Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, the start of Lent. In the UK we mark the date as Pancake Day, as traditionally it was a way to use up the basic ingredients.
I love me some pancakes, and whilst tomorrow evening we’ll probably just enjoy a pancake shake mix (due to working late/toddler bed time) today I’m sharing my healthy pancake recipe that we made on Sunday.
These beauties are made with just three ingredients:
– 2 eggs and an extra egg white
– 2 ripe bananas, mashed
– 2 tablespoons of spelt flour (or any flour you have)
1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl or jug
2. Add the mashed bananas and stir
3. Add the flour and stir until combined
4. Heat a non – stick frying pan or pancake griddle on a medium heat
5. Create small round pancakes and cook until the top starts to firm and bubble
6. Flip ‘Em and cook on the other side
Top Tip: you want to cook them gently so that they don’t burn whilst the middle is cooking!
7. When ready, top with your favourite flavours!
We chose peanut butter (Meriden crunchy), maple syrup and blueberries.
These pancakes are light, fluffy and naturally sweet because of the bananas. A great way to get fruit into fussy eaters as well!
Tomorrow night we’ll probably have an assortment of toppings including fruit, bacon, fluff and sauces, but no chocolate for me as I’m still on my chocolate ban, which will now last for the remainder of Lent.
Do you celebrate Pancake Day on Shrove Tuesday and what are your favourite recipes?