Sunday, 30 June 2013

big stack of banana pancakes - under 300 calories!

It seems that I've become a little bit banana obsessed after discovering the banana oaty bites I posted about last week, as here I am with yet another recipe where the main ingredient is bananas! I actually don't like bananas - you will never find me eating banana on it's own, but I love banana desserts and I'm partial to the occasional banana sandwich to take me back to my childhood!

I can't take credit for this recipe, as I found it on the Blogilates blog (click here for the post), but I thought I would share it anyway. The original recipe has under 250 calories (I removed an egg yolk but added oats and peanut butter, so mine probably has a bit more!) and they're also gluten free, dairy free and contain no processed ingredients which makes them a huge stack of guilt free pancakes! They taste a bit like banana bread, but have the texture of a very fluffy pancake and feel like such a treat!

1 banana
2 eggs
2 tbsp of oats
1 tbsp of crunchy peanut butter
Handful of blueberries

001. Mash your banana in a bowl and mix in one egg, and one egg white until both ingredients are combined and the bananas are as lump-free as possible.

002. Mix in your oats and peanut butter. These ingredients are optional but I find that the oats help to bind the recipe and make it easier to work with, and the peanut butter makes them taste even more amazing and adds a bit of crunch to them.

003. Spray a touch of oil into a warm pan and cook the pancakes for 20-30 seconds on each side. These are quite difficult to flip, I used 2 spatulas and still struggled and a few fell apart. I think the secret is to make them quite small, which makes them easier to get a hold of to flip.

004. Pop some blueberries in a bowl with a teaspoon or so of water and microwave for 20-30 seconds before drizzling ontop of your warm pancakes.

Let me know if you try these! I think the combinations are endless and I'm already dreaming of adding a few chocolate chips, or mixing the blueberries through the batter, mmmm.



  1. Oh my god, these look amazing. Definitely giving them a go x

  2. These sound amazing! I love banana pancakes, but the ones I make aren't really 'guilt free' haha. Will be giving this recipe a go :) xx

  3. Yum, yum, yum! If only I had peanut butter in the house I'd be making these ASAP!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Sam xx

  4. These sound yuuummy! I love pancakes and I'm sure these will be no exception to my love!

  5. These look so good! I know what next Sunday's breakfast is going to be =)

  6. I saw these on your instagram earlier today, and oooh my god! Definitely trying these, as an 'excuse' for my diet ha!

    Louise x The Little Things

  7. Mmmm, your pancakes look amazing! My post on mine will be up on Tuesday ;) I like the idea of using oats though, guess that would make them more filling! I agree - they taste really naughty but aren't at all :) xx

  8. They're making my stomach growl! They look so yummy!

  9. I love this recipe and how it's on the healthier side! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo, Aman | coffee chic twitter

  10. Wow they look delicious, I'm definitely going to try them, there seems to be a lot of banana recipes around at the moment :)

  11. They look heavenly! Thanks for sharing x

  12. I cannot wait to try these!