The Recipe: Banana Pancakes (but healthy)
I love pancakes, I truly do but recently came across the nutritional information for a standard pancake and they're unfortunately pretty bad for you - the name says it all but its basically fried cake with copious amounts of not-so-good-for-you toppings. Ever since this reality struck, I've been stumbling across numerous healthy recipes so have decided to give them a whirl and come up with my own favourite version.
Technically, these pancakes are gluten free and vegan which makes them even better for you!
Makes 4 large pancakes
- 1 cup gluten free oats
- 2/3 cup ground almonds
- 1 cup water
-1/4 cup flaxseed
- 2 bananas
- 2 tbsp maple syrup/ agave nectar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
Blend the oats in a food processor till they're broken down enough to make a sort of flour, add in the sliced bananas and then the rest of the ingredients. Give them a whirl but not for too long as you'll break up the flaxseed too much. Then, switching the butter for coconut oil, fry them as you would normally fry a pancake!
I had these pancakes for brekkie today and they are so yum but incredibly filling so if you're only cooking for yourself, you might want to cut the recipe in half! I had mine with a tablespoon of maple syrup and blueberries and would recommend cutting the amount of agave nectar in the recipe by half if you're planning on serving it with a syrup of some kind, also reduce the amount of nectar if your bananas are slightly ripe like mine were - the pancakes can almost be over sweet!
The best thing about having these are that they are absolutely filled with goodness as they contain no refined sugars (agave is a natural nectar from a plant that has low GI and sugar content), and are just far more nutritional than your standard pancake! Whats best about the recipe is that they are all ingredients that are easy to get a hold of - Holland & Barrett stock all of the less traditional ingredients such as flaxseed and agave nectar.
I would really recommend trying these pancakes as they are so yummy yet aren't loaded with badness so you won't feel guilty eating them! Enjoy!