Aren't pancakes one of the best breakfast foods ever!?
I honestly don't know anyone who can say no do a gorgeous stack of hot pancakes drizzled in maple syrup, and if there are such people, I don't know if I want to know them.
My point is: Pancakes are the bomb.
But healthy? Hmm...
Pancakes usually have at least a small amount of oil in them, along with sugar and white flour, therefore making them not so healthy or good for you.
But that doesn't have to be the case!
These Banana Bread Pancakes are made with buckwheat flour, have no oil and no sugar! (But they're still pretty darn delicious) They've even got flax seeds for a healthy dose of fibre, omega 3 and a whole host of other nutrients!
So what are you waiting for?
Makes 6 small or 3 large pancakes
1 large banana
1/2C wholemeal buckwheat flour
1tsp mixed spice
1Tbsp ground flax seeds
1/2-3/4C unsweetened almond milk
2Tbsp chopped pecans
Maple syrup, strawberries & extra pecans to garnish
In a small mixing bowl mash the banana with a fork. Add the flour, spices & flax and mix. Add the almond milk and mix until well incorporated. Fold in the chopped pecans. The mixture should be quite thick.
Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Drop heaped tablespoons of the batter into the frying pan and spread out with the back of the spoon. Fry for around 2mins on one side, and then using a spatula flip them over and cook for a further minute. Once all the pancakes are cooked, stack them up on a plate, drizzle over some maple syrup, and finish with chopped nuts and some fruit.
Enjoy with a nice cup of coffee or some chai tea!
-What's your favourite type of pancake?