Happy Pancake Sunday my loves!
I hope you are enjoying the last bit of your weekend.
We have been having some incredible weather here in Tennessee, but with the scent of autumn in the air and the knowledge that temperatures will soon be falling, I can’t help but think of fall festivities, bon fires, and what else,
I whipped up these pancakes on a whim this morning, after having had a craving for s’mores over the last several days and let me tell you right now…
They s’more than satisfied that craving!
Sorry, couldn’t help myself 😉
After taking about 200 pictures (you think I’m kidding!), I finally narrowed it down to eight mouth-watering shots. Believe me, it wasn’t an easy task…taking the shots without fork-diving into the plate OR sorting through all the pics to find the best ones!
You may want to grab a napkin, bib, or bucket to place below your chin before reading any further.
You’ve been warned.
Banana S’mores Protein Pancakes
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Keywords: fry breakfast high protein whole wheat pastry flour protein powder chocolate bananas Pancake Sunday
Ingredients (Serves 1)
For the Pancakes
- 1 modified flax egg (1/2 tablespoon ground flax + 1 1/2 tablespoons warm water)
- 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 graham cracker sheet, crushed and more chocolate chips for garnish (optional)
For the Chocolate Syrup
- 1/8 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
For the Pancakes
1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
2. Prepare flax egg and allow to set.
3. Combine flour, protein powder, baking powder, and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl.
4. In a separate bowl, combine flax egg, vanilla, and milk.
5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until all the flour is incorporated.
6. Fold in chocolate chips.
7. Spoon batter onto greased skillet (makes 3 small-medium pancakes) and allow to cook for approximately 4-5 minutes per side.
8. Transfer to a plate, layer with banana slices, and top with chocolate syrup.
For the Chocolate Syrup
1. Combine syrup and cocoa powder, whisk until smooth.
Use chocolate syrup as a topping for your pancakes…
Spoons, fingers, or in times of desperation…
I believe it would be perfectly acceptable to bathe in it.*
*Avoid contact with eyes. I doubt “blindness by chocolate” is lethal, but I’m sure it doesn’t feel all that great. 😉
Oh, and I’ve been doing a little redecorating this weekend.
How about a little behind-the-scenes look at my workout room turned photography suite?
Yep, those would be my laundry room doors propped up by the vacuum cleaner acting as a light bounce and my “rocking” new tripod!
Reduce > Reuse > Recycle, right?
Who says you have to spend a lot on fancy camera equipment? 😉
What’s the last thing you “repurposed”?
Do you like s’mores?
If you do not, I’m sorry, but I think your a Communist. Wouldn’t you agree Victoria?
Dang, those make my waffles this morning look so freakin’ boring! That looks like heaven on a plate!
Aww, thanks Sarena! One of these days I’ll finally get around to buying myself a waffle maker…hmm, wonder what that would mean for the future of “Pancake” Sunday?? 😉
lol love the behind the scenes shot! =) I have three photo areas that I rotate between.. still no luck with them though! grr! stupid house placement!
ps: YOU’RE DANGEROUS MAVERICK!!!!!! that is legit the most amazing pancake recipe of life. Can you cover mine in fluff and then send me off to trip balls with my sugar coma? kthx
I think I finally have the solution to my lighting problem we were talking about the other day! The white doors make a HUGE difference! And to think, I was like thisclose to buying a huge white board the other day! Whew, close call there…I would’ve been out a whole 7 bucks! 😉
Omg, fluff would have been amazing! And then I probably would have needed Ritalin to take me down off the wall! Haha!
these are DAMN amazing!!!! I want want want!!!!!
Your photos are off the hook !!! I need your help! Do you use a self timer?! I am still learning things on my camera ; ) haha!
Love you !
I need to come visit you for a weekend! Would be a blast!
THANK YOU Katie! You are too kind! I still so much to learn about my camera as well! I don’t use a self timer…just a fast trigger finger! 😉 And as sad as it is, I usually end up with at LEAST 50+ shots of anything I photograph…all from different angles, and sometimes so subtle I can’t even really tell the difference! Haha!
I’ve been craving s’mores like no other. I really need these in my life.
And the s’mores need you, Chloe…do it!! 😉
haha I’m not sure which I like more… the pancakes, or the “lighting studio” you’ve got going on there 😉 I think both are fantastic.
I hope you had a great weekend, Heather!
these are flipping EPIC.
i love you for making this vegan ANNND making it smores flavored 😀
Aww, thank you and you’re welcome my dear Lizzie! <3
Oh my gosh. This is amazing. I will totally be making these soon, thanks for sharing!! 😀
Because of this post, I literally just walked over to my freezer and opened the bag of chocolate chips in there.
This looks amazing! I keep telling myself I’m going to experiment with pancakes… I have yet to get around to it. Any more recipes like this one, and that certainly wont last long!
Ok. You have really outdone yourself. No, seriously. I mean it.
These pictures are frame-worthy. You should consider selling them. That is something I’d like to wake up to every morning.
I love how you make your pancakes nice and thick! I love a thick, fluffy pancake. Those little flat ones just don’t do it for me.
Thank you Allison! It actually took some practice to be able to make pancakes this way. Super fluffy, pillowy pancakes have always been my thing, but for the longest time, I was scared of using too much baking powder. Then I realized, THAT’S the trick! Beating egg whites, using less liquid, adding baking soda AND powder…sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. But a 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder per serving of pancakes works EVERY time!
look. at. those. FUH-LUFFY pancakes! dang, girl. I wanna come over for Pancake Sunday next week? I’ll pour the chocolate syrup while you shoot. 😉
photos look fantastic!
Seriously?! I would take you up on that offer in a heartbeat! Do you know how hard it is to drizzle chocolate syrup while looking through your camera AND snapping shots?? I REALLY need to get a remote control clicker thingy! Haha!
my mouth is watering! these pancakes…mhmm.. i think you should change your blog name to something like pancake queen. I have only had s’mores once in my life in the US a loooong time ago but I remember everyone going crazy about them there.
these actually BEYOND awesome, Heather!
Um, excuse me, but HOLY CRAP.
My only question is, why didn’t you post all two hundred photos? I could happily spend an evening just… you know… staring.
I recognise that I am a bit of a food creep, but whatever.
Oh Anna, I love you! This totally made me laugh out loud! Next time I go on a photo snapping spree of a recipe, I’ll be sure to throw in a couple more pics to the final cut JUST for you! 😉
did you make it to food gawker on this one? you better! I’m boycotting if not! S’mores are better than cake!
Yes ma’am!! As soon as I got done with the post, I submitted 3 pics and just saw that they accepted one of them! Yay! 😀
These.Look.So.AMAZING!! Oh my gosh!! 🙂
true story: I have taken some of my best foodie shots in my bathroom! you gotta do what ya gotta do 🙂 these look wonderful Heather!
Haha! That’s AWESOME!! Oh what we do sometimes to get “that shot”!
get in my mouth. I’m drooling.
These look so so so so yummy! You take excellent pictures, Heather! Absolutely droolworthy! 🙂
Oh.my.dear. Every Pancake Sunday, I wonder how you’ll possibly top the previous week, but these look OUTRAGEOUS. Must make this week.
O.M.G…!! I mean, it doesnt get much better than that. I would literally lick that plate spotless
Omgosh! These photos are beautiful! The lighting is so fantastic that I’m a little lost for words. I can never get that lovely white light when I try to photograph my recipes,did you take them very early in the morning?
Thank you Maddie! Actually, these were my lunch at about 2 in the afternoon! Haha! I think it helped that I played around with my wooden blinds in the window across from the table (I tilted them up a bit) and having the light bounce from the doors made a HUGE difference!
Love the name of your blog…too cute!
I can’t remember what I repurposed last.
I do like s’mores
I don’t even like s’mores, but these pancakes could potentially make me a s’mores lover!!!!
My new photography space is a saw horse on the back patio 😉
These look epic!!! I’m actually going through serious s’more withdrawal right now because it rained through my one camping trip this summer, so we couldn’t make s’mores over the fire! And raw s’mores just aren’t the same as gooey melty ones. 😛
Haha I love your photo “studio”! Mine last year consisted of a pillowcase on top of an Ugg shoebox on top of a table.
Haha! That’s pretty creative! Hey, whatever works, right? And I know what you mean about the s’mores…I just had my first campfire s’more a couple of years ago and I was HOOKED!!
OMG drooling for these.
wow. is all i have to say. and beautiful photography!!
Disliking s’mores is positively un-American. I have dreams of making s’mores with exotic chocolates – like mint chocolate and salted chocolate.
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I did however try the syrup and that came out great lol! go figure!
The syrup is the bomb! Are these the pancakes that didn’t turn out for you? 🙁
Holy crap. This is totally happening this weekend. For reals. Like, are you seriously trying to give me heart palpitations?
Haha! Hey, it’s good for ya…builds stronger cardiac muscles! 😉 Hope you like them!
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Oh my gosh this may be a little early to say…but I think you are my pancake soul mate?? These look AMAZING!
Well well…and we haven’t even had breakfast together yet! I’m blushing! 😉
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These look amazing! I am so trying these soon. I was wondering how many grams is your protein powder and which one so you use? I find some hold up better then others in pancakes. Thanks.
Thank you so much Ashley! And I’ve noticed the same thing with the protein powders…the one I used for this recipe is called Nectar Whey by Syntrax (25g of protein per scoop). I purchase it from this website: http://www.netrition.com/syntrax_nectar_page.html. The trick is to not let the amount of protein powder you use be greater than 1/3-1/2 the amount of flour…that’s when you get that plastic-y type texture and it also results in flatter pancakes!
Just had to tell you that I’ve made these pancakes more times than I can count and they are absolutely incredible! I’ve added to my personal bucket list to try all of your pancakes lol! Thank you for your recipes!!! 🙂
Awww, Lauren! You SERIOUSLY just made my day! Thank you SO much! I’m so glad to hear you loved the banana s’mores…they are by far some of my favorites! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the others! 😀
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