In the Kitchen

“Clean” Banana Pancakes

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Happy New Years! As we all start making our New Years Resolution, there’s no doubt that a common one will be to eat healthier, live healthier, or something of the sort. So let’s kick off the year right with a healthy breakfast recipe. We get to tackle the most important meal of the day, and with a super easy and delicious recipe! The base of this recipe comes courtesy ofย Blogilates. It is clean in the sense that there is no flour, no added sugar, and no fat! Well except from the little spritz of oil on your frying pan. I added a little somethin’ somethin’ to mine just to spruce it up a bit, whilst keeping it clean. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda (only if you want a fluffier pancake)
  • splash of vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon

Let’s get started!

  1. Get out your magic bullet or blender and blend all the ingredients inside. You could do this by hand but the key to getting a true pancake consistency is getting all the ingredients blended smoothly.
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  2. Blend it until smooth and the batter is in a very loose liquid form and a pale yellow colour. If you use organic eggs or ones with very orange yolks, it won’t be pale yellow but just get the consistency.
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  3. Now get out your frying pan and heat it up on low-med heat and spritz it with a little canola or coconut oil. We keep the temperature low because the pancakes burn easily with the natural sugar coming from the bananas (I learned that one the hard way, I almost burned an entire batch of pancakes). Pour it from your magic bullet to however large you want your pancakes to be. If I were to try and measure, mine were just a little shy of 1/4 cup.
  4. You’ll know when to flip when you see a few little bubbles appear on the top of the pancake, or when you see the edges of the pancake have formed and stiffened so that it’s easy to flip.
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  5. Cook until both sides are browned up nicely then put the cooked pancakes into your oven or countertop oven on the “warm” setting until you’re ready to serve them up.
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  6. I try to keep it clean with the fixin’s so I spread a little peanut butter onto each pancake and have a side of whatever fruit I have in the fridge.
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  7. Enjoy! Eat and remember to always eat breakfast because it is the most important meal of the day.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by and reading. Have a great day and let’s rock 2014!

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