These Barely Banana Protein Pancakes are made with just 4 simple ingredients. They’re a kid-friendly breakfast or snack recipe that can be made quickly in the blender!
Note- I was provided a free copy of this cookbook. All opinions are my own.
I have a special treat for you guys today (Be sure to read the whole post!) If you’ve been paying attention in my toddler meals posts, you probably know that we’re breakfast creatures of habit around here. Now, I’m totally fine with that, but it is fun to change things up every once and a while. So when my friend and fellow RD Katie from Mom’s Kitchen Handbook reached out to me to check out her new cookbook, I jumped at the chance when I realized it was ALL ABOUT BREAKFAST!
Rise And Shine: Better Breakfasts for Busy Moms (affiliate link) is packed with 75 super easy breakfast recipes that all sound phenomenal. In this digital world, it’s been a while since I looked through a physical cookbook but I definitely spent some time tagging some recipes to try in this one.
A few that immediately caught my eye were:
Photo Credit: Erin Scott
PB Waffle Iron Sandwich
Milk & Cereal Bars
A Green Smoothie (even the kids will love)
Actually I pretty much wanted to try all of them, so huge congrats to Katie for writing such a phenomenal cookbook….but these Barely Banana Protein Pancakes were the first recipe I tried. And they were a huge hit! They’re similar to my Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes but with a little bit different twist.
Squish and I both loved them and Katie’s been kind enough to let me share the recipe with you guys!
Here’s how you make them:Print
Barely Banana Protein Pancakes
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oats
- 1 1/3 cup cottage cheese
- 1 small ripe banana
- oil or butter for greasing skillet
- blueberries for topping, optional
- Combine eggs, oats, cottage and banana in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a greased skillet and cook like regular pancakes.
- (I made about 18 silver dollar sized pancakes)
I added some cinnamon to mine…and instead of syrup, I just defrosted some frozen blueberries and smashed them up to make a sauce!
Now, did you note that these pancakes require a blender? Well here’s the good news. We have a blender to give away to one of you! And not just any blender….A Nutri Ninja!
A little more about the blender:
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Feeling lucky? Enter below! One lucky winner will win a copy of the Rise & Shine Breakfast Cookbook and a Ninja Blender System!
Just leave a comment below and tell us your ultimate go-to breakfast for busy mornings!
Giveaway is open to continental US Residents only. Giveaway ends Wednesday September 14, 2016 at 11:59PM EST. Winner will be picked using random.org.
To grab your copy of Rise and Shine OR Katie’s other fabulous cookbook Best Lunch Box Ever, check out her site for details.
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Best busy day beak fast- plain Greek yogurt, banana and peanut butter
Mine is plain Greek Yogurt with Granola or nuts and fruit. It’s easy to grab as I’m heading out the door and keeps me full until lunch!
This recipe will break me out of my breakfast rut
Amanda Hernandez says
For busy mornings, I love overnight oats!
I often eat Peanut Butter and Banana on Whole Wheat toast. Quick, easy and delicious!
Dietitian Jess says
Overnight oats are pretty much my lifeline during the work week- delicious and easy!
I try plan in advance for busy mornings with overnight oats, or re-heated steel cut oats. Don’t think I will ever tire of oatmeal!
Overnight oats or a bowl of cereal are my go-to morning breakfasts.
I pull out a banana muffin from the freezer and head out the door. Thank goodness for food prepping.
My quick morning go to breakfast is a berry spinach smoothie! I would love to check out her cookbook for some new recipes!
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says
These would be a huge hit with my kids and so easy. Thanks for the idea!
Jessica M says
My ultimate go-to breakfast for busy mornings is a delicious bowls of hot cereal with all my favorite additions! I mix a serving of Bob’s Red Mill 10-grain hot cereal with unsweetned almond milk, chia seeds, flax, and a mashed banana and then microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. I mix in 1/2 tbs each cocoa powder, protein powder, peanut flour, plus a small amount of cinnamon. Last, I swirl in 1/2 tbs of creamy all-natural peanut butter. It’s like a guilt-free peanut butter cup!! It doesn’t sound like a busy morning breakfast, but I have made this so often now that I have everything done to a science… I’ve gotten pretty fast at this!
ANNE BEER says
I LOVE A PROTEIN SHAKE WHEN I’M IN A RUSH, THIS PRIZE WOULD COME IN REAL HANDY FOR EVERY MEAL. THANKS FOR SHARING THE PANCAKE RECIPE LOOKS YUMMY!!
My old roommate turned me onto homemade egg&cheese sandwiches using a microwaved scrambled egg that fits perfectly on an English muffin, or toast, whatever we have on hand. Life with babies and going back to work has led to lots of smoothies with chia & oatmeal to help boost milk production, though!
Cereal is my favorite go-to breakfast during the week. Sometimes on the weekend I will make a quiche and each during the week, but it’s usually cereal. These pancakes look delicious!
Michelle prz. says
I love homemade egg, Canadian bacon, cheese and whole grain muffin sandwiches.
Alexandria Hardy RDN LDN says
We make breakfast burritos and freeze them for the ultimate healthy, delicious, portable breakfast. With a toddler and a baby due next week, I would love this cookbook and NINJA to make mornings that much easier 🙂
Smoothies are my favorite go to breakfast on busy mornings. As long as I add protein powder, they keep me full for a few hours!
Sonya bukheimer says
I make and double your no bake granola bars, wrap indiidually and freeze on the weekend. Then have one granola bar and a hard boiled egg for breakfast. I substitute chopped almonds for rice Chex.
Jordan K says
Overnight oats are always great for on the go mornings!
Oats!! Topped with crunchy nuts and cranberries
Amy Dougan says
Yogurt and berries!
Corrine Harris says
I love a green smoothie for quick mornings. They are nutritious, quick to make, and yummy!
Holly H. says
Definitely some overnight oats or a smoothie! Totally quick and easy!
Heather Mason says
On busy mornings I’m a cereal with fruit girl. But I love pancakes!! This version looks awesome, can’t wait to try.
Go to breakfast — tater tot egg muffin. Also great for lunch and dinner!!
Usually a protein shake right after working out (which is early morning) and 2 eggs on the run. I always have your Quinoa Breakfast bars in the freezer and grab one if I don’t have any eggs made in advance.
I always go for a smoothie!
Egg muffins with peppers, onions, and cheese!
I always try to get my breakfast the night before and prepare overnight oats. If I forget to do that then I’ll have toast with peanut butter and a banana or I keep homemade pancakes in the freezer.
Um…that photo of squish? The cutest. Thank you for featuring my book!
anastacia mosher-arnold says
My go to busy morning breakfast is a banana, one of my single serve almond butter packets, and a handful of almonds. Mostly because I can eat them in the car.
Kaci Cheeseman says
My go-to is what I call the #BOSS (big ‘ole smoothie/shake)! I blend frozen fruit or frozen yam, almond-coconut milk, protein powder/PB2, ice, matcha powder, and different extracts to change up the flavors.
I have a tub of cottage cheese in my fridge that needs to be used before it expires, and I think this is the perfect recipe!
Busy mornings are either leftover thawed frozen pancakes smeared with homemade nut butter OR a banana coffee smoothie with ground chia, oat bran, and nut milk! Often our ‘cakes are of the banana-egg-oat variety, but never yet with cottage cheese — great idea. Thanks, and cheers!
kristy garcia says
my go to is an apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter , and if I feel super hungry I will add in half a banana and a handful of walnuts……yum
Amanda Cohen says
Overnight oats! I make all sorts of versions but my go-to lately has been peanut butter and jelly. So I combine oats, almond milk, greek yogurt, nut butter and fruit preserves.
For busy mornings I love smoothies! I usually have almond milk, vanilla protein powder, cocoa powder, PB powder and frozen bananas.
For busy mornings I like doing a yogurt bowl made of greek yogurt, fruit and some oats to eat in the car. With coffee of course!
I make a smoothie almost every morning! I usually pair it with peanut butter toast. Quick, easy and yum!
dixya @food, pleasure, and health says
my go to is definitely overnight oats or chia pudding..i switched it up with apple pie parfait today 🙂
Well, it’s always changing as my daughter’s tastes change!
But right now it’s a monkey platter, made when I get up, of cheese, fruit, crackers and such. She grabs it out of the fridge when she wakes up.
Plain Greek yogurt with chocolate pb powder, hemp seeds/flax seeds, chia seeds, coconut, and peanut butter puffins cereal!!
Cathy Kelemen says
A protein shake is my go to quick breakfast. Almond milk, 1/2 frozen banana or other frozen fruit or ice, and 2 scoops of protein powder….fast blend….pour….and go!
Maggie Weir says
My go to breakfast (or on the go breakfast) is a beet smoothie with lots of local berries almond milk and spinach! I need a ninja for the beet blending!!
Lately, I have been loving peanut butter maple overnight oats for a quick breakfast!
My go-to breakfast is peanut butter on some kind of bread.
These look super yummy and I am an official pancake lover!!!!!! My quick go to breakfast is toast with peanut butter and jelly or Greek yogurt with granola. I would love to win this because my blender broke and we have totally been wanting to make smoothies
My family loves anything that includes eggs! We especially love breakfast burritos which are so versatile. BUT we use the blender all the time and this would be SO amazing to win!!
Pattie Zee says
My go-to busy morning breakfast is a protein bar and protein shake with lots of fresh fruit!!!!
Shelby Stasik says
Usually on a busy morning a go to breakfast would be toast with Avacado spinach and egg with Green tea , would love to win the Ninja blender and make these pancakes !!
My go to busy morning breakfast is overnight oats – ½ cup oats, 1 smashed banana, ¼ cup water, 1 T chia seeds, cinnamon and lots of almond butter on top!
My busy morning go-to breakfast is quick cooking steel cut oats with nut butter, bananas and either chia or flax meal. Keeps me full well past lunch time!
Wow these look amazing!! I love sneaking extra protein into my babies’ food!!!!
We always reach for a scrambled/hard boiled eggs!
Kyle Mikami says
Now I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow
Sarah G says
I make egg muffins with spinach, mushrooms and bacon crumbles. I use a whole muffin tin so I can eat two per morning and just make them once a week.
My go to easy breakfast is yogurt with bananas and oats!
My go to breakfast for busy mornings is yogurt and fruit
Honestly, I LOVE your quinoa breakfast bars. They are easy to make, and a slather of almond butter on top is the perfect breakfast when running late!
Martha Alford says
Peanut butter on sprouted bread or yogurt and homemade granola
paige c says
On busy mornings i either go for a smoothie or a yogurt and fruit
I make my boyfriend overnight oats and he absolutely loves them! Peanut butter, nutella and apple pie are his favorites. For myself, I make an egg white and canadian bacon sandwich with laughing cow cheese on an English Muffin the night before. Just pop it in the microwave and boom! Delicious!
Julie Lizak says
I love a protein shake in the morning, especially one with greens so I know I’m starting my day off right. Speaking of pancakes my daughter just asked me to make some homemade ones, trying the recipe this week.
My go to breakfast for busy mornings are either Greek yogurt with berries, granola and a drizzle of honey…a toasted multi seed English muffin with almond butter and honey…or hard boiled eggs I’ve prepped in advance.
My go to breakfast is microwave oats with milk, egg whites, blueberries and walnuts.
Robyn Caron says
I love to make a huge batch of sprouted wheat vegan pancakes (just did this on Sunday!), stash them in the fridge and then heat them up one at time in the microwave. They are so delicious topped with some nut butter and fresh fruit- a banana, strawberries, whatever I happen to have at the time. Using frozen fruit to make a sauce that doesn’t have any added sugar is a great idea- I’ll have to give that a try sometime!
Lauren Binette says
I love what I call “eggy oats”. It’s Oatmeal made with a beaten egg in it, and everyday I choose different toppings: banana, cranberries, walnuts, granola, mango… whatever is in season, and whatever my tastebuds are asking for!
Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It says
Stovetop oats are my favorite go-to breakfast! They take minutes to whip up and they’re soooo good! These pancakes look amazing too! 🙂
Megan A Andersen says
Berry smoothie with spinach is my quick, go-to breakfast!
Crunchy peanut butter on sprouted grain toast with my coffee of course!
Kelly S says
Overnight Oats! Oats, Almond Milk, Chia Seeds, Frozen Blueberries and a Dash of Cinnamon and Maple Syrup. I usually keep everything on hand so I don’t need to worry about grocery shopping.
Autumn E. says
Siggi’s or a toasted PB and banana sandwich are my quick go-to breakfasts!
Weekday mornings I pretty much always eat one of two things, green smoothies or overnight oatmeal!
Bianca T says
my go to breakfast is a big batch of baked oatmeal with nut butter on top!
Beatriz Stevens says
My go to is definitely banana peanut butter protein smoothie 🙂
I love Gina’s breakfast cookie since you prep the night before. I always top with sliced strawberries- yum!! And we always keep the Aidell’s fully cooked chicken sausage in our fridge as well. Quick and easy to heat up for breakfast and excellent in a tortilla!
I prep an egg or oatmeal bake and it’s a life saver!
Christine Shiao says
Overnight oats with blueberries, 1 mashed banana, chia seeds, and almond milk.
The best breakfast is dinner leftovers.
Michele G says
I make an egg bake for quick breakfasts but always love a couple over easy eggs in the morning!
But it’s pancakes on the weekends!
I’m always looking for ways to help people get more protein in for breakfast. With the eggs and the cottage cheese, this a great option! Can’t wait to share this one. Oh and we love our Ninja Blender too! Great for smoothies!
Sandy W says
Those look delicious! An already cooked scone or muffin from the freezer is my go-to for busy mornings!
I like to have pre-boiled eggs in the fridge to serve on toast. So excited to make this recipe for my little one. I found your page while looking for ideas to switch up her menu. Thank you!!
yay! glad you found me!