Hey there healthy beans. It’s been a little while since my last post – and I blame the bloody delicious sunshine. The early summer heat that calls to me every morning, afternoon and evening – whispering to get outside, to ignore my phone, laptop and camera, to get in the water, read a book, go for walk. And friends I’ve been answering the call with gusto.
So it was going to take something special to snap me out of my sunshine coma – and these flourless pancakes are so simple and awesome they did just that. After demolishing my third batch in a week – I realised I had to share them with you guys – along with 4 other things I’ve been crushing on this week.
Flourless banana pancakes
There are 3 things that make my ideal recipe; it’s got to be healthy, relatively simple, and contain no out-there ingredients I have to go and search for every time I want to cook it. To say these pancakes hit the mark is an understatement. I honestly don’t know how my breakfast routine existed BP (before pancakes).
Buried deep inside one of my favourite cookbooks The Green Kitchen, I had previously flicked past the recipe many times before actually registering the ingredients properly. I guess I thought they were your standard pancakes – how wrong I was! Banana, egg, coconut. That’s it. Once you make these you’ll forget why you used flour and sugar in your pancake batter, ever.
Sweet, thick and full of healthy protein – they make a perfectly nourishing breakfast, morning snack or post-workout meal. They take me approximately 5 minutes to make – from mixing the batter together to flipping them on the pan. Not too shabby. The best part – I literally always have the ingredients on hand to whip these up whenever I get a hankering. Which currently is all the time.
What you’ll need
Recipe originally found in the Green Kitchen Stories cook book. I omitted blueberries from the batter in my version as I found they fell out of the pancakes as they cooked – and I preferred just to pile them on top fresh! I also reduced the quantities slightly to make less pancakes.
Makes about 6 small pancakes
- 2 ripe bananas
- 3 free range organic eggs
- 1/3 cup desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
How to go about it
Mash the bananas in a medium sized bowl. Add the eggs, coconut and cinnamon and whisk together.
Cook pancakes over medium heat with a little coconut oil in the pan. Cook for 2 minutes on one side, and 1 on the other (or until golden brown). Enjoy!
Here’s some other things I’ve been digging this week…
1. Thug Kitchen
Ready to give a f*ck about your food? The straight talking owners of the vegan blog Thug Kitchen have put their favourite swear words into a sweet-ass cook book. A most awesome present for the food-loving lad in your life, these recipes are best cooked listening to some dirty dirty rap. Check it out.
2. ‘Healthwashing’ & not so healthy Boost Juice
This article by the Whole Daily resonates with me – and my frustration in the way supposed ‘health food’ is marketed to women and parents. It also delves into the ‘healthwashing’ of products by trusted brands (think sugar laden cereals, muesli bars, sports drinks and yoghurts). An eye opener and well worth a read! Check it out.
Remember way back in May, I wrote about my journey of a girl learning to surf? Well, I’m stoked to say that I’m still at it! I’ve even crossed off a few goals of late– I have a brand spankin’ new board (best birthday present EVER) and this weekend I’m cruising up the coast with two girlfriends on a surfing/camping weekend. So you could say October has been a month of salty water love. The best bit? My new gurfer crew (girl surfers – how cool are we), who get thrown around the whitewater with me and pull me out there when I’m nervously contemplating waves over 2 ft. Also I own one of these. I think it will make it’s debut this weekend.
4. The Nursery Project
Rohan and Kate have matching kale tattoos. That’s just brilliant. The brains behind Whole Larder Love – one of my fav cook books (incredible design and photography!) they’ve recently kickstarted a new project – The Nursery Project – which aims to teach people how to experience real food. From growing and harvesting it, to cooking it in a respectful and simple way – their message is real. Based in Dalesford Victoria, The Nursery Project wants ‘people to get their hands dirty, minds thinking and bellies and hearts full.’ An awesome idea. Check it out.