Healthy Pancakes

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This was one of the first recipes I learnt and I have been adapting it constantly to satisfy my sweet cravings at breakfast time whilst remaining healthy, gluten free and relatively fat free. As you can see above I make these quite a lot! They are so simple and the topping possibilities are endless.

Basic recipe

Ingredients

2 eggs

1 ripe banana

15g oats

pinch of cinnamon

coconut oil (to cook with)

 

Method

heat your frying pan to a medium high heat with a small amount of coconut oil,

if you have a blender: blend the first four ingredients till you get a nice smooth batter (don’t worry if you don’t it just takes a tiny bit of muscle to mash all the ingredients together – the mixture won’t be as smooth but just as tasty).

pour the mixture into the pan to make pancakes about 3 inches wide (I usually for three in the pan at a time making sure they do not touch) cover the frying pan with the lid and fry on the first side until the mixture no longer looks runny, flip and cook the other side for the same amount of time and repeat- oil, mixture, flip, done.

 

Variations

Cacao pancakes

same recipe as above but sub the cinnamon for a few grams of cacao powder

(this mixture is really nice with chopped fresh cherries sprinkled in when cooking)

 

BlueberryΒ pancakes

The basic mixture but whilst cooking the first side sprinkle a few blueberries on top of the pancakes

 

Protein pancakes

1 egg

1 ripe banana

20g oats

20g good quality protein powder

coconut oil (to fry)

exactly the same method as above but these will create slightly firmer/crisp pancakes (both just as nice)

 

Toppings

  • fresh berries are amazing with these pancakes – blueberries, strawberries and raspberries
  • banana slices layered in the stack
  • cook apple in water and cinnamon for thirty minutes until the water has all cooked away, add a tiny bit of maple syrup and serve on top of a pancake stack
  • baked figs with a tiny bit of honey
  • toasted coconut and nuts
  • dessicated coconut
  • almonds, pecans, walnuts… Pretty much any chopped nuts (good fats
  • Real greek yoghurt (good protein)
  • honey/maple syrup (no white sugar though!)
  • Cacao nibs
  • Soaked goji berries
  • homemade healthy nutella (recipe will be up for the soon)
  • peanut or almond butter i moderation
  • warm peach or apricot

basically top with any healthy thing that you love! It’s easy to go over board but remember to maintain portion control

❀ xx

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