Recipe: Healthy Pancakes

It’s no secret that I love a good plate of pancakes. My favourite are crepe-style, thin, crispy and buttery, made sharp with lemon and sweetened just a little with sugar. I also don’t have the patience to make thin pancakes, so my go-to is an fluffy American style stack. I also love adding blueberries.

Superfood Pancakes 4 photo 2c9701f0-7c9c-4ea5-aff3-ca03771c17b6_zpsphdpjx16.jpgNow I can do this guilt free. A basic stack of these pancakes comes in at 250 calories (via My Fitness Pal) and they certainly don’t taste in any way ‘diet friendly’ – you could probably make them healthier by using a fry-light spray too, I had to use butter as I’m moving out sooner and didn’t have anything else!

Now, here I’ve added blueberries and after playing round with the recipe I’ve decided that if you add berries, add a tablespoon of oats too. This supports the mixture and just holds it a little better. Some recipes also add a little sugar but I’ve found that these are plenty sweet enough, even without a drizzle of honey. In fact I like to serve with a spoonful of natural yoghurt to balance things out a bit. However you serve them, these are an easy and healthy pancake recipe that will see off any cravings without leaving you in a carb-induced slump. Perfect!

 photo Superfood Pancakes 1_zpsvwjvaj6n.jpgIngredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • Optional: 1 handful of blueberries, 1 tbsp of oats

Mash up your banana as smooth as possible. I’ve always found that microwaving for around 30 seconds helps to get it as gooey as possible – this is especially useful if your banana isn’t extra ripe. Beat in the egg – and any additions.

Melt a slither of butter in a frying pan over a medium heat, add two tablespoons of the mixture and fry until golden brown on bottom. Flip carefully, cook the other side then transfer to the oven to keep warm. Repeat until all the mix is used, and keep the pancakes small so they are easier to flip!

Superfood Pancakes 3 photo 09b6886d-4bbe-4d75-93bd-b2454fb0c6ab_zpsgrwzjggn.jpgServe. I like mine with honey and yoghurt, but forgoing blueberries and adding nutella is also a good option…

What’s your favourite pancake topping? Have you tried banana pancakes yet?

  • Siobhan Rothwell
    • ninegrandstudent

      They were so good! x

  • I love banana pancakes, I tend to make them more than normal ones! I have mine with blueberries too 🙂 xx

    Toasty

    • ninegrandstudent

      I’ll definitely be making them lots – so much lighter! x

  • I need to give these a go! They look fantastic 🙂

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    • ninegrandstudent

      You should! x

  • You can’t go wrong with a good banana pancake recipe! This sounds so good!

    • ninegrandstudent

      They were delicious! x

  • Nom! I’ve seen the banana pancake recipe about but still haven’t tried it. Does it taste very banana-y or more like an actual pancake? x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • ninegrandstudent

      It does taste of banana, but not overly so – the texture is definitely like pancake! x

  • Sascha Driver

    Oh wow these look amazing! Definitely going to try them! x

    http://onthehs.blogspot.co.uk

    • ninegrandstudent

      Let me know if you do! x

  • Jennifer K

    I haven’t yet tried banana pancakes, but I have eggs and bananas waiting in my kitchen as soon as I’m back in Bristol!
    Jennifer x

    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

    • ninegrandstudent

      Just seen your post – glad you tried them! x

  • This is my go to recipe for pancakes!

    Rosie

    x

    http://www.anenglishrosie.blogspot.co.uk

    • ninegrandstudent

      They’re so good, aren’t they?! x