Pancake day... ahem.. I mean Shrove Tuesday.. is around the corner (its next week). As I have been brought up going to Christian schools, but in a family and society that is pretty much atheist Shrove Tuesday has always been celebrated, but celebrated for the fun of making pancakes.
As a lover of all things healthy I have adopted this pancake recipe as my go-to breakfast. The average joe who is not bothered about eating healthy often looks at me in disbelief when I say I mash egg and banana together to make my pancake mixture. But what is so nice about fried flour and milk I ask? The sweetness of banana and flavour of egg goes together like Catharine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas; unconventional, unexpected, they look wrong together but they make a rather sweet and successful couple... so give it a go! Why don't cha?!
1) Mash banana, whisk egg with a sprinkle of baking powder all in one bowl
2) Grease frying pan with coconut oil. Sprinkle pan with linseeds. This is for added fibre and omega threes but also gives a nice crunch and helps with the non stick business.
3) Heat pan until hot then pour eggy mixture in the pan. Cook. Flip the pancake when you can see that it is mostly cooked and when you give the pan a jiggle the pancake moves in its form. So flip it then cook it for about 20 seconds more then serve on a plate.
Drizzle of coconut oil
Drizzle of honey
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Chopped roasted nuts
... the possibilities are endless
NB: They are not very filling so if you are not going over board with the toppings then you might want two... just saying...