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23 February 2017

7 Healthy Pancakes | For Every Type of Diet

Pancake day is one of my favourite times of year - it's a great, guilt free excuse to sit around with family & eat tones of pancakes with all types of toppings! But this year, I am feeling creative & have decided to explore further than my favourite lemon & sugar topped pancakes. So here are my 7 favourite pancake recipes, for every type of diet...
Pancake Day Healthy Recipe Ideas for Every Type of Diet, Eat Clean, Protein, Workout, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb Recipes
1. The  P R E  W O R K O U T  Pancake | Banana & Oat Pancake
This carb & protein rich banana & oat pancake is the perfect form of energy to help you excel during your workout.
Calories  568     Carbs  86     Sugars  24     Fat  13     Protein  27
(average macros for the whole mixture - serves 3/4 pancakes)
 Pancake Day Healthy Recipe Protein Carb Rich Pre Workout Banana, Oats & Dark Chocolate
Ingredients
  150ml Coconut Milk
  50g Oats
  1 Eggs
  1 Medium Banana
  4 Sprays Coconut Oil
Toppings - Cinnamon, 5g Dark Chocolate Drops, 1 tbsp Honey
Method - Slice the banana in a bowl & then warm in the microwave, so that it can be easily mashed. Beat the eggs into the banana, then stir in the coconut milk, protein powder & oats gradually or blend together in a mixer if you want a smoother pancake consistency - you may find you need more or less milk to get the desired consistency. Mix thoroughly. Spray a frying pan with the coconut oil, heat the oil on the hob, then pour in the desired amount of mixture for your pancake. Fry on both sides, until golden.

2. The  P R O T E I N  Pancake | Peanut Butter & Banana Pancake
We all know the importance of protein post workout, but these pancakes are also going to refuel your energy levels, as well as your muscles!
Calories  496     Carbs  37     Sugars  21     Fat  21     Protein  39
(average macros for the whole mixture - serves 3 pancakes)
Pancake Day Healthy Recipe Protein Post Workout Banana & Peanut Butter
Ingredients
  1/2 Medium Banana
  1 Eggs
  100ml Almond Milk
  20g Peanut Butter
  10g Raisins
  4 Sprays Coconut Oil
Toppings - Cinnamon, 1 tbsp Honey
Method - Slice the banana in a bowl, add the peanut butter & then warm in the microwave, so that it can be easily mashed together. Beat the eggs into the mixture, then stir in the almond milk, protein powder & raisins gradually or blend together. Mix thoroughly. Fry the desired amount of mixture in the coconut oil, on both sides, until golden.

3. The  L O W  C A R B  Pancake | Vanilla, Strawberry & Coconut Pancakes
A nutritiously delicious low carb option, with naturally added sweetness.
Calories  386     Carbs  22     Sugars  16     Fat  25     Protein  17
(average macros for the whole mixture - serves 3/4 pancakes)
Pancake Day Healthy Recipe Vanilla, Strawberry & Coconut Low Carb pancake    Pancake Day Healthy Recipe Vanilla, Strawberry & Coconut Low Carb pancake
Ingredients
  20g Coconut Flour
  100ml Coconut Milk
  2 Eggs
  10g Butter
  1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  40g Chopped Strawberries
  4 Sprays Coconut Oil
Toppings - 40g Strawberries, 5g Coconut Shavings, 10g Honey
Method - Put the butter in a bowl & microwave until melted. Beat the eggs into the butter, then stir in the rest of the ingredients gradually or blend together, mixing thoroughly. Fry the desired amount of mixture in the coconut oil, on both sides, until golden.

4. The  1 0 0 %  C L E A N  Pancake | Apple Pie Pancakes
With 100% natural ingredients, this is a deliciously clean, guilt free indulgence, that both your body & taste buds will love.
Calories  307     Carbs  50     Sugars  40     Fat  8     Protein  9
(average macros for the whole mixture - serves 3 pancakes)
Pancake Day Healthy Recipe Apple Pie, Cinamon, eat clean, raisins
Ingredients
  20g Coconut Flour
  1 Egg
  100ml Coconut Milk
  2 Medium Cooking Apples
  15g Raisins
  4 Sprays Coconut Oil Spray
Toppings - Cinnamon, 1 tbsp Honey
Method - Peal & dice the apples, place them into a bowl & heat in the microwave, until soft. Put a couple of teaspoons to one side for the topping. Beat the egg into the apple, then stir in the rest of the ingredients gradually or blend together. Mix thoroughly. Fry the desired amount of mixture in the coconut oil, on both sides, until golden.

5. The  M A T C H A  Pancake | Green Tea & Berries Protein Pancakes
All the benefits of green tea are amplified in this matcha green tea recipe, which is complemented by the natural sweetness of the berry compote. 
Calories  415     Carbs  33     Sugars  21     Fat  19     Protein  26
(average macros for the whole mixture - serves 3/4 pancakes)
Pancake Day Healthy Recipe Matcha Green Tea & Berry Compote Energy Pancakes
Ingredients
  50g Coconut Flour
  150ml Coconut Milk
  1 Egg
  1 tbsp Matcha
  10g Melted Butter
  1/2 Tbsp Baking Powder
  4 Sprays Coconut Oil
Toppings - 50g Mixed Berries (such as raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries & currants), Cinnamon, 1 tbsp Honey
Method - Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, beat the egg into the mixture, then slowly stir in the rest of the ingredients or blend together. Mix thoroughly. Fry the desired amount of mixture in the coconut oil, on both sides, until golden. To make the berry compote to serve on top of the pancakes, heat the berries in a saucepan with about 25ml water, stirring until soft. The cinnamon & honey toppings will then take away some of the berries' sharpness, without adding additional sugar.

6. The  G L U T E N / D A I R Y  F R E E  Pancake | Chocolate Banana Pancakes
A deliciously rich gluten & dairy free alternative to chocolate topped pancakes. 
Calories  429     Carbs  83     Sugars  15     Fat  6     Protein  11
(average macros for the whole mixture - serves 3/4 pancakes)
Pancake Day Healthy Recipe Chocolate & Banana Gluten Free & dairy Free Pancake Recipe  Pancake Day Healthy Recipe Chocolate & Banana Gluten Free & dairy Free Pancake Recipe  Pancake Day Healthy Recipe Chocolate & Banana Gluten Free & dairy Free Pancake Recipe
Ingredients
  60g Oats
  1 Medium Banana
  100ml Coconut Milk
  2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  1/2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  4 Sprays Coconut Oil
Toppings - Cinnamon, 1 tbsp Honey
Method - Slice the banana in a bowl & warm in the microwave, so that it can be easily mashed. Save some of the banana for the topping. Gradually stir in the rest of the ingredients or blend together. Mix thoroughly. Fry the desired amount of mixture in the coconut oil, on both sides, until golden.

7. The  V E G A N  Pancake | Blueberry, Lemon & Poppy Seed Pancake
A sweet naturally sweet combination of ingredients - 100% clean & vegan. 
Calories  427     Carbs  71     Sugars  18     Fat  7     Protein  13
(average macros for the whole mixture - serves 3/4 pancakes)
Pancake Day Healthy Recipe Blueberry, Lemon & Poppy Seeds, Vegan Pancake    Pancake Day Healthy Recipe Blueberry, Lemon & Poppy Seeds, Vegan Pancake
Ingredients
  50g Blueberries
  60g Oats
  1/2 Medium Banana
  100ml Almond Milk
  1/2 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  1 tbspn Lemon Zest
  1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  4 Sprays Coconut Oil
Toppings - Cinnamon, 1 tbsp Honey
Method - Take 20g of the blueberries to make into a compote for the topping - heat the berries up in a saucepan with about 10ml water, stir until soft. Slice the banana in a bowl & warm in the microwave, so that it can be easily mashed. Gradually stir in the rest of the ingredients, but not the blueberries, or blend together. Fry the desired amount of mixture in the coconut oil, on both sides, until golden, scattering the blueberries onto the pancake when frying, to cook them into the pancake.

And if you're feeling really naughty, here is a bonus recipe...

8. The  I N D U L G E N T  Pancake | Double Chocolate & Raspberry Pancakes
If you like sweet, then this is the pancake for you. An indulgent treat, for this once a year occasion. 
(serves 3/4 pancakes)
Pancake Day Healthy Recipe Double Chocolate Pancake with Raspberries, Indulgent Pancakes  Pancake Day Healthy Recipe Double Chocolate Pancake with Raspberries, Indulgent Pancakes  Pancake Day Healthy Recipe Double Chocolate Pancake with Raspberries, Indulgent Pancakes
Ingredients
  1 Egg
  150ml Milk
  100g Flour
  4 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  2 tbsp Sugar
  1 tbsp Baking Powder
  20g Chocolate Chips
  4 Sprays Coconut Oil
Toppings - 30g Raspberries & Chocolate Ganache (50ml heavy cream & 50g Chocolate Chips)
Method - Start by making the ganache - heat the heavy cream in a saucepan & remove once it simmers. Pour in the 50g chocolate chips & let it sit for 5 mins. Whisk into a silky smooth ganache. Leave to cool before putting on pancakes. For the pancakes, mix together the egg & sugar, then add milk until thoroughly mixed. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients into the mixture - you may find you need more or less milk to get the desired consistency. Fry the desired amount of mixture in the coconut oil, on both sides, until golden. Serve with the ganache & raspberries on top.

Hope this has inspired you to get experimenting with your pancakes! Let me know which is your favourite - I think the apple pie one is at the top of my to try list!

PLUS exciting news - this lent I will be running a FREE 40 day challenge - Lean for Lent - where I want you guys to join me in giving up something for lent, with the goal to living healthier. To take part in the challenge with me, simply subscribe to Pin & Trim to receive your free challenge guide, which includes ideas of how to live healthier, 3 challenges to choose from & a chance to win a supplement pack at the end of it! Click the link here to join me in #LeanforLent - Subscribe & join the challenge now. 

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