Thursday, 15 March 2012
Sure, I love my waffles with syrup, pigs in a blanket, French toast and cheesy omelets, but I usually like to keep it healthy for the first meal of the day. If I shovel in the fat and sugar first thing in the morning I am left feeling sluggish and guilty. It is okay to have a heavy breakfast like this once in a while, but for every other day I use this easy recipe for healthy banana “pancakes”.
A blog I follow, Mark’s Daily Apple, featured this recipe. The site’s creator, Mark Sisson, promotes a natural lifestyle of exercise and diet the way cavemen did it. Most food items that existed after what Sisson calls the “Grok” days are not allowed (ie) beans, legumes, and sugar. I find the website very helpful towards my healthy lifestyle. I have a rule of 2-3 junky food items or meals a week along with going to the gym. That is how I am able to indulge on the things I love and love to blog about, like brownies, cookies and the like.
This recipe only has a few ingredients:
Banana Almond Primal Pancakes
2 ripe bananas
1 heaping tablespoon of unsalted almond butter
- Mash the bananas and the egg and mix well
- Warm butter in a pan and pour batter into small cakes
- Brown on each side and serve warm
So mine don't look exactly like Mark's, but they are close.
Sometimes I like to garnish a plate of these with agave nectar, honey, berries or more sliced bananas. These “pancakes” are positively delicious. The high fat content from the almond butter keeps you full for a while. The bananas also help you get those servings of fruit into your day.
Would you try this recipe? What is your favorite healthy breakfast food? How about your favorite not so healthy breakfast food?