Saturday, 9 January 2016


I've never been one to eat breakfast, but with my "new year, new me" attitude I've started to try and get on board with what is often declared as the most important meal of the day. To do this, I've been looking for more interesting breakfast ideas to try and make it more exciting. This is how I came to make these banana and flax seed pancakes. Super quick and simple to make, it turns boring porridge oats into something that's worth getting up in the morning for. There aren't many ingredients to really talk about here. It's bananas, eggs, oats and some flax seeds. Flax seeds can be picked up in lots of large supermarkets now due to their increasing popularity but my tip if your in the UK is to keep an eye on Holland and Barrett's penny sale as I got mine from there at a bargain price.

If that is all, let's jump straight too it! You will need a small frying pan around 20cm in diameter and with that you can get around six pancakes out of this recipe below. Leave out the flax seeds if you like or replace them with another type of seed. This is such a great way of using up any leftover bananas (I use my frozen ones, hence why they are black in the picture below), grains or eggs you might have lying around in the kitchen.

Banana, Oat And Flax Seed Pancakes

2 Bananas
4 Whole Eggs
1 Tsp Flax Seeds
50g Porridge Oats

  1. Add all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until a well combined and smooth batter has formed. Leave the batter to stand for ten minutes.
  2. Lightly grease a frying pan and heat on a medium heat until the pan is hot. Pour in the batter so it covers the whole base of the pan and is about 1cm thick.
  3. Fry the pancake until you see bubbles start to appear on the surface and the edges of the pancake are starting to come away from the side of the pan. Flip over the pancake and fry for another two  minutes until brown and remove from the pan.

Repeat until all your batter has been used. You'll figure out how long to fry the pancakes for after you make your first couple. All hobs are different so use my timings above as a guide. If you find they have gone a bit cold after you have fried your last one just whiz them round the microwave for a minute or two to heat them back up. You can eat the pancakes as they are or serve them with a dollop of plain yogurt and if you really want to treat yourself you can spoon some lemon curd or jam through the yogurt to sweeten things up a smidge. If your trying to turn into the "new you" this year don't think you have to eat boring porridge for everyday. Turn them into these breakfast pancakes for a marvelous morning meal!

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