Thankfifi- Super skinny blueberry pancakes-4

Operation beach body is in full swing and this recipe (suggested to me by a lovely reader Jules) is the perfect weekend breakfast ‘treat’.  Packed with protein and other healthy stuff but still with the illusion of naughtiness?  I’m in.  The husband deemed them ‘awesome’ and I’d say although you’ll not be fooled, they’re a darn good alternative.

I sprinkled some cinnamon on mine, a tip I picked up at the weekend, as cinnamon is known to increase metabolism for a short period after eating – perfect as pre workout fuel, helping you burn a few more calories – hey, every little helps right?  The husband went for a smear of peanut butter on his which looked pretty darn good and is also a great source of protein and healthy fats.

This recipe serves 2 making 3 pancakes each but, you know what, you could go right ahead and eat the whole batch yourself and your jeans are still gonna fit!

Super skinny blueberry pancakes
(serves 2)

1 large ripe banana, mashed
2 medium free range eggs
1/2 tsp butter (or low cal. spray)

1 cup blueberries

Directions

Whisk the eggs with until frothy before beating in the mashed banana. 

Heat a good non-stick fry pan on medium and add the butter or low cal. spray.  Spoon the pancake mix onto the pan.  They should spread as normal pancakes would to a circle a little larger than the palm of your hand.  Sprinkle approx. 8 blueberries onto each pancake.  Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Now you flipping skills come into play.  Get under them fast and flip – remember they don’t have the structural integrity of a regular pancake so any hesitation is potentially disastrous.

Cook for a couple of minutes on the other side until pancake appears cooked through and lightly browned to the outside.  Save those bad boys with your super quick spatula skills and serve up with another handful of fresh blueberries.

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23 Comments

  1. 18 Jun / 10:14 am

    Yum they look and sound so tasty! I love how they have so much banana too, my fave fruit! 🙂

    Away From Blue

    • Thankfifi
      18 Jun / 5:46 pm

      You’d love them if you love banana Mica!

  2. 18 Jun / 10:48 am

    These look fabulous! I’m making them on Saturday 🙂

    • Thankfifi
      18 Jun / 5:46 pm

      Tweet and me tell me how you like them!

    • Thankfifi
      18 Jun / 5:47 pm

      I know – and they’re still quite filling because of the egg

  3. Yellow Rose
    18 Jun / 5:10 pm

    Wow! How easy! Why didn’t I think of that? (Or anybody else, for that matter….) ‘Thanks, Fifi!’ (lol)

    • Thankfifi
      18 Jun / 5:47 pm

      ha! actually I can’t take credit, they’ve been done before many times on the web, but never by me before!

    • Thankfifi
      18 Jun / 6:37 pm

      my pleasure – sure you will love it 🙂

  4. 18 Jun / 6:34 pm

    totally trying to get beach ready too. Thanks for sharing this recipe!! Woo!
    xo,
    nancy

    • Thankfifi
      18 Jun / 6:37 pm

      every little helps!

    • Thankfifi
      19 Jun / 3:32 pm

      thanks so much for sharing the recipe with me and yes, really tasty 🙂

  5. 19 Jun / 12:51 am

    what a cool recipe – will have to try this out (except my spatula skills aren’t so hot!) – found you through jules’ blog 🙂
    — jackie @ jade and oak

    • Thankfifi
      19 Jun / 3:33 pm

      oooh, need to work on the spatula skills – at least it give you an excuse to try them more than once!

  6. 19 Jun / 3:27 am

    YUM! I’ve seen a few recipes with similar ingredients and am yet to commit to trying it. These photos are beautiful! So today is the day I give it a go! THANKS!

    • Thankfifi
      19 Jun / 3:34 pm

      let me know how they turn out kassy

  7. 19 Jun / 1:08 pm

    Just tried this with nectarines insead of blueberries and i love it!
    I linked you on my blog x

    • Thankfifi
      19 Jun / 3:35 pm

      oooh, yum! will be trying that

  8. Helen McEwan
    19 Jun / 7:09 pm

    Just had these little gems for dinner, they were so filling and totally scrummy

    • Thankfifi
      21 Jun / 8:56 am

      so glad you enjoyed them helen!

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