Friday, 29 May 2015

Low Calorie Banana and Almond pancakes


Pancakes seem like an indulgent, high calorie treat that must be avoided if you want to stay healthy. But in fact, with my healthy version of the recipe, not only do they taste delicious and fill me up until lunch, they're packed with nutrients from the banana, almonds and the sides of blueberries! And their low calorie total barely makes an impact on the day. (Oh and not to mention they're even sugar free!) So basically these are Super-Pancakes.

202 Calories (still only 307 with yogurt and fruit!)
Makes 3 pancakes
From prep to plate: Under 10 minutes


  • 2 heaped tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1 egg
  • 100ml almond milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • A sprinkle of Flaked Almonds


  • 1 Alpro soya flavoured yogurt or greek yogurt
  • 10-20 blueberries, or fruit of your choice

How to make:

Using a blender or electric whisk combine the flour, egg and milk until smooth and lump free, then blend in banana.

Heat a small frying pan with a little sunflower oil, then pour in 1/3 of the mixture, tilting the pan to make the mixture spread into a circle, it should be about 1/2cm thick. Scatter some flaked almonds over the pancake to allow them to sink into the mixture. When the top side starts to look set, ease a spatula under the pancake, and if it seems like it will hold, gently flip it over. Sprinkle some more flaked almonds onto this side, and leave to cook for another 1-2 minutes. Continue to flip every 30 seconds-1 minute until both sides look slightly browned, then serve.
I like to serve my pancakes with yogurt and fruit, my favourite combination being greek yogurt and passionfruit but in this recipe I used blackberry soya yogurt and blueberries. If you have hay fever, try adding a drizzle of local honey on your pancake or yogurt, as the pollen in the honey will help immunise you to the local flowers.
I make and serve each pancake 1 at a time so each one is nice and hot. 

I hope you enjoy them, I certainly do!


  1. Is that 202 cal per pancake or for 3?

    1. Hi Anne, If you eat the whole mixture it's 202 calories, and a total of 307 for pancakes with additional yogurt and fruit. Which isn't a lot for such a filling meal!
      Thank you for commenting, I hope you enjoy it! x


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