My fussy little critters LOVE pancakes. This version uses a mix of spelt flour and self-raising flour, mashed banana and Greek yoghurt to create an alternative that is higher in fibre and protein. This breakfast is a surefire hit in our humble little kitchen almost every weekend.
There is a fine line between making meals the kids love and making a healthier version of said meals that doesn’t veer into ‘I no liiiiiiike it!!’ territory. I’m specifically remembering the time I crammed too much spinach into the spag bol and my munchkins just flatly refused to eat the dark green mince. #mumfail
This healthy version of pancakes or pikelets (pankeletes?), thankfully, is a breakfast the kids love. It covers all the key food groups, is easy to make and is delicious served drizzled with warm maple syrup (the real stuff from Canada; not the cheap, sh*tty maple ‘flavoured’ syrup that is made using more ingredients than I care to count!).
- 1/2 cup self-raising flour
- 1/2 cup spelt flour, raw sugar
- 1 tablespoon raw sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 free-range eggs lightly whisked
- 2 mashed, ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Organic virgin coconut oil for cooking
- Maple syrup (the good stuff!) to serve
- In a mixing bowl, combine self-raising flour, spelt flour, raw sugar and ground cinnamon.
- In another bowl, combine whisked eggs, mashed bananas, Greek yoghurt, milk and vanilla extract.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixing bowl and whisk to combine. The batter should be a little runnier than a regular cake mix. You can always add a little more milk if you prefer the batter to be thinner.
- Place a large non-stick frying pan on medium/high heat and add 1/4 teaspoon of coconut oil to lightly grease.
- Add ladles of batter to the pan – I tend to cook these slightly bigger than pikelet size because I am just too impatient to cook one pancake at a time. Wait until bubbles appear on the service and then flip to cook the other side. Repeat this process until the mixture is finished.
- Makes 9-10 pankletes. Serve drizzled with warm maple syrup.
This is one breakfast that I promise will be on high rotation in your house too!
Mrs. Magic Pantry XO