Banana Walnut Protein Pancakes

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 These Banana Walnut Protein Pancakes come together in a snap. With fresh bananas, Krusteaz Protein Pancake mix and a touch of cinnamon, you'll fall in love with this breakfast.

These Banana Walnut Protein Pancakes come together in a snap. With fresh bananas, Krusteaz Protein Pancake mix and a touch of cinnamon, you’ll fall in love with this breakfast. 

This post is sponsored by Krusteaz. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Walnut Protein Pancakes come together in a snap. With fresh bananas, protein pancake mix a touch of cinnamon and a handful of walnuts, you’ll make these time and time again

Have I ever told you that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day (I mean besides dessert)? I could eat breakfast all day long for any meal of the day. When I go out to eat, my typical go-to breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches, or fried chicken and waffles when I am looking for something really indulgent. Oh, and of course a side of potatoes. But this is certainly not my everyday life.

In the past few months I’ve started working with a personal trainer and part of that routine meant introducing more protein into my daily breakfast routine. Eating a healthy breakfast is such an important part of the day!

These Banana Walnut Protein Pancakes come together in a snap. With fresh bananas, Krusteaz Protein Pancake mix and a touch of cinnamon, you'll fall in love with this breakfast.

When Krusteaz asked me to make a recipe with their new Protein Pancake Mix, I was certainly excited to see what I could come up with. After the first time I made these Banana Walnut Protein Pancakes, I never looked back!

I’ve made these nearly a dozen times since I first tried them. They have freshly smashed banana, almond milk, cinnamon, a touch of vanilla and plenty of crushed walnuts. We’ve always been huge fans of Krusteaz buttermilk waffle and pancake mixes, and usually have them on hand for when the craving hits.

Now that Krusteaz has introduced a protein buttermilk pancake mix, it will probably replace our old ones. Using the base recipe, all you need is the pancake mix and water. In fact, as is, each serving is 13g of protein. Or you can do what I did and make this pancake your own by adding your favorite flavors and add ins like nuts, chocolate chips or fruit.

These Banana Walnut Protein Pancakes come together in a snap. With fresh bananas, Krusteaz Protein Pancake mix and a touch of cinnamon, you'll fall in love with this breakfast.

It’s easy for pancakes to get out of hand quickly, so it was important to me to keep it more healthy with pancakes. I chose to skip the eggs and instead used bananas and some almond milk instead of water. To increase the flavor, I added some cinnamon and a touch of vanilla.

Now my fiancé doesn’t really love nuts, so instead of walnuts, he dressed up his pancakes with mini chocolate chips instead. Who can blame him? I’m willing to admit that we’ve had a craving for this at 9pm at night on an occasion or two, and you better believe we busted out some pancakes real quick.

These Banana Walnut Protein Pancakes come together in a snap. With fresh bananas, Krusteaz Protein Pancake mix and a touch of cinnamon, you'll fall in love with this breakfast.

These Banana Walnut Protein Pancakes come together in a snap. With fresh bananas, Krusteaz Protein Pancake mix and a touch of cinnamon, you'll fall in love with this breakfast.

I’ve even made a double batch of these Banana Walnut Pancakes and kept them in the fridge to enjoy throughout the week. They make a great mid-morning snack. I don’t feel guilty about these pancakes because I know I am getting my protein to power through my day and a little bit of fruit as well. Plus, this pancake mix is free of partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.

My recipe only makes 4 pancakes which is perfect for the two of us, but it’s easy to increase the yield of the recipe according to the instructions on the box. You’ll add another banana, more cinnamon and use the equivalent amount of almond milk.

Walnut Protein Pancakes come together in a snap. With fresh bananas, protein pancake mix a touch of cinnamon and a handful of walnuts, you’ll make these time and time again

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Walnut Protein Pancakes come together in a snap. With fresh bananas, protein pancake mix a touch of cinnamon and a handful of walnuts, you’ll make these time and time again

Banana Walnut Protein Pancakes

  • Author: Beyond Frosting
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 3-4 min
  • Total Time: 1 minute
  • Yield: 4 pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana, smashed
  • 1 cup Krusteaz Buttermilk Protein Pancake Mix
  • 2/3 cup almond milk (or cow’s milk or water)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup walnuts, crushed

Instructions

  1. Mash the banana with a fork until smooth and there are no large pieces left.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine protein pancake mix, almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, bananas and walnuts, and stir with a spatula or whisk to combine.
  3. Heat a small non-stick skillet on medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.
  4. Scoop 1/3 cup of pancake batter and pour into pan slowly. The batter will be thick so you may need to spread with a spoon. 
  5. Griddle pancakes for 1 ¾ -2 minutes per side.
  6. Serve with warm maple syrup and additional bananas or walnuts.

Notes

  • To increase this recipe, use 1 banana per cup of Krusteaz mix, and follow the instructions for the liquid ingredients on the box. Add additional nuts and cinnamon to taste.
  • These can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  • Category: breakfast
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11 Responses
  1. D Dell

    I don’t think I’ve stared at a photo for that long in a long time! Yum! I am definitely trying these and will use my sugar-free syrup and Applegate chicken maple sausage links with them!

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