Ah, Southern California… I just finished a beautiful six a.m. hike with my friend Mary, and when I got home, I was hungry.
I wanted something hearty and satisfying without being overly indulgent and these Peanut Butter Performance Pancakes were exactly what the doctor ordered.
I call them “performance” pancakes because they are packed with energy and make for a great pre OR post workout meal. Because I prefer to workout first thing in the morning, rarely do I eat a full meal before a workout, so these were post workout for me.
What I love about them is that they are a real rib-sticker, they stay with you for a while (which I guess is no surprise once you look at the ingredient list). If I had to label them with just one word it would have to be hearty, they are definitely hearty.
Ultimately, they are really just a bowl of oatmeal in pancake form. I mean really, look at the ingredients; oatmeal, egg whites, peanut butter and bananas. Everything that I would throw into a bowl of oats just made into a pancake. It’s funny how you can take the same exact ingredients, cook them up a little differently and end up with a completely different meal. So fun:).
I make this recipe into one big pancake, but you could make it into two. And I suppose that if you weren’t super hungry this could easily serve two people (but since technically, I am two people right now, I ate the whole entire thing!
Peanut Butter Performance Pancakes
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup egg whites 4 egg whites
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon
- maple syrup
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 banana quartered and sliced
- Cooking spray
- Combine oats, baking powder, egg whites, peanut butter, syrup, and cinnamon in a blender and mix until you have a batter. Stir in your banana pieces.
- Coat a non-stick pan with cooking spray and heat over a medium heat. Pour pancake patter into the pan (the batter may be a little runny around the edges, so using a rubber spatula, gently pull the runny edges towards the center of the pancake).
- Once the pancakes firms and sets (this will take two or three minutes) flip and cook for another minute or so or until cooked through. Enjoy!