Lemon Chia Seeds Protein Pancakes


Lemon Chia Seeds Protein Pancakes | 290 calories per serving by Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Just like 70% of the population, I went on a diet at the beginning of the year. I really despise the word diet.  It should be “lifestyle change”, but for me I’ve been living this lifestyle for almost 7 years! I always eat healthy, I go to the gym 4 times a week, don’t smoke and rarely drink booze (okay, only on a few social occasions where I like to get tipsy – because one drink will do that to me lol!). But honestly I indulged a lot the last months of the year and especially the holidays. And I mean A LOT! This left me with some unwanted fluffy weight and that’s not O.K. The older we get the harder it is to take it off so I need to act now before it’s starts creeping on me one pound at the time.

This means I’m working on de-fluffing. The way to do it is by cutting and tracking my calories for a couple of months.  In my opinion, the key to losing weight is counting calories. When your diet stalls, how can you troubleshoot what’s wrong if you don’t have any idea how many calories you consume a day? Exactly 😉

I’ll be sharing many more recipes soon that are figure-friendly along with their calorie count. This will help you and I stay on track.

Lemon Chia Seeds Protein Pancakes | 290 calories per serving by Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

This recipe is for one person but you can easily double it or make multiple batches to freeze and eat when you have no time to prepare breakfast. They are healthy, easy to make and delicious! They are not too fluffy since they contain almost no flour. The bananas make them sweet enough that you won’t need much syrup….always a good thing right?  :)

Buen provecho!!

Lemon Chia Seeds Protein Pancakes | 290 calories per serving by Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Lemon Chia Seeds Protein Pancakes
Author: Fit, Fun & Delish!
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Serves: 4 Pancakes
([b]Note: [/b]My protein powder is 31 g for 1 serving for 120 calories/1g fat/3g carbs/24g protein ([url href=”http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/opt/whey.html” target=”_blank”]Gold Standard 100% Whey [/url]) Weigh your portion instead of using your scoop to measure. Use the recommended grams for 1 serving of your favorite protein powder. However, your protein powder may have a different amount of calories and will affect the amount of calories noted for this recipe.
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 65 g banana
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon oat flour (or all-purpose flour)
  1. In a medium bowl, smash the bananas with a fork
  2. Add the remaining of the ingredients and combine all ingredients until smooth
  3. Heat a small nonstick pan over medium/low and coat with cooking spray.
  4. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the pan. Cook until bubbles break the surface of the pancakes, and the undersides are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip with a spatula and cook about 1 minute more on the second side.


Lemon Chia Seeds Protein Pancakes | 290 calories per serving by Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E

Lemon Chia Seeds Protein Pancakes | 290 calories per serving by Fit, fun & delish!P I N_______I M A G E


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  • 01/23/2015 - 10:17 am

    caren - YUMMY!!! You’ve inspired a new creation for me as well.

    I hear you on the holiday indulgence. I’m trying to recover from too much of everything myself.

    Gorgeous pics as usual!ReplyCancel

    • 01/23/2015 - 10:25 pm

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - Hi Caren! You can definitely add some of this stuff to your amazing pancakes! I hope you have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • 01/26/2015 - 4:13 pm

    Pushpa - Thanks for this recipe!! If I want to use whole eggs would you recommend one whole egg instead of two egg whites? Can’t wait to try these! :-)ReplyCancel

    • 01/29/2015 - 7:08 pm

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - Hi Pushpa! You are very welcome! You can use one whole egg for two egg whites. The calories will change but I’m sure they’ll be yummy too! If you care about calories of course 😉 (2 egg whites = 34 calories – 1 whole large egg = 70 calories). Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • 01/26/2015 - 8:57 pm

    Cookin Canuck - I’m a healthy eater too, and always love finding new weekend brunch recipes that make me feel like I’m indulging without actually going overboard. These pancakes look like jus the thing! Beautiful photos, too.ReplyCancel

    • 01/29/2015 - 7:10 pm

      ana @ fit, fun & delish! - I love your recipes Dara! It’s great to eat healthy but leave some room for a treat here and there. I think that’s the secret to be healthy & stay in shape. Thanks so much for stopping by!ReplyCancel

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    Cassie - Mmm! These look so delicious!ReplyCancel

    • 04/09/2015 - 8:07 am

      Ana @ Muy Delish - Thanks so much Cassie!ReplyCancel

  • 03/20/2015 - 7:24 am

    Deb - Thank you so much for this recipe. Made these this morning……Oh these are good! I weighed out the ingredients like you suggested and I used liquid egg whites. I should have noticed to cook them Medium/Low……mine cooked a little darker….but they were still wonderful and very filling! I’m thinking next time I will try these with raspberries instead of bananas and use chocolate protein powder and leave out the lemon. What do you think?ReplyCancel

    • 04/09/2015 - 8:08 am

      Ana @ Muy Delish - Hi Deb! Your version sounds great! I may actually try them as well. Did you give them a try? Yes I think cooking them on medium/low is the key. I’m glad you enjoyed them. XoReplyCancel

  • 03/29/2015 - 5:59 am

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  • 07/15/2015 - 8:17 am

    Julie - I made these with one whole egg and quinoa protein powder. They cooked really fast and held together beautifully, flipping them was easy. They were quite yummy, however I found that the banana and lemon flavors sort of competed with each other and that was the downside. I think replacing the banana with a more neutral flavor, like ricotta or something, would really make then outstanding.ReplyCancel

    • 07/21/2015 - 1:40 pm

      Ana @ Muy Delish - Hi Julie! This is fantastic to hear! I love it when people make their own variations… that’s what cooking is all about! xoReplyCancel

  • 09/24/2015 - 6:13 pm

    shannon graham - this was soo good!!!! I added a teaspoon of lemkn matcha powder to mine. Thank you fir posting! Ill have to start following your recipes snd oosts :)ReplyCancel

    • 09/27/2015 - 9:33 pm

      Ana @ Muy Delish - That sounds fantastic Shannon! Thanks so much for the feedback and I’m so glad you enjoyed them. Have a fantastic week! xo, anaReplyCancel

  • 09/28/2015 - 9:35 am

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  • 10/23/2015 - 1:37 pm

    (what runs) Lori - Totally just made these. Totally just devoured them. Legit!

    I used coconut flour instead of oat flour and still turned out great! Also used Vega Sport Protein Powder. The batter was almost better than the pancakes cooked. 😉

    Will be making these again!ReplyCancel

    • 10/26/2015 - 8:41 pm

      Ana @ Muy Delish - Oh I love your substitutions Lori! I love coconut flour too and a little bit goes a long way! I’m so glad you liked them and thanks for letting me know how they came out. Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • 12/06/2015 - 3:43 pm

    Cait - Great recipe!! I squeezed some blueberries in the mix to get some juice and made them as waffles. Ate them with a bit of peanut butter and maple syrup. Super yummy and guilt free! Definitely bookmarking this recipe for next brunch!ReplyCancel

    • 12/08/2015 - 8:49 pm

      Ana @ Muy Delish - Oh that sounds very yummy! I’ll have to make them like that next time. Thanks so much for the great idea! XO, anaReplyCancel

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  • 02/17/2016 - 6:33 am

    Steven - Can you use whole wheat flour?ReplyCancel

    • 02/17/2016 - 3:02 pm

      Ana @ Muy Delish - Hi Steven! Yes of course you can use wheat flour. It will give it a more nutty taste which I think it will be fabulous! Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • 02/17/2016 - 6:35 am

    Steven - Also, I don’t have a scale … @ how many bananas?ReplyCancel

    • 02/17/2016 - 3:04 pm

      Ana @ Muy Delish - It ends up being about 3/4 of a banana but you can use a full medium one. It should not change the consistency a lot. I hope you like them and thanks for stopping by! xoReplyCancel

  • 05/18/2016 - 1:21 pm

    Kelly Knight - I don’t like bananas, can this recipe be done without them? Would I need to add something else to take its place for the consistency of the mixture or can I just miss them out? Also, would the Chai seeds need to be crushed first?ReplyCancel

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    Sian - How have I only just discovered this blog! I made these for my breakfast this morning and they were beautiful. The first protein pancake I have successfully made and really enjoyed! Seen so many other recipes on here I want to try now – great work!ReplyCancel

  • 01/15/2017 - 5:37 am

    Cherry - These were absolutely delicious, great recipe!
    I made some for the next couple of days, could you please advise how long you think they will keep in the fridge for please? Many thanks :)ReplyCancel

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