Thursday, October 24, 2013

Healthy Wholemeal Banana and Cinnamon Pancakes

Healthy Wholemeal Banana and Cinnamon Pancakes

My family love French crepes, but they rarely get a run at the Beach House, because they are definitely only sometimes food.  I am not advocating you eat these ones every day either, but as part of a well balanced and healthy diet, they are fine for a Sunday family breakfast.  They are certainly a healthier option than their French cousins.

And so it was last Sunday, that I felt motivated to whip up these yummy pancakes for breakfast.  You can see it is breakfast time, because the light was a little harsh for food photography.

My sweet little hand model helped cook the pancakes and I wouldn't be lying, if I said it would be a great pleasure to me, if she was to make a career out of food.  I wish I had, so I am giving her every opportunity to develop a meaningful and creative relationship with food, at my apron strings.

There was a squeal of delight as the biggest Beach House Brat walked out onto the deck for breakfast that morning too.  He gobbled them up and disappeared back to the media room.  Personally, I wish X box never graced the face of the earth, but it is our reality and we have to deal with it.  At least we are eating well.

Wholemeal Banana and Cinnamon Pancakes
Makes about 12 pancakes

1.5 cups wholemeal self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon bi carb of soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 eggs
1.5 cups skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
3 bananas 
oil spray for frying
maple syrup and yoghurt to serve

Combine flour, bicarb of soda and cinnamon in a bowl.
Mash 2 bananas and reserve one to slice as a garnish.
Separate eggs whites and yolks into bowls.
Whisk skim milk, vanilla and maple syrup into the yolks.
Fold egg yolk mixture and mashed bananas into the flour.  Use a whisk to remove any lumps.
Beat egg whites until soft peaks form and gently fold into the pancake batter.
Spray a small (23cm) non stick pan with oil and place over a moderate heat.  Ladle (3/4 full) the mixture into the pan.
Swirl around the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes until small bubbles form.
Gently loosen the pancake and flip.
Stack the pancakes on a serving plate.
Garnish with sliced banana, drizzle with pure maple syrup and serve with yoghurt.

These pancakes were even delicious straight out of the fridge as left overs, with a cup of tea on a hot day.

For all my other sweet and easy treats and baking ideas you can find them here.

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  1. Beautiful pics and yummy recipe Carolyn. I love nana anythings! x

  2. Looks just like my breakfast this morning, my 11yo always cooks pancakes when it is turn to do breakfast!

  3. Its my favourite Sunday morning breakfast. I should try them with wholemeal next time, for everyone's benefit.

    Anne xx

  4. I love the look of these pancakes. I saw the image on FB and thought they looked really good. What a lovely start to the day! And they look so good for you - you even have fruit in there! xx

  5. What a fantastic photograph - well done you!! Recipe looks good too, very healthy and tasty.

  6. Oh yummy. Thanks for the recipe. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  7. Oh. These look so delicious! I love pancakes and make them a lot for my boys on the weekends. I can't wait to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing on Saturday Night Fever - pinning now! Hope to see you back tomorrow!


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