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Banana Whey Protein Pancakes

    Banana Buckwheat Protein Pancakes are naturally gluten-free and 100% whole grain – a perfect breakfast any day of the week.

    Banana Buckwheat Protein Pancakes (Gluten Free) - The Lemon Bowl

    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.

    Mom and Sissies

    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.

    Bob's Red Mill Creamy Buckwheat Cereal - The Lemon Bowl

    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.

    Buckwheat Protein Pancakes - The Lemon Bowl

    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.

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    Banana Buckwheat Protein Pancakes (Gluten Free) - The Lemon Bowl

    Banana Whey Protein Pancakes

    4.58 stars average
    Banana Buckwheat Protein Pancakes are naturally gluten free and 100% whole grain.
    PREP: 5 mins
    COOK: 12 mins
    TOTAL: 17 mins
    Servings: 4



    • 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.


    serving size is 4 pancakes


    Calories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 29.8gProtein: 17gFat: 5.4gSaturated Fat: 1.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.1gCholesterol: 200mgSodium: 139mgFiber: 3.2gSugar: 7.7g

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    1. These sound and look awesome. But are the measurements of ingredients and/or servings correct? Does 1/2 cup Cream of Wheat cereal & 1/2 cup protein powder really make 48 pancakes (12 servings of 4 pancakes each)?

    2. You know what? I’m not sure I’ve ever had buckwheat before! But I can tell I’d love these pancakes and I’m sure my family would, too. I need to pick up a bag of the buckwheat and get to it! :)

    3. My husband is a pancake fanatic, like can eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner — any day. I love that he loves them so much, but I don’t love that they aren’t great for us, pancakes every day for me, not really an option. I feel like this could be something we would both love! They look fantastic!

    4. Cream of Wheat reminds me of my childhood breakfasts lol. You are a lucky girl to have a mom who was way ahead of the healthy breakfast game! These pancakes look awesome. Your photos rock!

      I always add smashed banana to pancakes it seems, it adds just enough sweetness to eat them as is!

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