First Foodie Friday- Protein Pancake Edition

For those of you who do not know me well, my name is Natalie and I am a group instructor,  personal trainer, powerlifter, and competitive CrossFitter (keep in mind I am not a great CrossFitter, I am simply a CrossFitter who does competitions).  Outside of the gym, my absolute favorite thing to do is cook.  This is not the best hobby for a fitness professional to have, but I thoroughly enjoy it!  To make this hobby a little less detrimental to my profession and waistline, I have set out to find ways to make delicious protein and fitness focused meals for people who work crazy schedules.

Every Friday, I will be posting here with a new or super delicious recipe that you can try to help you towards your fitness goals or just to try something new!

The first recipe is a tried and true favorite of mine, The Protein Pancake.  These can be refrigerated and warmed up in the microwave and are great for post workout meals or on-the-go breakfasts.

Protein Pancake Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (this is a great way to use old spotty brown bananas)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 scoop Whey Protein powder, any flavor (I use Optimum Nutrition vanilla)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray, I use Trader Joe's Coconut Oil Spray but any type will work
  • Desired toppings (coconut flakes, fruit, chocolate chips, whipped cream, syrup, etc)


  1. Smash up banana in bowl with a fork, it is okay is some smaller chunks remain.
  2. Add egg and vanilla to banana, mix well.
  3. Gradually add protein powder while mixing.  Make sure there are no chunks of protein powder remaining.
  4. Place nonstick skillet over medium heat and let warm up.  Spray generously with nonstick spray and ladle ~1/4c pancake batter per pancake.
  5. Cook until bubbles start to form (roughly 2min), spray top with cooking spray and flip.
  6. Cook other side until done (roughly 1min).
  7. Top with favorite pancake toppings and serve while warm!

Let me know what you think or ask any questions in the comment section below!

Macros of 1 batch with no toppings:

Carbs=32.5g, Protein=31.3g, Fat=7.4g