Healthy(ish!) Banana Pancakes

image-4I tend to work out in the morning (before my brain wakes up and figures out what I’m doing!) so having a filling breakfast afterwards is essential to stop that wobbly after-workout feeling.

I found a recipe for “lighter” banana pancakes on Pinterest and it is so delicious I thought I would share it with you all.

The recipe makes about 8-10 amazing pancakes, I tend to only manage to eat 2 because they are quite big so it is a great recipe for sharing. Also, the original recipe was American so there is the “cup” measurement. I read somewhere a “cup” is roughly 200ml on a measuring jug so I just use that.

These pancakes come in at only 81 calories per pancake, which makes them even more delicious!

The Ingredients you need:

image-2♥ 1 Cup Plain Flour
♥ 1 Tbsp. Granulated Sugar
♥ 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
♥ 2 Tsp. Baking Powder
♥ ½ Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
♥ Pinch of Ground Nutmeg
♥ Pinch of Ground Ginger
♥ ¼ Tsp. Salt
♥ 1 Tbs. Lemon Juice
♥ 1 Cup Skimmed Milk
♥ 2 Tbsp. Melted Butter (or coconut oil if you prefer)
♥ 1 Large Egg
♥ 2 Small Mashed Bananas
♥ Low Calorie Cooking Spray

The Method

♥ Firstly, put the lemon juice and skimmed milk in a jug and mix together.

♥ In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt until they are combined.

♥ In another large bowl, whisk together the lemon and milk mixture with the melted butter, the egg and the bananas.

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♥ Pour the banana mixture into the dry mixture and stir together. Don’t over-mix and don’t worry about the lumpy bits of banana.

♥ Heat a frying pan with a few sprays of Fry Light or another low calorie cooking spray.

♥ Pour about ¼ of a cup’s worth of the batter onto the frying pan. Wait until little bubbles start to pop up in the batter then flip the pancake and cook for a further 1-2 minutes.

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(If you want to add a few chocolate chips, drop them on to the batter before you flip it.)

♥ The pancake should be a golden brown colour on both sides.

♥ Serve the pancakes warm with your favourite topping. I love mine with low fat Greek yogurt, bananas or maple syrup.

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And there you go, the perfect post-workout breakfast. It conquers those sweet-tooth cravings too.

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