It is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In fact there’s a saying;
“Breakfast like a King
Lunch like a Prince
Dinner like a Pauper”
Whilst my daily meals don’t necessarily follow this, I do love a good breakfast.
For years I couldn’t eat breakfast first thing in the morning. Then when I started exercising more and cleaning up my diet I realised how well I function for the rest of the day when I’ve had a good breakfast. I don’t get a mid-morning or mid-afternoon slump and I don’t have the constant feeling of needing more to eat. You know the feeling, that no matter what you eat you don’t feel satisfied? I’ve found that having a healthy, balanced breakfast gets rid of those feelings for me. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t make pancakes everyday as I don’t have time and it would get boring, but these are great to make on a relaxed weekend morning.
I normally serve mine with berries and yoghurt but a drizzle of nut butter over them would be tasty too.
Makes approx. 5 pancakes
-2 tsp. coconut oil or olive oil
-1 very ripe banana, mashed
-2 eggs, beaten
-3 Tbsp. gluten free oats
-pinch of cinnamon (optional)
How To Make
In a bowl mix together the banana, eggs, oats and cinnamon (if using). Stir until fully combined.
Place 1 teaspoon of oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add 2 tablespoons of pancake mixture to the pan.
Cook for 2 minutes, until brown then flip over and cook until brown on the other side. Remove to a plate and cover to keep warm.
Repeat until all the pancake mixture is used up. Add the extra teaspoon of oil to the pan when it starts to dry out.
Serve with berries and yoghurt or as you like!