Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Healthy Cooking: Banana Cinnamon Pancakes

With the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, eating in and cooking wholesome meals is not always the easiest or most convenient task to tackle.  Healthy dishes do not have to be complicated, time consuming, or expensive to make.  I hope my Healthy Cooking recipes will help you choose to cook and eat in more often. Bon app├ętit!

Banana Cinnamon Pancakes is one of our traditional weekend meals that my husband and I take turns making for the kids.  It's an easy recipe to make with your own favorite fruits and toppings.

You will need:
  • 1 cup plain flour (we use King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour)
  • 1 tbsp. organic granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. organic baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. organic sea salt
  • 1 egg, beaten (we use cage-free brown egg)
  • 1 cup organic low-fat milk
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp. organic cinnamon
  • flaxseeds (we use Bob's Red Mill Brown Flaxseeds)
  • 2 organic ripened bananas, mashed
  • organic powdered sugar for sprinkling
  • local honey (or low-calorie syrup)

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix in beaten egg, milk, oil, and stir quickly until moistened. Add the mashed bananas and however much flaxseeds you would like. Mix well. The batter will have some lumps.

Preheat a greased or buttered (unsalted) pan over medium-high heat. Cook pancakes on the hot pan, using about 1/4 cup batter per cake, more or less depending on if you want smaller or bigger portion sizes. Cook for about 2 or 3 minutes on each side. The pancakes are ready to turn over when the tops have bubbles on the surface and edges appear dry and starting to brown.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and honey. Feel free to cook with different fruits and serve hot with your favorite toppings. Serves 5. 


Rae said...

Hi from the meet and greet! Reducing food waste is one of my passions, so finding yummy recipes that use up bananas is just the thing. I know my daughter is going to love these so I will be trying them out this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!
Warm wishes
Rae aka mrs green @Littlegreenblog.com

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