Howdy gentlemen and ladies!! How many of you out there are like me trying to stay on a healthy path and love sweets? I’m talking about pancakes, waffles, cinnamon rolls, etc?? Yes I know all these foods are delicious! just not when your trying to stay away from unhealthy fats and carbs, well I have a recipe for you for healthy pancakes that also pack 15g of protein and are only 4 ingredients!!
Now as a little backing, I know there are quite a few recipes out there for the banana pancake with 2 ingredients. After trying this several times with the result ending up a blob pile of banana mash I decided to try a few different things to get a better result closer to real pancakes!! I’m sure everyone else has unfortunately had this result as well. I mean lets be honest, how can you get fluffy pancakes with mush??
Now I will say these pancakes are fairly fluffy but if your cup of tea is serious fluffiness I will be experimenting with adding some oat flower and a pinch of baking powder, but for now this weekend I came up with these little delicious gems!
I know.. dont these look delicious!! As you can see in the picture I used coconut oil (winco for $12!!) but Im sure olive oil, butter, etc would work just as well.
Ok lets get started!! You will need a blender/food processor (I used the magic bullet because its cheap on amazon and works great for single servings). Having a blender makes this recipe much easier and gives the batter a smooth consistency that’s hard to get when working with bananas, as Im sure your aware.
You may need a sptaula to scrape the sides if it gets to goopy or stuck.
This is for a single serve batch of pancakes, but if you have multiple people to cook for I’m sure you can double the recipe or so on and so forth depending on the amount of people. =D
I included pictures of specific ingredients and were I got them below.
- 2 tbsp brewers yeast (also helps with improving lactation for you nursing moms) I got mine from amazon for about $12 and it has lasted me awhile. I use this in a lot of my recipes now because I’ve noticed it improves the fluffiness and way that things rise in my opinion. The brewers yeast also contains 7g of protein per a 2 tbsp!!
- 2 tbsp ground flax seed. This miracle ingredient as I’m sure your aware contains crucial omega 3’s our body needs and contains 2g of protein per a 2 tbsp. I got mine from Walmart were the vitamins are and it was $3 for the bag. Which again this has now lasted me many many recipes. The flax also naturally promotes lactation for nursing moms *still safe for people not nursing* ;D
- You will also need 1 large egg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- If you want a sweet syrup to finish I used agave nectar or honey drizzled on top. The agave nectar I also got from Winco, and I noticed its actually cheaper than honey, so I have begun using it in a lot of my sweet recipes.
Ok!! Thats it. Now for the fun part. Throw all the ingredients in a blender of choice and mix together. Again you may need a spatula to scrape the sides, and it may take a few minutes to blend up nice and smooth. It should end up looking like cake batter. After then grab your favorite pan, warm it up and add an oil of choice to make sure these beauties don’t stick funny and turn into a gross goop..
After you have the pan nice and warm with the oil in it add the desired amount of however big you want your pancakes to be. I personally like mini pancake, but there should be enough batter to make at least 2 maybe 3 bigger ones if that’s more your style. When they have bubbled up a little bit and you can move them with the spatula (I added more oil and shook the pan to slide them around) go ahead and flip these babies!! A couple more minutes on this side and you should be good to add them to a plate.
After adding to a plate you can add some toppings if you would like. A few I thought about after the fact is vanilla greek yogurt, honey, agave nectar, or even fresh berries and nuts. Do these not look wonderful?! I hope you enjoy them and stay tooned for me trying out a few different options to make them even more fluffy. =D <3