They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You see, having proper breakfast provides you with a boost of energy to get you through the day. In any case, missing out on breakfast and being on an empty stomach can lead you to being ‘hangry’, along with experiencing reduced focus. Hence, you need to add the right amount of nutrition to your first meal of the day, in order to ensure your energy levels stay intact, and you stay healthy.
So, what’s better than banana pancakes? You see, bananas are rich in essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. The high content of fibre ensures your digestion doesn’t trouble you and the optimum amount of carbohydrates add to your energy levels. The potassium found in bananas is important for our heart health and can regulate blood pressure level. What’s more, bananas also contain vitamin C, which is essential for a healthy immune system.
Here’s a healthy recipe to make banana pancakes for a dose of energy boost right in the morning!
1 banana, mashed
1 cup wholewheat flour
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp honey
⅔ cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp cinnamon powder
4-5 drops of vanilla essence, optional
Step 1: Start by mixing all the dry ingredients. So, take a bowl and add the whole wheat flour, baking powder, and cinnamon powder to it.
Step 2: In a separate bowl, mix mashed banana, milk, honey, olive oil, egg and vanilla essence. Whisk this mixture using an electric or hand-held mixer.
Step 3: Add the dry ingredients to this mix, and continue whisking till you get a fluffy textured mixture.
Step 4: Place a non-stick flat skillet on the gas stove. Add a teaspoon of olive oil to it. Keep the heat at medium.
Step 5: Now, take a big tablespoon of the batter. For reference, it should be about ¼ of a cup.
Step 6: Spread it a little using a flat spatula. Let it cook a little before flipping it to the other side. Adjust the heat whenever required. The pancake should be cooked till both the sides are golden brown.
Step 7: Repeat with the remaining batter, till you have the number of pancakes you need. The amount of batter will be enough to make four to five banana pancakes.
Step 8: Place the pancakes on a plate. You can add honey on top of them to enhance the sweetness. Feel free to skip garnishing your pancakes with honey, if you’re not someone who has a sweet tooth.
That’s all you need to do to get your plate of banana pancakes ready! What’s more, you can use low-fat milk in order to cut down on the calories. Vegans can use almond milk but make sure to add a whole cup of it. For this recipe, we’ve already replaced butter with olive oil. You can also choose to use coconut oil.
So, ladies, make sure you try out banana pancakes to start your day on a healthy note!