pancakes any day! Bonus that they’re extra nutritious.
I agree- buckwheat has so much more flavor!!
I love finding easy gluten free recipes. We are going to have breakfast for dinner today since I found this recipe! Do you think you can use this batter in a waffle maker?
I’ve never tried it so I can’t say but let me know if you do!!
I haven’t found the ingredients yet my local food store seems to have all of Bob’s Red Mill products except the buckwheat… I’ll go to Whole Foods if the snow ever stops! And will let you know how they turn out.
Ok I hope you love them!
I am a huge pancake fan and can’t wait to try this healthier version! Love the addition of bananas, too!
Thank you so much Jessica!
Liz, your timing on this one is absolutely perfect. I just made some chai-chocolate-flavored buckwheat cereal this morning that didn’t fly – neither of us can do cloves for breakfast. So I needed a recipe for using the cereal, and you came through with something both of us will enjoy. Thank you for that. And I just read your answer about pouring the batter from a blender. I get my Blendtec today, so I think I’ll try making my pancakes in it rather than in the usual, old-fashioned bowl. Really looking forward to trying these.
Oh I hope you love it Susan!! The timing is perfect!
Finally got to make these this morning. I was betting on the simplicity of making these with my new blender, because we had a commitment this morning. Simple, quick, tasty. I served them with butter and Diddle Dee jam (the jam is from the Falkland Islands, and supposedly eating it will make certain that you get to visit again). I came out with an odd number of pancakes, because I just eyeballed what I poured out. My husband loved these, too, so they will make a pretty regular appearance for breakfast now. I am loving the blender (I got a Designer 675), perhaps especially the clean cycle…
I’m so glad you loved them!!!
I didn’t know Bobs Red Mill made Whey protein? Unfortunately whey protein upsets my stomach now a days, but I will definitely try it with my proteins that works for me. Thanks for sharing…Looks delicious as always!
They have other types of protein too – check it out!! Enjoy girl!
I’m kind of picky about my pancakes because I want some protein in the morning and these pancakes have all the bases covered…including gorgeous and delicious!
Thank you so much Marly!! Appreciate your sweet words!
Yummy!! Those look delish!!
These look so light and fluffy, but I love how nutrients-dense they are. Can’t wait to try!
I hope you love them Dani!
Wow, these look so absolutely delicious, definitely need to try buckwheat as I never have! You’re always introducing me to cool ingredients :)
Aww I’m so glad!! I hope you try them!
These look amazing! We LOVE pancakes at our house! What a creative idea :D
My boys could eat pancakes morning noon and night!
I’m laughing because my daughter is right next to me crying for raspberries as she is looking at the photos. We just ran out at dinner time.
I’m drooling over the pancakes.
AWww I’m sorry!!! I hope you get more raspberries soon!!
I could have these for breakfast every day!
Thanks so much Gaby!