By now it should be obvious that I adore pancakes…..and I’m always looking for ways to boost their nutritional value (I love Betty Crocker too but the oil, white flour, and sugar have GOT to go!) So I developed a list of things I want my pancakes to provide, and slowly I will work through that list and deliver you the best version of recipes I can 🙂 Promise!
This recipe has something in it I don’t often use, and many of you may not have heard of it before : Psyllium Husk
It’s the ingredient that makes the batter for this recipe very thick, as it is super absorbent. Psyllium is a seed native to India, and is a major provider of fibre…something a lot of us don’t consume enough of. Just 1 tablespoon (of psyllium) provides 5g of fibre, and only 20 calories!! Needless to say it’s great for all sorts of recipes, added to cereal, or sprinkled atop any meal you’re sitting down with. Just know that if you are working on adding more fibre to your diet, remember to start slow and stay hydrated! Too much at once can cause constipation and belly problems…and we don’t need that! To read more about psyllium click here, it’s a very useful player for a healthy diet!
If you make these and are expecting a pancake that will crisp or flatten, they won’t. What they will do is be chewy, fluffy, and delicious. As per the recipe, I was able to make 3 average sized pancakes, perfect for 1 person. Adjust as necessary if you are cooking for more people, or if you just want more to eat!
Banana Blueberry Pancakes
1/2 Ripe Banana (about 50G)
1/4 Cup Blueberries (about 30g)
1/3 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
1 Tablespoon Psyllium Husk Powder
1/4 Cup Oat Flour
3 TB Stevia (or sweetener of choice)
* Heat your pan over medium-low heat, using a bit of oil if it’s not a non-stick
* Mash your banana in a medium size bowl
* Add all other ingredients-except the berries– and stir until combined
* If you find the batter way too thick, feel free to slowly add more milk until it’s to your liking, it may affect the fluffiness though!
* You can add the berries now, or be like me and place a couple into each pancake once you pour the batter on your pan
* Flip after @1-2 minutes, and repeat on second side
* Garnish with more sliced banana and berries, syrup, yogurt, etc.
Stay tuned for more pancakes over the coming weeks, I’m on a mission!!