Whether they're a regular breakfast choice, or a treat that you save for that one special day a year, there's nothing quite like these light and fluffy brunch favourites.
But what if you want to watch your waistline without sitting Shrove Tuesday out? This simple two-ingredient recipe could be the answer. Plus it's vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and contributes as one of your 5-a-day.
Pancakes are great, but they're nothing without the right toppings. Whether you prefer sweet or savoury there's something for everyone. Here's a list of some healthy toppings that will complement your banana pancakes. These are just a few of our suggestions, so feel free to get creative:
These tiny berries pack a real punch when it comes to nutritional value. Blueberries contain large amounts of fibre, vitamin C and antioxidants.
Another powerhouse of nutrition, walnuts are a good source of omega 3 which can benefit the brain, heart and skin. They are also an excellent way to add some texture to your meals.
A light spread of this on top of a stack of pancakes can really change up the flavour. Peanut butter is full of protein, vitamin E and minerals potassium and magnesium. It's worth noting though that, as with most nut butters, it is high in calories. Always choose one with no added sugar where possible.
|Typical Values||per 100g||per 148g serving|
|Energy ||122 kcal |
|180 kcal |
of which saturates
|3.7 g |
|5.5 g |
of which sugars
|14 g |
|21 g |
|Fibre||0 g ||0 g |
|Protein||5.9 g ||8.7 g |
|Salt||0.2 g ||0.2 g |
Bananas are a great source of potassium (important for your nerves and muscles). They're high in fibre too, so that's good news for your digestion. A diet high in fibre can even reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
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