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Healthy Pancakes 3 Ways
February 28, 2017

In honour of National Pancake Day, we thought it was appropriate to hit the kitchen early morning and whip up a few of our favourite healthy pancake recipes. The below recipes are a great substitute to the regular pancake as most ingredients can usually be found within the average fridge PLUS, they are super easy to cook, enjoy!

Two Ingredient Pancakes

These two ingredient pancakes have been floating around the internet for some time now, so we thought it was time we gave them a try, and it is fair to say we are hooked! Light, easy and delicious, these two ingredient pancakes are perfect for any day of the week as most days bananas and eggs can be easily found in the fridge. They definitely taste like bananas, so if you do not like the flavour of bananas then these may not be for you.

INGREDIENTS:

- 2 x eggs

- 1 x medium size banana

METHOD:

Mash the banana to a smooth consistency before mixing in the eggs. Using a non stick fry pan and a teaspoon of coconut oil, pour a small amount of the mixture into the heated pan.

Cook for two minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Carefully turn pancakes over; cook 1 minute on the other side  or until bottoms are lightly browned. Repeat this procedure with the  remaining mixture.

Carrot Cake Pancakes

 

We love a good carrot cake, but when we added grated carrot to our pancake mixture, we were a little nervous as to how it would taste, BUT it is safe to say, we have nailed this one! Despite no cream cheese icing insight, the texture of the carrot, with yoghurt and cinnamon creates the perfect flavour bomb in your mouth, this recipe is a MUST!

INGREDIENTS:

- 2 x egg

- 1 x carrot grated

- 1 x medium sized banana

- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon

- ½ cup of plain greek yoghurt

METHOD:

Once you have mashed the banana to a smooth consistency, mix in the eggs, then all remaining ingredients. Using a non stick fry pan and a teaspoon of coconut oil (or your chosen oil), pour a small amount of the mixture into the heated pan. Cook for two minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Carefully turn pancakes over; cook 1 minute on the other side  or until bottoms are lightly browned. Repeat this procedure with the  remaining mixture.

Peanut Butter Energy Pancakes

 

Looking for that extra kick off energy from your breakfast pancakes? These peanut butter energy pancakes will give you exactly that! In this recipe were are all about the oats and peanut butter - by adding these two ingredients, not only will it fluff up those delicious pancakes, but we’re adding MORE energy and healthy fats to your meal or snack which will keep you fuller for longer! NOTE; these pancakes are higher in calories!

INGREDIENTS

- 1 x medium banana

- 2 x eggs

- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (or your choice of nut butter)

- ¼ cup of rolled oats

- 1 tablespoon of honey

- ¼ cup of milk (you can add more or less for your chosen consistency)

METHOD

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth, adding more of less milk depending on how thin or thick you like your pancakes. Pre-heat your non stick fry pan adding a teaspoon of coconut oil (or your chosen oil), pour a small amounts of the mixture into the pan.Cook for two minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Carefully turn pancakes over; cook 1 minute on the other side  or until bottoms are lightly browned. Repeat this procedure with the  remaining mixture.

Pimp Your Pancakes

 

Want to add a little extra flavour to your pancakes? Here are a few of our favourite toppings

- Blueberries, honey and mint

- Strawberries and plain greek yoghurt

- Lemon juice and honey

- Banana and cinnamon

Want to learn more about healthy eating, why not become a Nutrition Coach.

This content is not intended to be used as individual health or fitness advice divorced from that imparted by medical, health or fitness professionals. Medical clearance should always be sought before commencing an exercise regime. The Institute and the authors do no take any responsibility for accident or injury caused as a result of this information.

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