Pancake Day! - Fitlife

Pancake Day!

Shrove Tuesday is fast approaching (28th February) – our favourite day or the year here at Fitlife! Smothered in banana and peanut butter is our favourite! Our nutritionist Molly has given you her healthy pancake recipes to use if you want to stuff your face with pancakes without the guilt of consuming half a bag of sugar! Molly has created two bases for you to try and various toppings – so get flipping guys and don’t forget to tag us in your pancake pics on instagram or Facebook!

BASE

Easy Banana Pancakes

2 Eggs

2 Bananas

½ Tsp Baking Soda

1 Tsp Cinnamon

  1. In a blender or Nutribullet add all the ingredients and blend together to make your pancake batter.
  2. In a frying pan, heat a little coconut oil.
  3. Once the pan is very hot and the oil has melted, dollop the mixture into the pan.
  4. Leave until the pancake batter starts to bubble then flip over to cook the other side.
  5. Stack them up and add one of the toppings below.

Protein Pancakes

150g Egg Whites

25g Protein Powder

½ Tsp Baking Soda

¼ Tsp Salt

  1. In a blender or Nutribullet add all the ingredients and blend together to make your pancake batter.
  2. In a frying pan, heat a little coconut oil.
  3. Once the pan is very hot and the oil has melted, dollop the mixture into the pan.
  4. Leave until the pancake batter starts to bubble then flip over to cook the other side.
  5. Stack them up and add one of the toppings below.

TOPPINGS

Maple Bacon

1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup

2 Rashers of Smoked Bacon

  1. In a pan add your bacon then turn on the heat.
  2. Leave to cook into crispy.
  3. Serve on top of your pancakes with a drizzle of maple syrup.

Caramelised Banana and Peanut Butter

1 Banana

5g Coconut Oil

½ Salt

1 Tbsp. Peanut Butter

  1. In a pan melt the coconut oil, then add the chopped banana.
  2. Sprinkle over some salt and cinnamon, flipping the banana pieces over to caramelize both sides.
  3. Add on top of your pancakes with a dollop of peanut butter.

Cherry Bakewell

60g Frozen Cherries

20g Dark Chocolate

10g Flaked Almonds

  1. In a microwavable bowl, add your cherries and heat till soften for around 1 minute.
  2. Pour on top of your pancakes and add the chocolate. I suggest either grated or chopping the chocolate into small chunks.
  3. Finish off with a sprinkling of flaked almonds.

Blueberry and Yoghurt

80g Blueberries

30g 0% Greek Yoghurt or Coconut Yoghurt

10g or 1 Tbsp. Honey

  1. Heat the blueberries in the microwave or pan till soft and warm.
  2. Pour over your pancakes, topping with a dollop of yoghurt and a squeeze of honey.

Healthy ‘Nutella’ and Strawberries

 80g Fresh Strawberries

1 Tbsp. Hazelnut Butter (any nut butter works)

20g/2 Squares 85% Dark Chocolate

  1. In a microwavable bowl add the hazelnut butter and dark chocolate.
  2. Blast for 30 seconds, then mix, and repeat until your chocolate melts into the hazelnut butter.
  3. Pour your ‘nutella’ on top of your pancakes and top with fresh strawberries.