Valentines is a lavish occasion for some, but in our house you probably can’t tell it apart from any other Saturday. I’ve been jokingly telling Matt that our new sofa is my Valentines present but when I stop and think about it, it really is. I’m happy to skip buying valentines cards, boxes of chocolates and flowers if it means we’re closer to having a beautiful house. Priorities, right?
If like us, you’re not buying gifts this year, I have something you can do using just what you have in your kitchen. There really is nothing better than a home cooked breakfast, especially when it is made by someone that really cares about you. This simple banana pancake recipe is a great healthy start to the day, and I bet you already have everything for it.
There are just three ingredients in this pancake, sure you might have seen two ingredient pancakes elsewhere, but they just aren’t as good. The addition of the tablespoon of something dry avoids the rubbery texture that comes with most banana and egg pancakes. It really doesn’t have to be wheat flour though; you can still make this recipe ‘clean eating’ by choosing a different dry ingredient. Ground flax, ground almonds, rice flour, quinoa flour and hemp protein all work.For each person, you’ll need:
1 Tbsp dry* *see my notes above
Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth (I use my nutribullet to make this step ultra quick)
Place a large frying pan on a medium heat with a teaspoon of your chosen oil. Coconut oil tastes awesome with these pancakes!
Drop tablespoons of batter in to the pan and flip when the bottoms start to brown and the top is no longer liquid. It should take about 8 minutes in total.
Stack up on a plate to serve. I like mine with a spoonful of Hartley’s strawberry jam and plenty of fresh fruit.
This recipe is so ridiculously easy to make and adapt. Try adding some honey or agave in to the mix if you like your pancakes sweeter. Two teaspoons of raw cacao will turn them chocolatey or the same amount of peanut butter will change them entirely again. Add chia seeds for more protein or some mixed spice for something different.
This recipe was part of a challenge to plan the perfect Hart-felt breakfast with Hartley’s jam.Will you be making someone special breakfast tomorrow?