Healthy Pancakes

Recipe by Everyday Healthy


Oaty Banana Pancakes 

American-style pancakes that are packed with oaty goodness and high quality protein making them the perfect start to the day.


Makes around 10 small pancakes: 

130g rolled oats 

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 banana 

80-100 ml milk of your choice, I use almond milk

2 eggs, separated 

Coconut oil or olive oil for cooking 

 

Place the oats and cinnamon in a blender and blend until like a fine sand. Add the banana, egg yolks and milk and blend again.  

Whizz the egg whites in another bowl until stiff and then gently stir into the oat mixture. 

Heat a pan with the oil of your choice and then place spoonfuls of the mixture in the pan - cook for around 1 minute on each side. 

Serve with mixed berries, maple syrup, fruit coulis, greek yoghurt or all the above. 

 

Chef tips: 

  • Add grated pear or apple instead of mashed banana.
  • Whizz up triple quantities of the oats and keep in a jar to use another time or for any other baking.  
  • Use alternative wholewheat flour or buckwheat flour that is high in magnesium - known as ‘nature’s relaxant’ 
  • You can also add some ground flaxseeds to the oats to add more omega 3 fats. 

 

Nutritional benefits? 

Oats - heart health & blood sugar balance

These are fabulous for sustained energy and staving off hunger so the perfect breakfast and snack food. Oats are an amazing source of a soluble fibre called beta glucan which removes cholesterol from the blood stream so boosts heart health.  They are also high in immune-boosting vitamin E as well as B vitamins which aid the slow release of energy from foods. 

 

Eggs - high protein so good for muscle repair 

Versatile and highly nutritious. Eggs are an excellent source of complete protein which means they contain all 9 essential amino acids and are essential for tissue repair. Eggs are also great sources of vitamin A, B12 and D. They also contain anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats and a B-vitamin called choline which aids brain function. Organic and free range eggs contain the most nutrients so it’s worth buying good quality. 

 

Thanks to Everyday Healthy for providing the recipe and nutritional information. You can read more about Everyday Healthy HERE

 

Manuka honey is also delicious on pancakes. To read more about Manuka Direct click HERE

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