Spring time always puts me in a good mood. Something about the sunshine mixed with London’s cool city breeze. I’m lucky enough to live in the side of London that’s known for its copious amount of parks and woodlands so the air is particularly clear.
The one thing I’ve been trying to do as summer time is getting closer, is to try and lose some extra pounds I picked up during the Christmas holidays. (NO REGRETS!)
During this time, I’ve attempted to create my favourite recipes and make them into something a little less fatty or at least a little healthier if at all possible. One of my favourite finds is Banana fritters… without flour or milk!!! They’re like protein pancakes and they actually taste pretty damn good!
- 2 Ripened bananas
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 Tsp. Nutmeg
- 1 Pinch of Salt
- 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
(This should make you 4 to 5 small pancakes)
First, mash the bananas in a bowl until it looks like baby food. No lumps if you can be bothered to mash for that long but I kind of like the lumps of banana inside the pancake when it’s cooked. After mashing them up to the consistency of your liking, add the cinnamon, Nutmeg and salt then mix together.
Now heat a frying pan to medium heat and pop your tablespoon of Coconut oil into the pan and let it melt (if you have the solid one if you have the liquidated one then just let it heat up and spread it across the pan)
Now add the eggs to your mix (If you want to make it really healthy only add one yolk and then two egg whites.) and mix it all in until it is well combined.
Your pan should be hot by now do add a large spoonful of your mix to the greased pan and wait until the mixture rises and produces bubbles at the top until you flip it over to cook the other side. Your cooked side should be nice and brown. Each pancake should take one minute on each side.
Now for the fun part! After you’ve finished cooking your pancakes and I am sure that they look mouth wateringly good and now is the time to add some optional flavours to your breakfast. I usually go with some fruit like raspberries and bananas with a drizzle of maple syrup.
You can also choose chocolate syrup with banana bits, or perhaps the classic lemon and sugar (but that would not make it as healthy because of all of the sugar)
So however you decorate your pancakes, think healthy, think colourful and have fun!