Banana Protein Pancakes


  • 1/4 cup red or green lentils 
  • 1 cup old fashioned (large flake) oats 
  • 1 cup CNP Master Mix
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup canola oil (or melted butter) 
  • 2 eggs, large 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 2 bananas, over-ripe, mashed 
  • maple syrup (optional, to serve with pancakes) 
  • Nonstick spray


  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds. 
  2. In a small saucepan of boiling water, cook the lentils according to package directions. Drain well and set aside. 
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, CNP Master Mix, brown sugar, cinnamon. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the yogurt, water, oil, eggs, and vanilla. 
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients along with the mashed banana and cooked lentils, and stir until just combined. 
  5. Set a heavy skillet over medium heat and spray with nonstick spray. 
  6. Cook about 1/4 a cup of batter at a time. Cook for a couple of minutes on medium, until bubbles begin to break through the surface, then flip. Pancakes shoudl be golden and springy to the touch.
  7. Serve warm drizzled with maple syrup (optional). 

Makes 20 servings

Banana Oat Energy Bites


  • 2 cups rolled oats 
  • 1 banana 
  • cup applesauce 
  • ¼ cup raisins 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Nonstick spray



  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds.
  2. Mash bananas and add applesauce and vanilla. Mix well.  
  3. Add oatmeal, raisins and cinnamon. Mix well.
  4. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper. 
  5. Form mixture into rounds and place on baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.  

Makes 36 servings

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