Probably there is no one who can resist eating pancakes, especially the American ones. Children are the greatest fans of this delicious dessert and any household with children must prepare pancakes at least once a week.
They are a more modern version of waffles with the same delicious taste. Although they are completely irresistible, most of the commercial pancakes are loaded with bleached white flour, processed sugar, hydrogenated fats, gluten and many other ingredients.
This combination of harmful ingredients can do nothing more than risk your overall health.
This article provides you a recipe for delicious and in the same time healthy pancakes. The recipe uses just two ingredients that you probably have in the very moment, bananas and eggs.
Health Benefits of Eggs
Due to their powerful nutritious qualities, you should include eggs in your breakfast at least every other day. They abound in great number of nutrients and vitamins, such as:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B5
- Vitamin B12
Eggs are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein that help you lose weight and reduce inflammation. It increases the level of HDL or good cholesterol and thus prevents some heart disease and the health conditions with it.
People used to avoid eating eggs in general or they eat only egg whites because they believe the cholesterol from the yolk will build up the cholesterol in the body. But some studies have pointed out that the consumption of whole eggs has little or no effect on the levels of cholesterol in the body.
According to a study, 70% of the participants who ate eggs had no effect on the cholesterol level while 30% has some insignificant one.
Health Benefits of Bananas
Bananas are flexible and nutritious fruit. They can be easily combined with different ingredients and included in a variety of recipes. They are an important component of pancake recipe because they provide their solid shape.
They are rich in fiber and several antioxidants. Also, there are some minerals, vitamins and nutrients such as:
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Net carbs
A regular consumption of bananas regulates the blood sugar levels and reduces hunger. This is a result of the amount of resistant starch and pectin, two important types of fiber.
Both of these fibers regulate the blood sugar levels and if consumed after a meal they reduce the hunger by emptying and slowing the stomach.
Potassium is another mineral that effectively lowers the blood pressure. So, we can conclude that banana is a potent regulator of blood sugar, blood pressure and overall heart health.
Recipe for Banana-Egg Pancake
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup of ripe, mashed bananas
Method of preparation:
- Put the eggs and bananas in a bowl and mix them well.
- Put ¼ of the mixture on a pan over medium heat. When it bubbles, flip the other side in order to cook the other side.
- Make the rest of the pancakes in the same way. You will probably get 4-5 pancakes.
So simple, isn’t it? An easy step to super delicious pancakes which can improve your health and help you lose weight as well.