Monday, 8 February 2016

Some flipping good healthy pancake recipes

A few weeks ago my boyfriend came home and shared with me one of the easiest, and most delicious dessert/snack/breakfast recipes I have ever heard of; Banana pancakes.

Sharing the recipe with my work colleagues, who are now mad about the healthy snack too, I've decided to reveal the quick and easy recipe along with a few others, ahead of Shrove Tuesday this week. Some flipping good #pancakeinspo below if I do say so myself, however, the keen baker I am not!

What equipment you'll need:

  • A bowl
  • A pan griddle or frying pan
  • A fork
  • A spatula (or anything which will help you flip your pancakes)
  • Some low calorie spray oil for the pan

Banana Pancakes

Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 large egg
Method:
1. Mash the banana with a fork in a bowl and crack the egg in, stirring the mixture until it becomes a smooth, mushy paste with no lumps. (Do not blend).
2. Heat a lightly greased griddle or frying pan on a medium heat and pour out two large or four small pancakes.
3. Once bubbling on top, or brown on one side, carefully flip the pancake onto the other side and cook until both sides are lightly browned.
4. Enjoy on their own or add some fresh berries, a dash of honey, or a sprinkling of coconut shavings on top.


Blueberry Pancakes

Ingredients:
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • Blueberries (as many as you want to use!)
Method:
1. Mash the bananas with a fork in a bowl and beat in the egg, stirring the mixture until it becomes a smooth, mushy paste with no lumps. (Do not blend).
2. Mix in the cinnamon into the banana mixture.
3. Heat a lightly greased griddle or frying pan on a medium heat and pour out two large or four small pancakes and top with blueberries as one side cooks.
4. Once bubbling on top, or brown on one side, carefully flip the pancake onto the other side and cook until both sides are lightly browned.
5. Repeat stage 3 if you would like a stack of pancakes or are cooking for a second person (the perfect Valentine's breakfast!). Stack, stack, stack 'em up.
6. Enjoy on their own or add some extra fresh berries or a dash of honey. I decided to add some blueberry and elderflower yoghurt too, yum!


Coconut Pancakes

Ingredients:
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil
Method:
1. Mash the bananas with a fork  in a bowl and beat in the egg and the coconut, stirring the mixture until it becomes a smooth, mushy paste with no lumps. (Do not blend).
2. Mix in the cinnamon into the banana mixture.
3. Heat the coconut oil in the griddle or frying pan on a medium heat and pour out two large, or four small pancakes.
4. Once bubbling on top, or brown on one side, carefully flip the pancake onto the other side and cook until both sides are lightly browned.
5. Enjoy on their own or add some extra coconut shavings and dried or fresh fruit. I decided to create a fresh, Spring pancake and used raspberries, passionfruit and flower petals to add an aromatic kick to the pancakes (when using flower petals only a small amount is needed - the rest use for decoration!)
Chocolate Chip (or Double Chocolate Chip) Pancakes

Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 large egg
  • A few handfuls of Chocolate chips (add as many as you want!)
  • You could always add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder if you'd like to create double chocolate chip pancakes, however, be sure to add another egg and half of a banana to ensure the egg can contain the mixture together. (The rest of the banana can be used as a topping).
Method:
1. Mash the banana with a fork in a bowl and crack the egg in, stirring the mixture until it becomes a smooth, mushy paste with no lumps. (Do not blend). If you would like to create the double chocolate chip pancakes, then this is when you should ass the cocoa powder, and the extra egg and half banana.
2. Heat a lightly greased griddle or frying pan on a medium heat and pour out two large, or four small pancakes and top with chocolate chips whilst cooking.
3. Once bubbling on top, or brown on one side, carefully flip the pancake onto the other side and cook until both sides are lightly browned.
4. Enjoy on their own, or add some of the extra banana to top it off. With Easter in mind, I decided to add a few mini eggs for decoration and a dollop of Nutella with strawberries - best for those with a sweet tooth.


You'd be flipping mad not to try these out, and if you're feeling naughty, you could always add a splash of maple syrup with bacon rashers or even Nutella to any of the pancakes above! 

Happy flipping!

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