Quick Fix: Cocoa Banana Pancakes

I think I made these more to fix my chocolate craving than my son’s, Lol! Anyway, we both scarfed them down at pretty much the same speed. These are super easy and can be whipped up in a jiffy!

Since I experimented with these, I won’t be able to give you the exact measurements for all. I just went with my gut on this one.

choco1Ingredients:

  • Un-Sweetened Cocoa powder
  • Organic raw sugar, to taste
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Egg
  • Vanilla essence, 2 teaspoons
  • One Banana
  • Butter
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  • Whole wheat flour, refined flour or self raising flour (any flour of your preference)
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder (optional, no need to use this if you’re using self raising flour)

Method:

  • Mix up all the ingredients as you would to make a pancake batter
  • In a heated pan, plonk on some butter and ladle out the batter
  • Cook until brown on both sides

choco2Serve:

  • Serve while still warm
  • Chop some bananas and roll them up
  • Dust the top with some icing sugar

Extras: Can be served with a layer of Peanut butter or whipped cream too and one can use berries instead of bananas. Yummm!!!

 

 

Almond Flour Pancakes

From cheelas to blini, here’s yet another variation of ‘The Pancake’.

Post contributor: Anamika Surekha

If you ask kids about their favourite dishes, pancakes will definitely be one of them. They can be sumptuous and healthy. A usual hot favourite with children, adults love them too!

There are many variations of pancakes and most of them can be prepared in a jiffy. Different ingredients bring variety to the usual fare. Pancakes made using the normal grain-flour are the most common but to bring novelty and an added punch of nutrition, one can make them with almond flour.

Almond flour is known to be very nutritious and has a distinct taste, no wonder that macaroons are so loved. It also serves as a great alternative to plain flour since it’s high in protein, low in carbohydrates and low in sugars. Also, almonds are high in monounsaturated fats, the same type of health-promoting fats as found in olive oil.

These pancakes are a storehouse of nutrients, which the kids will love!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4th Cup Blanched almond flour
  • 1/4th Cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 Egg
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1/4th Cup Water/Milk (one can adjust batter as per required pancake thickness)
  • Ground Cinnamon OR Nutmeg as per taste
  • Butter for pan-frying
  • Serving size: 3

How to Blanch almonds

Make your own Almond flour

Method:

  • Take all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and blend well. Adjust the thickness of batter
  • Heat a pan with a small knob of butter and pour a little batter on it
  • Cook the pancake until golden brown and then flip, takes about 2 to 3 minutes
  • Remove from flame when ready
  • Can be served with fresh fruit compote

 

About Anamika,

Founder of Wiseshe and babypregnancycare both very popular blogs for women, Anamika loves to read, write, cook and spend time with her 2 year old daughter.