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Healthy Banana & Walnut Pancakes

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O.K…..so I’ve seen various versions of these, mostly on healthy eating or fitness sites, always admiring but never made…….so, having some off bananas left I decided to give it a go.

They say on most sites 2 Ingredient pancake…..wasn’t sure about this, gave it a go and wasn’t impressed. Why? I hear you ask……..just using mashed up banana and eggs it left the pancake very soft and very hard to flip without looking like a scramble pancake. Here was my first try, they never kept their shape:-     20160802_084509   20160802_085006

I am a determined person and was not going to let it beat me……so here is my successful recipe combination:-

Makes 10 pancakes

2 bananas

2 eggs

1 tsp baking powder

4 tbsp plain flour

4 crushed up walnuts

1 tsp vanilla essence

 

  1. Firstly mashed up the bananas in a bowl, add in the crushed walnuts, baking powder (this helps them go a little bit fluffier), vanilla essence and mix.                                                                                         20160802_083113 20160802_083532  20160802_083655
  2. Whisk the eggs together then add to the mixture, mixing together.
  3. Once combined add in the flour and mix well, it should look like a pancake batter.   20160802_083800
  4. Heat a large pan to a medium heat and drop 2 tbsp’s of the mixture in, using the back of the spoon even out. Cook for about 2 mins each side or until golden brown.                                         20160802_085201    20160802_085225
  5. Plate up and serve.

I served with some Maple Syrup. You can add any ingredient you like to the mixture and serve it with anything of your choice. Yum healthy pancakes.

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Cinnamon Pancakes with Chocolate and Maple Syrup

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One again I had a truly different taste sensation when visiting Florida this year, pancake and Maple Syrup were everywhere….much to my boyfriends delight! You had them for brekkie with Maple Syrup, eggs, bacon etc and then again on the menu for dessert with ice cream and flavoured sauces……oh Yum!  Here is my homemade version…inspired by (Denny’s).

Makes about 14 pancakes.

300g Plain White Flour ( to make it a bit healthier, you can use wholewheat instead)

4 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp salt

4 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp caster sugar

2 eggs

300ml milk

2 tsp vanilla essence

100g chocolate – to make sauce

1 jar Maple Syrup (your choice)

 

  1. Sieve the flour into a large bowl, add in Baking Powder, Salt, Cinnamon, Sugar and mix.
  2. Then add in eggs, milk and vanilla essence, mix through with  spoon until blended making sure there are no lumps in he mixture, do not over mix.

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3. Sprat a little cooking oil into a frying pan and heat through at high heat.  Pour 1/2 a ladle or 1/2 cup of mixture onto the frying pan and even out with back of spoon, cook for approx 1-2 mins, you know it’s ready to turn when you see an even covering of holes.

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4. Flip and cook for approx 1 min. Remove and continued to repeat until all done.

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5. Keep warm in a warming drawer or in your oven at 70-80 degrees until finished.

6. If using Chocolate Sauce – break bar into chunks and put into a small pan, melt on Induction Hob Number 1 for about 5 mins. If using conventional method, melt in a glass bowl oven boiler water on hob.

6. Serve with Maple Syrup and Hot Chocolate Sauce……Mmmmmmmmmmm!!