Banana pancakes

This recipe was created during my study “Global Nutrition and Health”. It is one of my favorite breakfast recipes and serves a perfect student breakfast.You only need three  ingredients and some of your favorite spices. It doesn’t take much time to prepare the dough and if you are a bit slow in the morning (like I usually am), you can enjoy a cup of coffee or Indian chai and slowly wake up while your pancakes are frying in your pan. Now you have a delicious and nutritious breakfast waiting for you to start your day.

Banana pancakes serve a great nutritional breakfast. They include all three macronutrients. Carbohydrates from the banana give the body it’s needed energy to get a good start to the day. Proteins from the eggs ensure for satiety and fats from the coconut oil supply the body with more energy and help us to store extra calories to consume during the day.

General macronutrient recommendations of our daily food intake:

Fats 20 to 35% of our daily energy intake.

Protein 10 to 35% of our daily energy intake.  

Carbohydrates 45 to 65% of our daily energy intake.

Banana pancakes

Ingredients 
Serves 1

1 ripe banana
Two eggs
Your favorite spices, I normally like to use a little bit of cardamom, vanilla extract and cinnamon (approximately ½ tsp. of each, depending on how spicy you like it).
Coconut oil to fry in the pancakes

Directions:
1. Mash the banana with a fork to a creamy consistence.
2. Add eggs and spices and mix all good together.
3. Heat up the coconut oil in a pan and fry your banana pancakes on each side for approximately 3 – 4 minutes. – To make it easy to turn your pancakes I always make the pancakes a bit smaller – I use approximately three tbsp of the banana dough for one pancake.
4. As topping you can use any of your favorite seasonal fruits or yoghurt.  

Note:
Because of the natural sweetness from the banana and the coconut flavor  you get from frying the pancakes in coconut oil, I normally like to enjoy the pancakes without any toppings. But to sometimes make it to a special weekend treat I like to top my basic pancakes with either some fresh fruits, vanilla cashew cream, syrup, homemade jam or once in awhile with nutella or macadamia crème yum!…. Like you see you are able to let your fantasy run wild.

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