Blueberry Banana Pancakes

This week I am delighted to welcome my first “guest blogger”, Danai,  and her superb blueberry banana pancakes recipe. Make sure you check our her blog and more of her superb recipes like this one, there too! 😀

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Hi! I’m Danai and I blog at Living, Learning, Eating.

I’m a recent graduate of Harvard University, living and working in NYC as an actress, writer, petite model, and blogger. Healthy eating keeps me feeling my best, so I can keep up with my busy schedule!
But food isn’t just for function, it’s also for pleasure. Luckily, healthy food can be delicious! Okay, okay – this next recipe might sound like the brain child of a crunchy granola hippie. But trust me! My totally normal, American nine-year-old kid sister loved this recipe so much that she asked my mother to get the recipe from me.

 

Don’t be concerned with the color (or the fact that I’m suggesting you ingest spinach at an indecently early hour) just try this recipe and I bet you’ll fall in love with these blueberry banana pancakes. You probably won’t even want the plain white ones from the boxed mix any longer!
Blueberry Banana Monster Pancakes
Serves 3
 
* 1 very ripe banana (the riper, the better!)
* 1 cup fresh spinach
* 1/2 cup blueberries
* 2/3 cup chocolate soymilk
* 1 Tbsp maple syrup
* 1 Tbsp honey
* 1 egg
* 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
* 2 tsp. baking powder
*  1/3 tsp. salt
* 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
* Canola oil, as needed
1) Blend the first six ingredients in a blender until smooth. You don’t want any lumps left!
2) Pour the puree into a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the egg until well mixed.
3) Mix the dry ingredients in a separate small bowl.
4) Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mix thoroughly – but don’t overmix! That’s why it’s important to combine the wet ingredients well with each other first and the dry ingredients well with each other first.
5) Warm oil in a pan over medium heat.
6) Pour a third of the batter into the pan. Cook on one side for 3-5 minutes, until the edges are firm and the pancake is bubbly throughout. Flip the pancake. Cook on the other side for another 3-5 minutes, until firm. Remove from pan.
7) Repeat to make the other two pancakes.
Serve these blueberry banana monster pancakes warm with peanut butter, almond butter, maple syrup,  jam, or honey. And be happy that you started the day with such an energizing, healthy breakfast!
What are your favorite healthy breakfasts?
 
Are your weekend breakfasts more elaborate than your weekday breakfasts?

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