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The Ultimate Weekend Banana Pancakes

 

This is my go to recipe when I want to make some thing a little bit special for the long, relaxing mornings on the weekend. This one also fills me with fuel for a full day. It’s the perfect (slightly indulgent) breakfast for those with an active lifestyle, or if you have a chilled day and just want something delicious…. that’s fine too. Lazy mornings with pancakes in bed = perfect start to a Saturday. These are also nut free, vegan, gluten free! 

So here it is: This makes 6 - 8 pancakes (perfect for 2)

YOU WILL NEED:

2 large ripe bananas,

1/2 Cup Buckwheat Flour

1 tsp of Maple syrup

2 tsp Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Sunwarrior as it’s all natural and super delicious)

1 pinch Baking Powder (This is optional as it is a chemical product… so it’s up to you, this just makes your pancakes super fluffy but you don’t NEED it. If you’re gluten free: check the package because some can contain gluten)

1 tsp coconut oil (for cooking)

 METHOD

Start by cutting the banana up and putting it in the blender with the maple syrup until it’s nice an smooth:

 

Then add all your dry ingredients to the blender and give it a wizz. If you don’t have a blender you can do all this by hand… it just takes a little longer.

Put your pan on a medium heat and add the spoonful of coconut oil to the pan, you don’t want it to be too hot because these can burn quite quickly. and you want golden brown pancakes… not black! Spoon the mixture into the pan. The size is up to you… but I find 10cm across works really nicely. 

 

After about 3 minutes or so they should be ready to flip, but you’ll know because they’ll come away from the pan really easily. One you’ve flipped them, let the other side cook then put them on a plate, ready to add the toppings!

 

Here you can get creative: these work with so many different combinations… The picture at the top has peanut butter between each layer, and crushed frozen raspberries all over, then topped with coconut. This is one of my favourites as I love the whole PB&J thing. I also love topping them with blueberry, banana and almonds…

Hope you enjoy this recipe! Have a lovely weekend everyone! 

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