RECIPE: Banana Pancakes

Flippin' healthy pancakes!

The tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday originated in Britain in the 16th century, when Christians wanted to use up all the high fat food stores, before fasting for lent.

Today we carry on the tradition of feasting on pancakes, eating about 117 million pancakes across the UK on pancake day! This requires:

  • Enough milk to fill 93 Olympic swimming pools
  • 52 million eggs
  • 13 million kg of plain flour

But traditional recipes using milk, flour and eggs come in at around 80 calories per pancake, and, depending on the indulgent toppings you choose (like chocolate spread, sugar and ice cream) and how many pancakes you eat – research has shown you could consume an additional 1365 calories on Pancake Day!

But, BeeZee Pancake lovers, fear not! We have a banana pancake recipe for you, counting only 44 calories per pancake. Top up with delicious fresh berries, fat-free yoghurt or a light drizzle of honey for a healthier way to enjoy Pancake Day.

Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp porridge oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Cooking oil spray

Optional healthy toppings:

It’s all in the toppings! If you’re looking to make healthier choices, avoid things like chocolate spread, sugar, ice cream, squirty cream, chocolate sprinkles and instead opt for:

  • Fruit – blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, chopped banana
  • Nuts – flaked almonds, sunflower seeds, chopped hazelnuts
  • Sauce – honey, maple syrup, choc shot, greek yoghurt, frozen yoghurt

 

Method:

1. Mash the banana in a bowl with a fork until it resembles a thick puree.

2. Stir the rest of the ingredients into the bowl. For a smoother batter you could blitz the ingredients together with a food processor.

3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and spray with some spray oil.

4. Spoon some pancake mix into the pan, cook for 1-2 minutes on each side (don’t forget to flip!), then tip onto a plate.

5. Repeat the process with the remaining batter.

6. Add the toppings of your choice and enjoy!

Nutritional Info

This recipe makes 6 pancakes. Each pancake (without toppings) contains:

ENERGY 44 kcal
FAT 0.6g
SAT FAT 0.1g
SUGAR 3.6g
SALT 0.1g

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