I’m not really a breakfast person. I think it’s quite a boring meal..and always run out of ideas to make it more interesting. I bought The Hairy Dieters: Eat For Life cookbook a couple of months ago, and have been absolutely loving it. I was looking for healthy breakfast inspiration, when I spotted these banana pancakes. They’re so easy to make and taste delicious. This recipe makes 12, they are great to have for breakfast or as a snack, popping them into the toaster to reheat. At only 74 calories per pancake, they are healthy, light and yummy.
- 175g self-raising flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 ripe banana
- 225ml skimmed milk
- 1 tsp sunflower oil
- 200g mixed berries
- Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Whisk the egg whites into a separate bowl until stiff, but not dry and whisk in the caster sugar.
- Stir the milk slowly and gradually into the flour mixture, the beat hard with a metal whisk to get rid of any lumps. Peel the banana and cut into half lengthways, then into thin slices. Stir the banana into the pancake mix.
- Fold a quarter of the whisked egg whites into the batter with a large metal spoon until evenly combined, then very gently fold in the rest.
- Brush a large non-stick frying pan with the oil and place over a medium-high heat. Add 4 large spoonfuls of the pancake batter to the pan, spacing them well apart.
- Cook the pancakes for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on one side until the surface looks almost dry and you can see small air bubbles rising to the surface. Flip the pancakes over and cook on the other side for 2 more minutes, until they are puffed up and lightly browned.
- Pop the pancakes onto a plate and keep warm whilst you cook the rest in the same way. Serve the pancakes with lots of fresh fruit and maybe some greek yogurt or honey. Mmmm.
These have totally changed my opinion on breakfast and have fast become a favourite in the house. Do you have any healthy breakfast ideas? What is your favourite?