Healthy Pancakes

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Spinach, banana and oat Pancakes

These pancakes are delicious, and with Pancake Day fast approaching you can indulge as much as you like because they are full of goodness.
Made from oats, banana and spinach, so if you eat too many of these the only thing you’ll be gaining is nutrients! I love these pancakes, and they really do taste better than they look and sound.

Spinach is packed full of health boosting nutrients – one cup of spinach gives you TEN TIMES your recommended daily amount of vitamin K. I had never really heard of vitamin K until Amelie was born, and then suddenly I was very aware of how important it was. It helps keep your bones strong and healthy and maintains healthy blood sugar regulation. It’s also packed with vitamin A which helps to build your body’s immunity against infection as well as promoting strong and healthy skin, hair and nails! Other nutrients include iron, vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, potassium, B vitamins, fibre and protein all working to keep your body healthy and disease free.

Serves 6 pancakes

-1 banana
– 1 egg
– 2 tablespoons of organic oats
– 1 handful of spinach
– 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
– 1 teaspoon of baking powder (get gluten free)
– 1 teaspoon of coconut oil ( for cooking)

Topping
– 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt
– some blueberries
– some raspberries
– a drizzle of 100% maple syrup (check nothing nasty has been added)

Slice the banana and put into a blender or food processor. Add the oats, spinach, cinnamon, baking powder, and egg to the blender and whizz for a minute or two.

In a frying pan you need to melt the coconut oil on a medium to high heat. Add roughly two tablespoons of your pancake mix to the frying pan. The mixture isn’t as runny as your normal pancake mix so with the back of the spoon you’ll need to spread the mixture a little. However, don’t spread the mixture too thinly. When the pancakes are bubbling, flip them over.

You then need to top your pancakes with yogurt, berries and maple syrup. So tasty – enjoy!!!

I’ll be making these on Pancake Day : )

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