I love pancakes. There is nothing quite like a stack of pancakes covered in syrup on a Sunday morning. Sadly though, they are also packed with carbs and sugars. But there is good news. You can recreate that same comfort food using healthy alternatives – even fruits and veggies. This week, I am bringing you one of my favorite breakfast recipes of all time – easy healthy carrot banana pancakes.
I first stumbled upon this recipe years ago when I was having digestive problems and my Gastroenterologist put me on this doggone awful diet of meatballs seasoned only with salt, watered down grape juice and vegetables that had been cooked for hours.
As my diet progressed I was slowly allowed to add more in, which is when I found recipes for carrot and banana pancakes. At the time, I just made them with ripe bananas and eggs, or in this case, very cooked carrots and eggs. And they were so good! I’ve been hooked ever since but now add a little cinnamon and if I’m feeling gutsy, a splash of vanilla.
Now, I make them about once a month topped with honey and I tell you, I do not miss my old pancakes. Both carrots and bananas are naturally sweet so no added sugar is needed, plus you get a serving or fruit of vegetable in each meal.
Ready to try them for yourself? I thought so.
Healthy Carrot Banana Pancakes
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 cup of cooked carrots
- 2 Eggs
- 1 ripe banana
- Optional: Vanilla
- Optional: honey or maple syrup (to top)
Side note: This makes one serving so double or triple as needed!
HOW TO MAKE EASY HEALTHY CARROT PANCAKES
- Boil 1 cup of carrots and drain. They do not need to cook long. Just long enough to be soft. Test with a fork if you are unsure.
- Add all ingredients minus the honey in blender or magic bullet and blend until smooth.
- Pour into cold pan with coconut oil and let set on low. Since they contain natural sugar they tend to burn quick which is why you must keep the burner on low, and to some degree remain patient.
- These take a while longer to cook up their regular pancakes. They also are a little trickier to hold together so I’d recommend making mini pancakes instead of one or two large ones in a pan.
- Let cook until almost done and flip to make sure either side is cooked, too.
- Top with honey or maple syrup and enjoy!Want an extra dose of veggies for breakfast? Try this green juice that will also improve your skin or try these Berry Breakfast Bars from my friend over at Happily the hicks to get some extra fruit.
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