Josh’s Kitchen: How To Make Banana Pancakes
Last week I shared some healthy taco chili, today it's breakfast! Healthy, easy to make, pancakes. If you're still working on that resolution, this will be a big help!
I'm not exactly sure where I found this recipe, but I stumbled across it a few years ago when I was on the Paleo Diet. If you've never tried eating paleo, I highly suggest it. First hand experience, I dropped fat quickly and noticed a big jump in my workout performance. It's a way of eating that requires focus and dedication, it's more of a lifestyle change. The only reason I'm not on it is because I'm having a hard time with the schedule that I have now. That's not to say I couldn't do it, I just haven't had the chance to plan.
More on that in a blog to come, if you're interested now, check out Nerd Fitness. On with the pancakes!
Here's what you'll need.
- One banana
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil
- A couple tablespoons of honey
This is going to make, what I call, one Josh serving. I plugged all these in to My Fitness Pal to get the numbers. 15 grams of fat, 44 carbs, 13 grams of protein, 370 calories. Most of the carbs are coming from the honey and banana. If you're looking to knock that down, you might want to try an alternative sweetener, or none, for the pancakes.
Let's do this!
Grab the banana and peel that baby. Put it in a bowl and mash it down, you can use a fork or masher.
Once mashed, toss in your eggs and cinnamon, and mix it all up. You want to get it to the point where it looks like traditional pancake batter.
Put your skillet on the stove over medium/ low heat, and put olive oil in.
After the pan and oil heats up, pour in the batter!
The trick here, a lot like traditional pancakes, is to not make them too big.
Put a lid on the skillet, and cook for a few minutes. You'll want to flip as the batter thickens. A good rule of thumb is if it looks runny on top, it's too soon. Also, don't cook them too long because they burn fast.
When ready, flip it! And let it cook for a couple minutes, no lid needed. You're pretty much playing by normal pancake rules through out the cooking process. These ingredients are just a little more sensitive to a pan that's too hot.
Cook through the rest of your batter, stack 'em on a plate, and dump some honey on your pancakes!
Bam! Done! 100% natural!
I personally have come to really enjoy the taste of these. Now, of course, the actual sugary pancakes made of flour will taste better, but these are a good substitute for anyone trying to eat clean or eat paleo. These will fill you up, and give you plenty of energy to start the day!