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Healthy Pancakes With All-Natural Ingredients

Hello and Happy Monday :)
I’ve been asked for healthy pancake recipes for Shrove Tuesday (tomorrow). I decided to use the opportunity to test out a new recipe inspired by banana pancakes.

I also posted a link to another pancake recipe from my archives.
Enjoy :)

PS These are gluten/wheat free with natural, unprocessed ingredients.
 


Plantain Pancakes

This is so so SO easy and you just have to try it.
I’m always looking for new ways to cook plantains so a banana pancake recipe inspired me :)
I prefer this recipe because there’s no need to sweeten the mixture as plantains are naturally sweet.What kind of plantains are needed?
As shown in the video, ripe (yellow) plantains although very soft plantains would work even better as they’ll be sweeter :)Watch the video below for how to make these very simple, healthy and yummy pancakes:

Only two ingredients are needed for this simple recipe and it’s become one of my favourites after only one try :)


Ingredients

2/3 of a medium plantain
2 eggs

1. Cut the plantain into three pieces (don’t peel)
2. Boil for 10-12 minutes
3. Peel the skin off two pieces, add to a bowl.
4. Add the two eggs.
5. Mix
6. Grease pan, add a small portion of mix when hot.
7. Allow to fry/cook on either side for 1.5 minutes (max)

I used 2/3 of a medium plantain because I tried a whole plantain with two eggs and the mixture was too thick. What did I do with the last 1/3? I ate it with some stew of course ;) I’m not one to waste food!

And from the archives…

Almond Flour Pancakes

These are low in carbohydrates, high in protein and healthy fats. The coconut milk is optional because I’ve made these pancake many times without adding coconut milk and they’re still yummy :)

The recipe is detailed here: http://adura-o.com/2012/02/21/pancakes/ 

You can use any nut flour alternatives in this recipe. Coconut flour is another option.

So you see – you can still enjoy Pancake Day the healthier way :)

 

Pancakes

It’s Pancake Day! So I’m reposting this recipe :)

So… my friend Keris (of Fitter London) got into making Bread with Ground Almond instead of flour (to cut the long story short, this is part of Paleo eating… I won’t go into it but for more info, check out the Fitter London Blog).

One day, I was REALLY hungry and couldn’t wait the 20 minutes for paleo bread to bake so I thought…
“If I add less ground almonds and some honey, surely I could make pancakes instead.”
It worked and I loved them… they were a little dry though. I thought back to when I was a teenager and my Mummy taught me how to make pancakes… one of the ingredients was MILK… so next time I made the pancakes, I added coconut milk and…. my recipe was born!

Ingredients
2 eggs
5 heaped tablespoons of ground almonds
4-5 tablespoons of coconut milk
1 teaspoon of honey

Pancakes
1. Break eggs into a bowl. Add the ground almonds and whisk till smooth (consistency should be very thick, like cake mix).
2. Add the coconut milk and mix (should be of a creamy consistency, a little thinner than cake mix)
3. Add the honey and mix
4. Add a teaspoon of oil (I used extra virgin olive oil) to a frying pan and allow to heat up (1 minute should do)
5. Add a serving spoon amount to the pan and move around in pan till it forms a circular shape. Allow to cook for about 2 minutes… keep checking with a spatula till it gets dark brown and is firm.
6. Flip the pancake and allow the other side to cook – takes roughly the same time.
7. Flip onto a plate and repeat steps 5-6 till mix is used up

Serving suggestions: 

  •   I used blueberries (I love them) and a little more honey (instead of maple syrup).
  • @divafactor on twitter tried out my recipe and served it with raspberries, strawberries and blueberries

  • CucinCeri has a recipe HERE. She served hers with: bananas, nuts and blueberries
  • Whatever you like… just make sure it’s something healthy ;)

Alternatives:

  • CucinaCeri used ground flaxseed instead of ground almonds
  • If you’re in Nigeria, I’ve been told about wheat meal.. I’m not 100% sure what it is yet but hope to try it it out soon.
  • Another option is coconut flour.

If you try out this recipe, please email me a picture and I’ll post here :)