Chocolate Banana Nut Protein Pancakes

I admit, I am a breakfast food junkie. Oats and eggs have special places in my heart, but I am absolutely addicted to protein pancakes. I will gladly eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late night sweet treat. They satisfy all my basic needs – 1) easy to prepare 2) filling 3)healthy 4) taste like dessert! What more could a girl ask for?

I’ve outdone myself with this new protein pancake recipe. And I didn’t think that could be done after concocting these Pumpkin Pie Protein Pancakes. I was inspired by Rootz Nutrition Chocolate Banana Nut Protein-Superfood powder. They sent me a couple samples and as soon as I opened the bag, smelled the powder, and tasted the stuff bare, my life had changed. I mean, really, what protein powder tastes good straight off your dipped finger? The stuff is a game changer.

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Wait, I haven’t even gotten to the best part! Their Protein-Superfood is paleo, gluten-free, made with no artificial ingredients, and is stocked full of, you guessed it, superfoods. I don’t know about you, but when I think of superfood blends, I imagine a chalky, green powder that you have to plug your nose to get down. Not Rootz Nutrition! Their blend has anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids, muscle-building protein, bone-strengthening calcium and magnesium, satiating fiber, immune-boosting zinc, along with other essential nutrients like iron, potassium, and Vitamins B, C, & E that I need as an active woman. AND it tastes straight up like a chocolate banana nut muffin. Sounds too good to be true but trust me on this. Or don’t, just check out their ingredient list and then try it for yourself in this delicious gluten-free, paleo, no sugar-added recipe!*

Roots Nutrition Chocolate Banan Nut Protein-Superfood Ingredients

Protein Blend
Egg White Protein, Sacha Inchi Protein, Hemp Protein

Electrolyte Blend
Coconut, Banana

Superfood Blend
Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Maca Root, Bee Pollen, Acai, Goji Berries, Blueberries, Royal Jelly

Green Detox Blend
Spirulina, Chlorella, Kale, Spinach, Broccoli

Other Ingredients
Natural Chocolate Extract, Natural Vanilla Extract, Stevia Leaf, Cinnamon, Natural Sea Salt

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Chocolate Banana Nut Protein Pancakes Recipe 


1 serving Rootz Nutrition Chocolate Banana Nut Protein-Superfood

2 tbsp coconut flour

1/2 cup egg whites

1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tbsp granulated Stevia

1 tbsp walnuts

1/2 mashed banana

1 tbsp dark chocolate chips (optional)

1 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup (optional)

*Note: this recipe is not Paleo or free of added sugars if you choose to use the chocolate chips. It is not free of added sugars if you choose to use 100% pure maple syrup.


  1. Combine all ingredients, except the walnuts and chocolate chips, and whisk until fully combined.
  2. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips (if you choose).
  3. Preheat a large pan on medium/high heat and spray with coconut oil cooking spray.
  4. Pour batter into pan in medium/small circles.
  5. Cook on the first side until the bottom is golden brown.
  6. Flip and continue cooking until fully cooked through.
  7. Stack on a plate and top with 1 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup (optional).

Calories and Macronutrients: 350 calories, 10g fat, 30g protein, 35g carbohydrates (macronutrients don’t include chocolate chips or maple syrup)

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Hi and welcome to Life in Spandex! I'm Emily, a personal trainer who believes there should be no secrets standing in your way to getting fit. I am sharing my knowledge here on this blog in order to help you reach your goals. Fitness should be fun, eating healthy should taste good, and feeling your absolute best is the ultimate goal. Let's get fit together!
  1. They look so delicious. I’d be thrilled to have these for breakfast.

  2. Oh, this definitely needs to be on my table this weekend. They look so good!

    1. Yes girl!! They taste amazing. Perfect for a slow weekend morning 🙂

  3. […] can thank my love-hate relationship with sugar for recipes like my Chocolate Banana Nut Protein Pancakes, Tropical Mango Smoothie Bowl, Yogurt and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, and Double Chocolate […]

  4. These are great pancakes! Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you so much, Miz. Always love seeing every one else’s relish-looking posts on Full Plate Thursday!

  5. Love this! I’m a massive oats and eggs fan too! #twinklytuesday

    1. Breakfast food = life!! ? I live for it.

  6. Thanks for the recipe! I just started a Ketogenic diet, so I’m going to modify this just a bit and give it a try.

  7. These look so good!

    1. Thank you, Stephanie. Have you tried making them yet?

  8. Omg those look amazing !!! I am totally going to try these out ! Holy yum! Pinning (:

    1. Yay!! Can’t wait to hear how you like them 🙂

  9. THESE LOOK BOMB – however, I must admit, I have tried Rootz before and… My mouth did not like it – ha! Perhaps I just needed to incorporate it into an actual recipe as opposed to eating it straight.

    1. Really??! Yes definitely try it baked.

  10. These look really good! Great pictures too!

    1. Thank you! They taste great too 😉

  11. These look amazing! And healthy! Fab! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Thank you!! 🙂 always so much fun to join the link up!

  12. Dessert for breakfast…guilt free? I’m in! I would love you to share this at Smell Good Sunday

    1. Thank you so much for inviting me!! Just shared it 🙂

  13. These sound and look so so good! Making me hungry just looking at them, bookmarking for later 😀 Thanks for sharing!

    1. Right?! I start drooling immediately at the sight of these 😉

  14. Looks amazing! I pinned it for later!

    1. They taste amazing too! Thank you 🙂

  15. Looks like a great breakfast idea! I have tried protein waffles before but this looks awesome with the banana’s and extra boosts.

    1. You could totally make waffles with this recipe too! 🙂 let me know when you try it out!

  16. Holy moly, these look amazing!! I’ve become a bit pancake obsessed lately myself because of my sweet tooth and I love that they are filling and healthy to boot–would love to make these and thanks for sharing!!

    1. They taste as good as they look, Charlotte! I’m glad someone else can relate to my sweet tooth ;). You gotta try that superfood protein powder in them. It makes it!

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