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Clean eating banana pancakes

  • February 9, 2015
  • By Carly Neave

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When I first set out to make these pancakes, I thought it would be a piece of cake. The slight catch was I haven’t eaten pancakes for years (Now I have no idea why!) so I had forgotten what the classic pancake tasted like. What I try to do with all my healthy recipes is to make it taste even better than the typical unhealthy version. Sometimes it’s a breeze but others can be slightly trickier! Needless to say I had the itch so I wasn’t going to rest until this recipe was perfected!

This banana pancake recipe is a result of 3 attempts and a morning full of tasting and re-doing, can’t say it was the most awful morning I’ve spent cooking! I am pleased to say it worked out and I’m very happy with the results. A completely refined-sugar and gluten free pancake, what else could you ask for? ;)

It’s important to know that although bananas are high in sugar, you have a substantial amount of protein in the pancakes from the eggs so it’s an all-round win-win. The protein will keep you fuller for longer and you’ll get the quick-release sugar from the fruit. If you have a sweet tooth like me, just try not to smother the pancakes in honey! A small amount won’t hurt but an excess of honey will cause your blood sugar to rise very quickly and that’s not a healthy breakfast in simple terms.

You can of course adapt the recipe as you please by adding coconut flakes or fresh blueberries baked in the actual pancake. Tag me in your inventive creations @LeanLivingGirl !

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Clean-eating banana pancakes
 
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Gluten-free banana pancakes
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 10 pancakes
Ingredients
Pancake mix
  • 1 tsp coconut oil for frying
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup of cows milk
  • ½ cup of coconut flour
  • ½ tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Berries of your choice and honey for topping
Instructions
  1. Mash the bananas with a fork.
  2. Whisk in the eggs, milk, cinnamon and apple cider vinegar until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Add the coconut flour, vanilla, honey and sea salt and mix again until combined.
  4. Heat up your frying pan with the coconut oil and add a small dollop of batter.
  5. Flip the pancake after 2-3 minutes when golden brown. Be careful here as the pancakes are soft so you'll need to use a spatular to help.
  6. Repeat the process until all the batter is finished.

 

By Carly Neave, February 9, 2015 Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!
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  • Ameera
    April 21, 2016

    Hello! Where can i get coconut flour in Dubai

    • Lean Living Girl
      April 21, 2016

      Hey Ameera,

      There’s a few supermarkets that have it now, even the small ones so always worth looking in your local stored, however any of the organic stores will be your best bet! Bi-Organic store or Organic foods and cafe :) Hope that helps! xx

  • Georgina Clydesdale
    April 17, 2016

    Hi Carly , I made banana pancakes while on a visit to Costa Rica , ( I gave up baking years ago ) been diagnosed coeliac few yrs ago , so now slowly trying to re- introduce some home baking ,,,,, I only used mashed banana ,s and egg , was still nice but kinda like an omelette pancake , I was in the land of gf flour,s but didn’t buy any as I didn’t know what to do with them , but I will def be trying this , I get all purpose flour on prescription , would they work with that , I Realy miss pancakes but would also like to cut down on sugar so this healthy option would be perfect , thank you ,

    • Lean Living Girl
      April 21, 2016

      Hey Georgina,

      Thanks for the comment! The flour helps to bring it all together and make it more into a pancake-like texture so definitely try out your gluten-free approved flours :) There’s so many gluten-free options out there so you’re facing years of exciting recipes to try! Let me know how you get on with the flour and thanks for commenting :)

      Carly xx

  • Rachel
    February 9, 2016

    Hi Carly,
    is there any way to make these without eggs? I am allergic! :(
    Thank you!
    Rachel

    • Lean Living Girl
      February 10, 2016

      Hey Rachel,

      Yes you can try using a vegan substitute like a flax seed egg, see here for a good recipe!

      I haven’t tried it but no reason why it shouldn’t work! Let me know how you get on :)

      Carly x

  • Amber
    January 13, 2016

    I made the banana pancakes. Not bad but why did they not get big and fluffy like reg. Pancakes? The dough was awful running also. Just wonder so I could try and make them more like reg ones for the kids.

    • Lean Living Girl
      January 14, 2016

      Hi Amber,

      Thanks for the comment. That’s the gluten-free part of the pancakes that’s making the slight difference. Normal, refined flour contains gluten which gives cakes, baking goods, pancakes etc it’s structure and ‘fluffiness’. So as coconut flour is a healthy and natural gluten-free alternative, you don’t get the exact same pancakes as the ones you would served in typical restaurants.

      If you and your kids aren’t gluten free then feel free to swap the coconut flour for normal flour and keep the ripe bananas in there as an natural alternative for refined sugar.

      I hope that helps! Let me know how you get on :)

      Carly xx

Carly Neave

Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!

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A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!
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