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Banana, Kiwi & Chia Seed Pancakes


A few people have got in touch through Facebook asking if it's possible to make protein pancakes without the protein powder so here it is...a powder free pancake recipe!

Even without the protein powder, these still provide a decent 20g protein serving. This one uses banana & coconut flour to keep the pancakes gluten free & provides a delicious, thick, fluffy texture. Topped with even more banana & kiwi they're delicious.

They're also topped with Chia Seeds which as well as providing a delicious crunch, are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients.

If you need more protein than the 20g provided you can either increase the amount of pancakes you have or top them with some vanilla quark or Greek yoghurt.

A great start to any day!

Servings: Makes 1 stack

Macros per serving:

326kcal / 20g protein / 48g carbs / 6.5g fat / 15g fibre

Ingredients:

100g ripe banana

50g kiwi

20g coconut flour

120g egg whites

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 tsp stevia (optional if you like things a bit sweeter)

1/2 tsp baking powder

Instructions:

1. Place 75g banana, coconut flour, egg whites, vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp chia seeds & baking powder into blender & mix well.

2. Preheat oil as desired in a good non stick pan (I used Fry Light 1 calorie coconut oil spray).

3. Pour in pancake mix (split into desired number of pancakes for stack). For perfect pancakes make sure the heat is not too high - this will stop the pancake sticking or burning on the outside before the middle is cooked through. You'll know when it's time to flip the pancake when you wobble the pan & the mix looks stable & "jelly like" i.e. no longer really runny on top.

4. Remove pancakes from pan & assemble however you like. Top with kiwi, remaining banana & chia seeds.

5. Eat! :-)

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