(which actually taste good- because we all know they usually don’t!)
As the weather gets warmer, I sometimes find myself not wanting porridge for breakfast. I feel such a traitor saying that, but it is undeniably true. And so about a week ago I began a search for some breakfast alternatives. Overnight oats are a great option (loads of recipes on this blog), I tried a breakfast trifle using lucuma , omelettes are nice and light, shredded wheat is good- but then came these pancakes, and I am now converted.
I’ve tried egg and banana pancakes before and they were -quite frankly- absolutely shite. In no way can you simply mix banana and egg together and magically have that give birth to a pancake. I also found they didn’t fill me up at all. These pancakes do use a base of banana and egg, but we’re adding in oats to keep you full, protein powder to also up the satiety level and help build those muscles (I need them to carry several 1kg tubs of PB home from Holland & Barratt’s, and according to Spark Nutrition’s recipe calculator, for the recipe as it is above you’ll be getting 24g of protein) , some baking powder for fluffiness, and “cinnamon” for some more sweet dessert-like taste.
Okay, they aren’t your momma’s pancakes, but I have been making these at least three times a week with different combinations of toppings (see recipe), and I’m sure you’ll be hooked too (they taste way better than the classic egg-and-banana sin of a pancake). They’re quick, can be made ahead and reheated, and are a lovely, less stodgy alternative on a lazy summer’s morning. Be sure to pile on some toppings and tag me in you IG pictures…
- 1 large, ripe banana
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 heaped tbsp. protein powder (I use the Pulsin Pea Protein, and this is approx. 10g of the product)
- 1/2tsp baking powder
- Cinnamon, to taste
- Cooking spray
- Mash the banana in a bowl until smooth. Add in all of the other ingredients and whisk together thoroughly.
- Bring a frying pan up to a medium heat, and add a little cooking spray. Ladle some of the pancake batter into the pan; once small bubbles begin to appear on the surface of the pancake, carefully flip it over and cook the other side (TIP! Use the bottom of the ladle to spread the mixture out a bit in the pan; this ensures the pancake is a thickness that prevents the side touching the pan burning before it has cooked all the way through).
- Repeat until all of the batter has been used up, and top however you like (I love hot apple chunks, yoghurt, berries, peanut butter- or even Quorn bacon with maple syrup).