Simple is always better. Especially when I’m incredibly lazy on the weekend. Seriously lazy. I mean, I still always work out, but then I tend to not want to do anything else. So my cooking is extremely simple on the weekends. I make lots of eggs, some Applegate Farms precooked chicken sausage, and other people’s dessert recipes. I love trying out other bloggers recipes. Like Brittany Angell’s cosmic brownie recipe. I about cried when I tried that brownie recipe. Seriously the best thing you will ever taste. I swear. You have to try it.

Ok, let’s talk more about the weekend. So it started off on Friday, interesting huh? Well, my gym CrossFit Broadway does the CrossFit Games open workouts on Fridays. A bunch of us get together so we can do a quick, miserable workout and then drink together. I usually don’t drink because all we usually have in the gym refrigerator is beer. And well, beer is gross. I keep thinking that my taste buds will mature and I’ll actually enjoy beer at some point, but I don’t. I still tastes like dog food. But luckily this Friday, my friend Jeremy was oh so wonderful to pick me up some canned champagne. Anywho, after doing that god awful 14.3 workout and getting 108 miserable reps, I started chugging away. I never knew that champagne had such a high alcohol content. Well, my body figured it out pretty fast. My feet did the normal swelling how it always does, even with one sip of alcohol, and I felt a good buzz in no time. It’s always fun being buzzed with people you workout with. You think everything is funny. Especially watching other suffer through the workout you just did. And you REALLY think things are hilarious when you drink 4 of those little bastards. Man do they pack a punch on an empty stomach.

Well, after stuffing my face with some gluten free pizza and tucking myself into bed around 9:30pm, I woke up with one hell of a hangover. Instead of sleeping it off or eating my body weight in greasy food, I went straight to the gym. Sometimes a workout is all you need to cure a hangover. This was not that kind of day. My workout was sh*t and I felt worse afterwards. So I went grocery shopping to get it over with before the Sunday rush, then went straight home, ate some food and found my happy place right on the couch. I did not move from that spot until I had to get dinner. Then I ate dinner and parked my ass right back on the couch for some Modern Family and E! network.

The next day was a bit more productive. I actually showered and put on make up, then biked to brunch with friends. After biking home, I made these wonderful pancakes and then the brownies and proceeded on to watch three movies. Yes, three. First, The Hunger Games. Then Catching Fire (the second hunger games). Then Boondock Saints (had to celebrate St. Patty’s Day somehow). I also folded laundry and cleaned the kitchen. That’s productive, right?

Again, I like lazy weekends.

Damnit. I missed the premier of Total Divas. My weekend was not completely.

Stop judging me.

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3 Ingredient Simple Protein Pancakes

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  • Yield: 2-3 1x

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  1. Mix together bananas, eggs, and protein powder until well combined.
  2. Place a pan or pancake griddle over medium heat. Grease the pan with a bit of oil. Once pan is hot, add a large spoonful of the pancake mixture to the pan, about 3-5 inches wide.
  3. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the pancakes.
  4. Once the pancakes begin to bubble, flip them. Cook for about 1 minute each side, depending how hot the pan is.
  5. Regrease the pan, as needed.

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108 Comments

  1. Alexandra Spund says:

    I tried making these for the first time today and OMG they were amazing. I usually put maple syrup on my non-paleo pancakes, but on these you don’t have to as they’re already so sweet! Thanks for the great recipe Juli!






  2. Lidia D says:

    These pancakes are my every morning staple! My heartfelt thanks for sharing. Simple to make. And I’ve added a whole lotta cinnamon and shredded coconut in lieu of chocolate chips. Delish! As for Formulx. That is the only protein powder I use too. It doesn’t bother my digestion. It’s awesome!!! Happy Sunday Funday meal prep! Cheers! 🙂

  3. Lynne says:

    Thank you for the idea! I dont use protein powder but I do love pumpkin and fresh ground almond butter,
    1/2 c fresh ground almond butter
    1/3 c canned pumpkin
    2 large eggs
    pumpkin pie spice
    2 packets of splenda (use what you use normally)

    add almond butter to unbeaten eggs, beat together(binds ingredients together better I have found), add pumpkin, then sweetener.
    on small non stick w/butter pour 1/8 cup batter, shake a little to spread, cook till slides easily, then slide out of pan onto waiting spatula, flip back into pan, cook until brown. slides right out. Dont make too big or you get a massive fail lol
    thanks for the ideas!

  4. Jessica says:

    Awesome recipe! Just got hooked on protein powder. I used Vega chocolate protein powder here and it worked great! Such a delicious, nutritious substitute for (paleo/nut/gluten free) flour or nut butter in common paleo pancake recipes. Well done, Juli!

  5. Susie says:

    Can you leave the ingredients mixed together to cook the next day?






    1. juli says:

      i wouldn’t. i’m not sure how the ingredients would react over time

  6. Gina says:

    I made these tonight after having a craving of something with substance and sweeter! I’m currently in bikini prep, so i needed something clean also! I made this recipe exact with the exception of adding in a tablespoon of coconut flour, a teaspoon of baking soda, and a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (literally a small splash!) and they came out awesome!! Same exact texture of pancakes! I also used ALLMAX Vanilla protein, and they tasted perfect! I was able to make around 8 medium sized cakes.

    I was curious if where was a way to get the nutrition of each cake? Also, would you be able to sub the eggs for egg whites?

    Thank you!






    1. juli says:

      i have no idea about the nutritional info and i haven’t tried it with just egg whites so i can’t say!

  7. rcm89 says:

    These were delicious and so simple. I followed the tips, blend the batter and cook then on low at first so they don’t burn. I cooked them with coconut oil, and heated up some blueberries as a topping. Perfect weekend breakfast, and my sweet toothed OH loved them too!






  8. Irma says:

    In defense of beer lovers out there, beer only taste like dog food when you drink the cheap domestic crap. Try some of the brews from your local breweries.
    Thanks for the recipes. I usually stick to the same breakfast most mornings so this will be a nice change.

    1. juli says:

      i live in colorado, we have A LOT of local breweries and i’ve tried A LOT of those beers…it still tastes like crap to me lol

  9. Megan says:

    Hello!!! I stumbled across your blog via this recipe and I have to say….Wow! I have never wanted to comment or touch base with a blogger before but they way you write touches me to the core, lol. I have to say I am super excited to get my emails and stay tuned. I love eating and working out as well and can already see how much I your site has to offer. So thanks…and don’t change, lol.

  10. Lisa says:

    Like this recipe; thanks wanted a protein based pancake to help me go 24 hours without sleep… less food, low sugar caffeine seems to help. But protein is really the most helpful, thanks.
    Your drinking tradition and CrossFit workout is awesome; and according to Drunk History of Paul Revere, the men that were willing to join the militia got free beer (hopefully after shooting and military drill practices, instead of while shooting guns(?)).
    4/5 stars because there was not an alternate protein source given. Using sweet trail mix, ground up, in the ratios you gave. Probably adding baking powder for some fluffiness too; and mixing for 10 people so I’m using a few more bananas, eggs, and including flour. Also adding sugar and vanilla to the mix.