Yesterday morning, I made some healthy banana pancakes accompanied by a fruit compote. Whilst I revise, I find that I get extremely hungry and want to eat EVERYTHING. At this moment, I really fancied something sweet but I didn’t want to make anything that was too time consuming; so, these pancakes were ideal.
- 1 ripe banana
- Oats (I used one quick oats sachet)
- 1 egg
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Coconut oil or olive oil to fry
- Frozen or fresh berries
- Maple Syrup (Any sweet syrup would be suitable such as honey or golden syrup).
- Put the banana, egg, oats and cinnamon in a blender (I used my Kenwood ‘2go ‘ blender but you can use a nutri-bullet or an alternative blender instead). Blend together until the batter is soft and smooth.
- Put the frozen berries in a bowl and put in the microwave to defrost. You can skip this step if you are using fresh berries or you can heat the berries in a saucepan if you prefer.
- Heat the coconut oil or olive oil on a medium heat in the frying pan making sure that the oil is spread evenly across the surface of the pan.
- Pour out the batter into the size of pancake you want. This mixture should make about 2-3 pancakes depending on the size you make. (A perfect amount for a sweet snack!)
- Leave the pancake to harden before you flip the pancake onto the other side. I wait at least 2-3 minutes to ensure that the pancake will not break whilst I am flipping the pancake.
- Plate up your pancakes, squirt a generous layer of maple syrup and then add your hot berries on top!
I thoroughly enjoyed this snack and it gave me the boost I needed to continue revising. By mixing the ingredients in the blender, it creates a soft, fluffy and smooth batter. Honestly, these pancakes are just as good as normal pancakes and they are a sweet treat without the guilt.