I don't know about you--but, all of the heavy, sweet, rich, absolutely-awful-and-unhealthy foods so often present throughout the fall and winter holidays take a tall on my mood, my motivation, and my waistline by late December. After nearly 3 months of eating only about 25% healthy meals--the week after Christmas finds me ready to return to normal and get the family back on track. One of my go-to recipes is this healthy Banana Nut Pancake. I make it without flour--subbing in ground oats instead. It makes a filling, protein packed start to the day--and it's a nice, naturally sweet, transition away from the heavy carbs!
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Ingredients for Healthy Banana Nut Pancakes without Flour--for One
1/2 c.Steel Cut Oats
2 Egg Whites or 1 Whole Egg
2 Tbsp. Vanilla Almond Milk
1/2 of a Large Banana (Reserve 2-3 slices to garnish pancakes)
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 tsp. Coconut Oil
Reduced Sugar or Sugar Free Syrup or Agave Nectar Instructions for Healthy Banana Nut Pancakes without Flour Prepare the Pan or Griddle. Melt the coconut oil or cooking oil of choice in frying pan or brush melted oil onto griddle and heat until hot.
Mix theBanana Nut Pancake ingredients and blend. In a large blender, combine the egg whites, oats, vanilla almond mil, banana vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Blend until mixture is smooth. The batter will be thin.
Fry the pancakes. Pour batter in 3-4 inch rounds onto prepared pan or griddle. Fry until golden brown on the first side, flip and repeat on the second side. Garnish and Serve. I top with a few slices of fresh banana and a few walnut pieces and syrup.
These recipe makes 1 serving of several small pancakes.
Bear in mind, if you begin adding loads of butter, whipped cream, full calorie syrup, and several walnuts--the health factor of these pancakes readily disappears! They are already a calorie and protein filled meal.