Strawberry & Banana Pancakes

Howdy Folks!

So, so, so happy that it s finally Friday!!  You don’t even know it!  I was good at the beginning of the week, but the weather has got me feeling blue and depressed.  I was wondering why I feel like this and I think it’s the gray skies.  I have no patience, I’m cranky, hard on myself and tired, it’s just gotta just be the weather or it’s simply just me (Eck!).  Well, at least they said the rain is suppose to stop tonight, no rain on Saturday!  Yah!  I guess I shouldn’t complain, since we haven’t had hardly any rain this winter, and so many other people have it way worse then California!  So I’m moaning and groaning over nothing.  Sorry for the rambling, thank you for listening to me.  Now let’s get to something way better then my mood!  How about a nice fluffy pancakes to start the weekend off right!!!

These are my newest creation.  Strawberry Banana Stuffed Pancakes with warmed banana and strawberry topping.  I am very pleased with these pancakes.    There so good, ohhh weee!  I am thinking of making them again this weekend!!

My Husband who never eats breakfast has been having my pancakes for the past 3 weekends.  I’m surprise he likes them since there made with whole wheat and yogurt.  He’s not a healthy eater but he gobbles up these pancakes before I can even finish taking photo’s of mine.

Strawberry Banana Pancakes

Ingredients:

1/3-cup Non-fat Greek Yogurt

2 Egg Whites

1/2 Ripe Banana, mashed (about 1/4 cup)

1/2-tsp Vanilla Extract

1/2-tsp Baking Soda

1/3-cup Whole-Wheat Pastry Flour

1/2 tsp Sugar

Dash of Salt

5 Strawberries, fresh, diced

Sauce:

1/2 Banana,mashed (about 1/4 cup)

5 Strawberries, frozen is best, but fresh will work

1 tsp. Sugar

Directions:

Mix together the Greek Yogurt, 1/4 cup banana, Egg Whites & Vanilla Extract into a small bowl.

In a separate bowl combine Flour, Baking Soda, Sugar, & Salt

Combine and whisk till evenly mixed

Fold in fresh strawberries

Place 1/4-cup batter onto non-stick skillet and cook till bubbles start appearing through the top of the pancake and then flip. NOTE: Cook on medium heat and I flattened out my batter with the spatula to cook more evenly.

About 2 minutes on each side

For sauce:

Add 1/4 cup mashed banana, 5 frozen strawberries and 1 teaspoon of sugar in a sauce pan (if you use fresh strawberries, add 1 Tbsp. of water to the sauce pan). Cook on low, stirring frequently until thicken about 5 – 7 minutes.

Evenly divide sauce over top of pancakes

Makes 2 servings – 4 pancakes each

Calorie per serving (4 pancakes total):  199,  Fat:  .09,  Cholesterol:  0,  Sodium:  382,  Carbs:  38,  Fiber:  5.4,  Sugar:  13,  Protein:  11.5

I love that I can eat 4 pancakes with topping for under 200 calories.  Syrup and whip cream not included in calories

Look how thick and fluffy they are.  If you haven’t already, you must try these pancakes.  You will love them!!!  In the summer I plain on making these but using banana and strawberry soft serve as my toppings.  Oh, I can’t wait!!

What I like about these pancakes besides that it feels like I’m eating dessert for breakfast, is that they fill me up for hours!

Well this past week for cooking has been flops for me.  I made pork tenderloin, but it wasn’t cooked all the way, so I messed that one up.  I made chocolate donuts and they weren’t great and tonight I made the most awesome meatloaf but the photos didn’t turn out like I wanted them to.  For some reason when I take pictures they look rounded, so nothing is sitting flat.  I bought the book Plate to Pixel, so I plan on reading that after I type my blog.  I don’t understand what I’m doing wrong, but practice makes perfect.  All that means is I can make my recipe again and this time make them even better!!!  So I’m up for the challenge.

For my fellow bloggers what do you find the most difficult thing when it comes to blogging?  The writing, picture taking or coming up with recipes?

Well I am signing off!  Have a wonderful Friday and check out Fabulous Fit Friday, just click the icon below and see the other yummy healthy recipes that others have posted.  I can’t wait to see what other people have made!

Have a great weekend!!!

Comments

  1. OMG these sound amazing. My husband is a nut for strawberry banana anything as am I. I can’t wait to try these one Sunday morning. They look incredible!

  2. This awesome and healthy recipe looks like it could come from MY blog! =) Sounds really delicious. Thanks so much for your nice comment at my blog…please come again soon. Do hope you’ll try the crockpot cheesecake soon. =)

  3. Oh…and to answer your question. I never ever have a problem with coming up with recipes…I have many in my drafts that I’ve simply not gotten to, and I’m pretty chatty, so typing the posts seem to take longer than they probably should, BUT the picture taking is definitely the worstest thing for me. I need a new camera and I need better lighting. I NEED HELP BIG TIME! =( I think your photos are just lovely! Keep up the good work.

  4. The Cafe Sucre Farine says:

    I LOVE pancakes and these are making my mouth water, It’s wonderful that they are so healthy and low in calories too!

  5. You are a pancake goddess! LOVE strawberry and bananas!

  6. I made these last weekend & they were ohhhh soooo good!! I used strawberry-banana Greek yogurt, and all I could find at my grocery store was white whole wheat flour but they were still delicious & had great texture. I skipped the syrup & doubled the topping, which was amazing…..I could easily see myself enjoying that on some froyo :)

    • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

      Oh I am so glad you liked them! Strawberry and Banana yogurt is perfect with these pancakes! These are one of my favorites! I have to make these again soon!!

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