Monday, 16 February 2015

Healthy Pancakes

With Shrove Tuesday just around the corner (literally, it's tomorrow!), it's time to get flipping. This year I'm opting for a slightly healthier alternative than my usual sugary treat and I thought I'd share the recipe with you. Dairy, gluten and refined sugar free, these pancakes with make a tasty breakfast any day of the year.

I make mine in a food processor but if you don't have one, don't fret. You can just as easily buy pre-made oat flour (or any other flour of your choice) and get to work mashing the bananas with a fork (I've done it before so you can too!). The bananas add an incredible sweetness to the mix, you barely even need a topping! Although i do like mine piled high with fresh fruit and for a little extra treat you could always add some maple syrup or agave nectar.

Let me know if you gives these a try. I'd love to see your Shrove Tuesday pancake snaps so be sure to tag me on Instagram or Twitter!

2 ripe bananas
2 eggs
1/2 cup oats (or 1/3 cup of your choice of flour)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp flax seeds (optional)
Fresh fruit to serve

Start by placing the oats, baking soda and flax seed (if using) into a food processor and process until a it is a flour like consistency, it doesn't have to be too fine (you can skip this step if you're using ready made flour).

Add in the bananas and eggs. My food processor is fairly small so I added them gradually so as not to make too much mess. If you don't have a food processor you could always use a ready made flour and simply mash everything together with a fork. 

Now simply heat a frying pan over a medium heat with a little oil (I use coconut but it's entirely up to you). You don't want the pan to be too hot as these are rather thick and take a little while to cook through. I simply spooned in two tablespoons of battered and fried until firm enough to flip (about a minute), then followed with another 30 seconds- a minute on the other side until golden brown. It's important not to overcook these as they can go a little dry.

Serve immediately with your favourite toppings and enjoy!
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11 comments:

  1. I've just sat down after a long day at work, and now all of a sudden I'm hungry for breakfast! Looks like a fab recipe, thanks for sharing :)


    Jess xo
    www.eatingwithalice.com

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  2. Jenny Scott Russell17 February 2015 at 05:38

    This sounds amazing, I guess its like combining a pancake and flapjack but healthy haha x

    Freya's Fashion Chapter

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  3. I'll have to try these today! (;

    Alice x

    http://a-g-h.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Haha sorry! You'll have to enjoy them one morning soon x

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  5. It does sound a bit like that! x

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  6. Yay! Let me know how you go x

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  7. These sound so good!! I can't wait to have a go! xx

    www.roseandmuse.com

    www.roseandmuse.com

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  8. I really want to try making these! My mum just usually makes the typical pancakes but this year I've seen loads of splashing out and making proper pancakes and it's inspired me to try and make more exotic pancakes :')x
    Libby-Jade

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  9. Let me know how you go if you give them a try! x


    www.annablush.com

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  10. It's always fun to try something a little different, let me know if you give them a go x

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  11. I sometimes use a similar recipe too, normally if I have them for breakfast :) sooooo yummy!

    Rebecca Coco

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