One of my fondest memories from back home is waking up super early in the morning to the smell of chocolate chip pancakes filling the entire house. I lived for the mornings where it was all about the rich, salted caramel syrup drizzled over that light, fluffy dream of egg, flour, sugar and gooey chocolate chip. They’ve had such a hold on me from the very beginning. I didn’t think I could ever have enough of them. But that was back when I was seventeen and my metabolism rate was faster than Usain Bolt. If I were to have pancakes in the morning now, it would mean an entire morning wasted, a burnt kitchen and me sulking the whole day because of how heavy and bloated I feel.
Lately, the only thing I wake up to in the morning is the sound of my alarm going off at 6am, screaming at me to get my bum to the gym followed by a hardcore study session. But, breakfast in bed on weekends is my idea of fulfilled life and pancakes are my downfall. So, I went on the hunt for and found a healthier and quicker way of making it in order to stop the horrible ‘carbicide’ that’s being committed in this household. I’m so happy to tell you that it’s made me stop my vigorous snacking throughout the day and it keeps my sugar cravings at an all time low. Also, it’s made my mornings a lot more productive during the week and breakfast is a lot more enjoyable.
What you will need
2 ripe bananas
3 egg whites
1 cup of blueberries
Pure coconut oil
Tropical fruits & summer berries
Mash up the bananas and separate the egg whites from the yolk. (You can use the egg yolks later to make a hair mask or whatever). Once the bananas have been mashed as smooth as possible, add the egg whites and a dash of blueberries into the mixture.
Instead of butter, melt some coconut oil into the pan and pour in the mixture.
Let the pancakes cook thoroughly until golden brown and then flip to the other side. Make sure you do this in low heat. I found myself having to go through a very messy episode of scrambled pancakes trying to flip them whilst the pan was too hot.
Drizzle some honey onto the pancakes in place of syrup and top up with some sliced fruits and berries.
At least now you won’t have to go through the trouble of doing an extra set of squats at the gym on Monday. You can thank me later!