Banana Cinnamon Pancakes
I’m always thinking about ways to boost the nutritional value of the food my kids already love … cue pancakes!
Most kids love pancakes for breakfast and they are super handy to pop into lunchboxes for a healthy treat.
It is enough for breakfast, and to pop into kids lunchboxes with a spread of raw honey and/or for savoury lunch pancakes. You can cook up the whole batch or save the wet ingredients in the fridge to cook up later.
If you’re looking for some lunch inspiration, take a look at my recipe ebook, Easy Wholefood Lunchboxes. It’s packed with 40 delicious nut-free, refined sugar free sweet and savoury recipes which have all been kid-tested and approved!
Most of the ingredients, like the spelt flour, buckwheat flour and aluminium-free baking powder, you can source from my one-stop-favourite-shop, organic wholefoods online store, The Wholefood Collective. They are wonderful value for money and they stock all my favourite products!
The standard pancakes I make my kids use low- gluten flour, good quality eggs, milk and butter, which are all full of wonderful goodness.
As an experiment, I decided to add in some extra protein/good fats/healthy carbs in the form of ‘seed-meal’ (my term for ground-up seeds). Adding in some ripe banana and cinnamon proves to be a great way to reduce the amount of sweetener required, whilst boosting that all important tryptohphan which helps to keep their spirits up for the day. The experiment was a success with the kids gobbling these down with glee!
To save time, you can even make this mixture the night before, ready to be turned into these tasty little delights in the morning.
Banana Cinnamon Pancakes
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup spelt flour
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons raw honey optional
- 1-2 cups milk we do 1 cup because we like a nice thick pancake
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 2-3 medium ripe bananas mashed
- Process seeds in a food processor until they resemble fine crumbs
- In a bowl mix the mix the seeds, flour, baking powder and cinnamon
- In a separate bowl mix honey, milk, eggs and bananas
- Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients
- Pop a medium frypan on medium heat and melt some butter or coconut oil (I like using a mix of both)
- Ladle in the pancake mixture and flip once sizzling
- Serve on it's own, in lunchboxes or with some whipped cream and berries.
If you make these pancakes please do take photos and send them to me.
You may also like to try my Favourite Granola Recipe too.