A friend of mine has been trying out healthy, protein-filled recipes lately, and shared this one with me because of my undying love for bananas and pancakes. (I eat at least one banana every single day, without fail.)

I ended up changing a few ingredients to make it my own, but the final product was too good to keep to myself.

This minimal-ingredient, super simple recipe is perfect for quickly filling your belly on mornings when you have a little bit of extra time, but not the entire day to be cooking.


  • 2 bananas
  • 1 c. oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • (optional) any type of nut butter/sunflower butter
  • (optional) chocolate chips, blueberries, or strawberries


  1. Lightly grease and heat skillet or pan on low
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients until viscous
  3. Spoon heaps of mixture onto skillet
  4. Gently flatten with the back of spoon
  5. Flip when pancakes no longer fall apart

To finish: spread some peanut, almond, sunflower, or what-have-you butter onto your pancakes, and sprinkle with chocolate chips or fruit to add even more sweetness. Enjoy!