Banana Pancakes

Got a banana you need to use up and looking for a scrumptious breakfast?

I find myself in this situation quite a lot despite my attempts to get to the bananas before they’re past prime (which for me is not green anymore).

But honestly I’m cool with it because there are so many delicious ways to use old bananas. Like these pancakes!

These only take a couple of minutes to whip up and are delicious topped with whipped cream, maple syrup, and walnuts.

Fueling notes:

  • Per serving, this recipe packs 25 g of carbs, 5 g of protein, and 7 g of fat, and 1g of fiber.
  • Pre-workout: you can have these within 1 hour of climbing. If you’re having them >1 hour away, you can add some protein (e.g eggs) to keep you satisfied.
  • Post-workout: this recipe has close to the ideal 3-4:1 ratio of carbs to protein (but you could add a little protein and stay within the range). Have post-workout meal within 1-2 hours of your session.

The Stuff

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups milk 
  • 1 mashed banana

The Steps

  1. Mix together dry ingredients (sift the flour for fluffier pancakes)
  2. Add wet ingredients and stir just until combined (avoid over mixing to maximize fluffiness)
  3. Lightly grease a skillet or griddle and make them pancakes!
  4. This recipe makes about 8 5-inch pancakes. Leftovers keep great in the freezer and are yummy toasted!

Did you make it? I’d love to see how it turned out! Tag @climbingdietitian on instagram.

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Published by Chiara

I’m a rock climber and registered dietitian teaching fellow climbers to become the strongest and happiest versions of themselves with evidence-based fueling strategies and by making peace with food.

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