Healthy Banana Bread Pancakes

so it’s this time of the week again… it’s the time i wake up having no idea what i’m going to prepare my breakfast. it could go as simple as yogurt with granola or it could go as complex as a full, complete, mexican breakfast with “huevos a la mexicana”, chilaquiles, refried beans, freshly cut up fruit, and a glass of citrusy sweet orange juice.

but, this morning, i stood in my kitchen, clueless. i was standing there staring blankly into space trying to figure it out. then i realized what my craving for the day was. banana bread.

now, i didn’t want to just get up and start making an entire loaf. i didn’t even have half of the ingredients needed for healthy banana bread (even though now i’m starting to consider making it soon..) so i went back to my special brainstorming room, a.k.a. my bedroom, got out my notebook and started planning out the recipe. of course, i had my doubts. i didn’t want the banana to overpower the warm spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, but i didn’t want the spices to overpower the banana.

cooking, baking and pretty much anything in the kitchen is about finding the right balance.

and that, i did. oh, yes i did.

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banana pancakes topped with more banana, 85% dark chocolate shavings, and homemade cashew butter

okay enough blabbering. here’s the recipe.

ingredients:

dry:

•4 tablespoons wholemeal flour

•1/4 teaspoon baking powder

•1/8 teaspoon baking soda

•1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

•1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

wet:

•1 egg (at room temperature!)

•3.5 tablespoons plain yogurt

•1.5 tablespoons very well mashed ripe banana (~35g)

•1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

•1 tbsp light maple syrup (or honey)

optional stir-ins:

•chopped nuts

•healthy chocolate chips

optional toppings:

•more nuts

•more healthy chocolate chips

•light maple syrup/honey

•the rest of the banana

directions:

1. in a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients

2. in a separate bowl, whisk the egg until bubbly and stir in the remaining wet ingredients

3. fold the wet ingredients into the dry until just incorporated. stir in your stir-ins of choice but careful not to overmix!

4. leave batter untouched for 5 minutes while you heat up the pan and lightly grease it (i used PAM cooking spray)

5. pour batter onto pan (how much depends on how big/small you want your pancakes). mine made 5 small pancakes. leave to cook on one side for around 3+1/2 minutes, flip and let it cook through for an additional 2 minutes.

6. serve on plate and layer as you wish, top as you wish as well

7. enjoy!

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