Gluten Free Banana Pancakes



It's Pancake day next week, so I thought it would be nice to share a pancake recipe with you. This one is a real winner. It's gluten free, simple to make and delicious.


Top with whatever fruit you fancy, and add a glug of maple syrup if you're feeling naughty.


This recipe serves one, but feel free to size up the quantities to serve more.



Enjoy and please let me know what you think in the comments.


Ingredients

  • 1 small banana

  • 25 g oats

  • 1 dessert spoon of ground seeds (chia, hemp, flax, or a mixture)

  • 1 egg

  • 50 ml milk of your choice

  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder

  • coconut oil or vegetable oil to fry

  • Optional: fruit and maple syrup to serve


Method

  1. Place all the ingredients into a blender except the oil, fruit for topping and maple syrup and blitz until smooth.

  2. Leave for 10-20 minutes to thicken up

  3. Heat a non-stick pan over a medium heat, and add a teaspoon of oil.

  4. Place dessert spoon size blobs of pancake mixture into your hot pan.

  5. When bubbles form on the surface carefully flip them over and cook for another 30 seconds.

  6. Repeat until the mixture is used up. Place the cooked pancakes into a warm oven until they are all cooked.

  7. Serve stacked up with optional maple syrup and fresh fruit of your choice.

Health benefits

  • Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, vitamin B6 and carbohydrate

  • Eggs are a complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids. They also contain choline which boosts brain health

  • Oats can help lower cholesterol and stabilise blood sugar. They contain antioxidants including avenanthramides which are anti-inflammatory and help to protect against heart disease and high blood pressure. They are also packed full of other nutrients like thiamine, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, manganese, selenium and iron

  • Ground chia, flax and hemp seeds are a good source of protein and contain omega 3 fatty acids essential to heart health. They are also high in fibre to help control blood glucose and cholesterol.

To make vegan replace the egg with a table spoon of ground chia or flax seeds and mix with 3 tablespoons of water. Stir together and leave for a few minutes before adding to the rest of the mixture.


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