Clean banana pancakes

As some of you know last Tuesday was Shrove Tuesday or ‘Pancake day’ where people eat pancakes. This is because pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent as they were a way of using up rich foods such as eggs, milk and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.

I indulged in pancakes twice this year, once on Monday and once on Tuesday because Harry was working late on Tuesday and I wanted to spend it with him.

ingredients for banana pancakes
whisked eggs
mashed banana
Note:It’d probably be quicker and easier to do this in the blender so next time I will probably do this.

mixing using a hand mixer
cooking banana pancakes

It’s important to cook these slowly as these are a lot more flimsy than a regular pancake and will just go all over the place. Also the smaller you make them the better.

I’m not going to lie and say they’re as good as regular pancakes but they’re still pretty damn tasty especially with some berries and even if you ate the whole mixture yourself (as I did!) they would be 4 Pro Points making them a healthy low points breakfast.

Recipe: Clean Banana Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2-3

Recipe: Clean Banana Pancakes

Pancakes are my absolute favourite food but it got me to thinking, how can pancakes be clean, so I had a hunt and found a couple of recipes. There's a whole host of recipes on how to make them but I picked this one from Lifehacker. The first one I'm posting this weekend are banana pancakes. They are clean, packed full of protein and gluten free too.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 really ripe banana
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Instructions:

  1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl till they're nice and frothy.
  2. Mash the banana in another bowl.
  3. Add the eggs and the baking powder to the banana and mix (preferably with a hand mixer).
  4. Heat a pan on a low heat and add some fry light. Add a spoonful of the mixture and cook slowly.