Pancake day always used to be one of my favourite celebrations of the year! It was my favourite dessert in the world, yet for some reason I would wait 12 months between eating them.
Once I grew up and I was allowed to make them whenever I want, I suddenly became ridden with guilt as soon as I went to pour sugar all over them. I then decided it didn’t have to be this way. If I experimented a few times, then not just could I get away with making some pancakes, but it could actually be nutritionally beneficial!
Whether this is a cheeky breakfast meal or a protein packed lunch, you can tailor them to suit your nourishing tastes. They are amazing topped with Cream Cheese Drizzle (recipe follows), but I also love them with just a drizzle of maple syrup.
Ingredients (Serves 6)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups of milk
- 1-2 scoops of Vanilla Whey Protein
- 1⁄2 teaspoon table salt
- 2 tablespoons (1⁄2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon almond extract
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 1 banana mashed up
- 1 handful of blueberries
- Sieve flour into a large bowl, while making a well in the middle. Break the eggs into the middle and begin whisking in.
- Gradually add milk to the mix while continuously whisking. You might prefer to blend if you have a hand blender to hand. Keep going till you can’t see any more lumps.
- Now add in all the other ingredients, while making sure to whisk them all into a liquid. If it appears a bit too thick, add a little more milk.
- Pour a little butter (or your oil of preference) onto a pan and begin heating it up. Once the pan is hot, pour the mix in and turn the pancake when the bottom turns golden.
Once it is made, you can add the topping of your choice. A soft squeeze of lemon adds some great flavour without affecting the health aspects. If you can’t eat all of them, remember you can wrap up the cooked pancakes in cling film and eat them at a later date, or you can even freeze them.
Great Alternative To The Less Healthy Options
Cinnamon And Almond Add Great Punch
Whey Protein Sometimes A Bit Lumpy
Could Be Sweeter