Few things can top good ol homemade pancakes. I remember when I was little they were a treat that we would have sometimes after swimming lessons on a Sunday evening – topped with lemon juice and sugar, or golden syrup. Um, yum. There is something quite comforting and homely about pancakes, so it only seems right to be able to enjoy a clean eating version of them. They are yum AND healthy! Such a win.
Hands up who’s a peanut butter fan? I never used to be, I thought it was similar to margarine injected with peanut flavour and I found it super gross. It is now however, something I love (along with all other nut butters!). I like peanut butter with banana, peanut butter with honey, peanut butter with raw chocolate … peanut butter everything!! I opt for the natural variety – usually Pics (local from Nelson) – but it is pretty spendy. It’s a more thrifty option to make your own – I’ll put a post up with a recipe soon! You can buy non-natural brands but unfortunately folks, they aren’t super good for you 🙁 sob.
Anywho, as long as you have a decent blender, if you spend a few bucks on some raw unsalted peanuts it is easy to blitz healthy peanut butter up yourself. Such good news.
I’ll stop babbling now, give the below recipe a whirl if you fancy some delish, good-for-your-soul pancakes sometime!
Peanut butter and banana pancakes
1/2 cup oats (any kind!)
1 free range egg
2-3 tablespoons of milk (nut milk or whatever you usually use)
1 heaped tablespoon of natural peanut butter (add more if you want a more intense peanut butter flavour)
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste or pure essence
Berries/yoghurt/pure maple syrup/nuts/whatever you fancy for toppings!
Throw the oats into your blender and blitz until they turn into flour (for Thermomix peeps, about 5 seconds on speed 8/9). Then add everything else – except for toppings of course 🙂
Feel free to mash the banana a little if your blender isn’t super powerful, but otherwise it’ll get mushed in the blending process.
Blitz all ingredients until well combined (again, for thermie owners, approx 10 seconds on speed 7), and then cook as per usual in a hot pan with a little coconut oil melted to avoid sticking.
I like to make three or four smaller pancakes from the mixture, but do as you fancy. They have a good balance of carbs, protein and good fats (egg and peanut butter), and aren’t bad cold either if you want to save them for a snack on the go!
Then top with your choice of toppings and sit back, relax and enjoy the delight of a healthy treat!