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You won’t need to give these up for Lent

March the 5th is pancake day!!

So its nearly time to get out your frying pans and test your flipping skills.

Traditionally Shrove Tuesday is a feasting day as it is the day before Lent begins, when many people choose to give something up for 40 days.

But with these 4 healthy recipes for you to try there will be no need to give these pancakes up.

There’s nothing wrong with the traditional sugar and lemon (or even a little Nutella) but here are 4 new quick and easy pancake recipes for you to try.

Banana pancakes

You will need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup oats
  • ¼ cup apple sauce
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  1. Place the oats in a blender and blend until a flour forms
  2.  Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth
  3. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and pour a small amount of batter into pan, forming a pancake
  4. Cook for around two minutes until bubbles form, before flipping and cooking the other side
  5. Serve with your favourite toppings. Perhaps a little peanut butter and a little more cinnamon

Protein pancakes

Using the same ingredients as the banana pancakes however switch the oats for a scoop of protein powder (vanilla or chocolate works well).

  1. Place all the ingredients into the blender  and blend until smooth
  2. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and pour a small amount of batter into pan, forming a pancake
  3. Cook for around two minutes until bubbles form, before flipping and cooking the other side
  4. Serve with your favourite toppings. Perhaps some fresh berries

Chocolate pancakes

For this you could always make these Gluten Free by using GF oats

You will need:

  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp cacao/cocoa
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  1. Place the oats in a blender and blend until a flour forms
  2.  Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth
  3. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and pour a small amount of batter into pan, forming a pancake
  4. Cook for around two minutes until bubbles form, before flipping and cooking the other side
  5. Serve with your favourite toppings. Perhaps some natural yoghurt and fruit

Blueberry chia pancakes

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 half tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • Half a pack of blueberries
  • Natural yoghurt
  1. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl
  2. Add eggs, honey, yogurt, and milk and whisk everything together
  3. Last, stir in chia seeds by hand
  4. Heat a nonstick pan over medium and pour a small amount of batter into pan, forming a pancake.
  5. Cook for around two minutes until bubbles form, before flipping and cooking the other side
  6. Top pancakes with yogurt and blueberries

 

The great thing about these recipes is that there are not just for pancake day. Why not try them for breakfast or even a mid-afternoon snack?