Banana and Oat Pancakes
It’s Pancake Day! Or better known as Shrove Tuesday, a day in which families combine eggs, flour and milk to make a food-stuff perfect for any occasion, never mind this important day in our calendar.
This recipe knocks up the health a tad with a mashed banana and oats thrown in the mix. Combine them with yoghurt, fruit and nuts and you have a perfect breakfast or sweet treat, great for all the family and also a superb post-workout snack (make a few in advance if you want).
Ingredients - Makes 6-8 (depending on size of pan)
1 banana, mashed
140ml milk (nut or oat milk perfect)
1 tsp vanilla extract
50g self-raising flour (or nut flour)
100g rolled oats
1 - Mix the banana, eggs, milk and vanilla extract in a bowl.
2 - Tip in the flour and oats and mix together thoroughly. You are looking for a loose mixture, the consistency of double cream. If it's too thick, splash in a little more milk and mix until you are there.
3 - Heat a little oil in a large non-stick pan (vegetable, sunflower, olive, your choice). Pour in 2 tbsp of the pancake mixture per pancake to make a round (you can get 4 pancakes in a large pan). Cook for a few minutes on a medium heat. Lift up with a spatula and if golden brown, flip and repeat.
4 - Serve with yoghurt, fruit, nuts and syrup (golden, maple or honey).