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National Pancake Day: Banana Nut Pancakes

Posted Mar 01 2011 10:26am

Happy March everyone! Apparently it’s National Pancake Day–what kind of foodie would I be if I didn’t celebrate? In honor of this marvelous day, I’ve whipped up some healthy banana nut pancakes courtesy of Skinny Taste .

Photo courtesy of unamericanaincucina.com-forgive me, my camera is acting up!

 

Why are they nutritious you ask? Here’s the scoop: Bananas are chock full of fiber, so they help  keep you fuller longer. The walnuts offer plenty of protein, and add a delightful crunch. I decided to use agave syrup as opposed to the regular ole’ Maple that I usually don my pancakes with (it has a lower glycemic index).

The pancakes went perfectly with french vanilla coffee! So scrumptious :)  Want to try it too? Here’s the recipe:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large banana, very ripe, mashed
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts (optional)
  • butter flavor cooking spray

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Combine milk, egg white and mashed bananas in a bowl and mix until smooth. Combine wet ingredients with the dry and mix well with a spoon until there are no more dry spots. Don’t over-mix.

Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Spray oil to lightly coat and pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter. When the pancake starts to bubble and the edges begin to set, flip the pancakes. Repeat with the remainder of the batter.

Makes about 3 cups of batter which yields 12 pancakes.


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