In the last post we established that breakfast is the absolute greatest meal of the day, for me at least. Thats why I could not resist presenting you with this long time favorit recipe of mine, which melts even the coldest breakfast heart!
I know that pancakes are a regular in many breakfast loving homes around the world, but in Denmark its not that common to eat a big stack of warm pancakes for breakfast, but why? I personally think that pancakes have gotten a bad rumour; as unhealthy, filled with sugar, fat and too many simple carbs with no fibres, just empty calories that takes your blood sugar on for a roller coaster ride. Unfortunately this can be the case with many pancake recipes, and why should these recipes ruin it for the rest of the good ones.
If you wanna make sure you get a healthy and nutritious breakfast that keeps you full and kicks of your day in the best possible way, I have gathered some rules of thumb that are easy too follow.
1. It should contain some good fibres and carbohydrates from whole grains.
2. You should get some fruit and/or vegetables.
3. Good and healthy fats as omega 3 & 6 from oils and nuts.
4. low fat milk products and/or eggs, which will provide you with calcium, minerals and protein.
5. Avoid too much or any added sugar, processed products and simple carbohydrates.
If you can nod to all of the above in the breakfast in front of you, you are definitely in for a brilliant start of the day! Luckily these pancakes of mine, which you are about to experience, have all of the elements and at the same time taste like a bite of heaven. I promise you these are addictive, satiating, tasty and soooo easy to make. You will never again question the fact that pancakes are a brilliant and healthy breakfast, and your kids, lovers and friends will love you for it!!
Pancakes w. banana & oats
Serves 2 for breakfast
1 big ripe banana or two small
2 large eggs
1/3 cup/ 1 dl oats
3 Tbsp quark/greek yoghurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract/ground vanilla
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp baking soda
Oil for frying
Extra: You can add coconut flakes, blueberries, lemon zest and more spices to the batter, what ever for prefer just play around!
1. Mash the banana. In a bowl add all of the ingredients and mix well together
2. Heat a little oil in a skillet and add 1 1/2 Tbsp batter per pancake, then use the back of the spoon to even out the batter. Turn heat down to medium/low. Cook the pancakes on the underside until the top starts firming up and look opaque, then turn around a cook until both sides are looking golden.
Serve pancakes with fresh fruit, yoghurt and nuts. Syrup is only for special occasions, or if you by any chance know the trick of adding syrup moderately (not many people master this)…Enjoy!