Sunday was a glorious day here in California. It was finally warm out, the sun was shining and I feel so energized. Last week I kind fell off the nutrition and exercise wagon so this week, I am starting fresh and new. Sunday I woke up had my cup of java and then did 30 minutes of strength training, than I decided to walk to the store and pick up some groceries. I carried the basket with me so I wouldn’t overload my bags, but I kind of did. It was only 3/4’s of a mile home, but my arms were killing me. Than in the afternoon I was craving an ice coffee, so off for my second walk to Starbucks and of course Hubby asked if I could pick him one up. Fine I said, but I’ll tell you I hate carrying hot coffee, it makes for a long walk, especially when it splashes on your hand and there’s nothing I can do about it.
So today I have an awesome and I mean awesome pancake recipe for you.
These pancakes were unbelievably good!! So good that I might make a quick batch before work tomorrow. Yup there worth getting up 10 minutes earlier on a Monday, there that good! They are Banana Nut pancakes. They tasted just like banana bread, even Hubby loved them.
Your probably wondering about the shape of my pancakes, well I made them in a donut pan. Yup a donut pan! Talk about easy! They were the quickest batch of pancakes I ever made and no mess. I got this idea from the Spiffy Cookie. Erin posted pancakes in a donut pan a while back and I had that idea in the back of my mind since then. I just wasn’t sure if my yogurt pancakes would work with it. Well it worked as you can see. These pancakes turned out light, fluffy and perfect!!! Dam you Spiffy Cookie, Dam you! Now I’m thinking I may make pancakes like this always. It was so wonderful to have all the pancakes done at the same time and they are nice and warm.
If you have a donut pan, try your pancakes with them. If you don’t have a donut pan you can still make the recipe like normal pancakes, but I do recommend getting a pan because it’s fun! Don’t you think they would be cute to serve for Mother’s Day? Or to show some one you love them? I bought my pan from Target for $9.99.
I made these pancakes with banana, walnuts, greek yogurt and pastry flour. I know I said it before but dam did they taste like banana bread. I am so happy with them. I can see these will make a rotation in my breakfast’s. This batch made 8 hearty pancakes and filled me up for a few hours. There a healthy pancake! You have good carbs from the banana and whole wheat, good fat from the walnuts and protein from the egg whites and yogurt. Talk about an all around healthy pancake. It can’t get better than this.
Do you like my new plate? It was one that I picked up from Homegoods on Saturday. It was on their Clarence rack for $2.00. I wish I got a couple more, maybe I’ll just have to take a trip there this week and cross my fingers that they still have more. I love Homegoods, it’s so fun in there and you find so many odds and ends and you can’t beat the prices.
- 1/3 cup Greek Yogurt, plain
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 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
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp.cinnamon
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 425
- Spray donut pan with cooking spray, set aside
- Mix Greek Yogurt, banana, egg whites & vanilla Extract into a small bowl
- In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, sugar, cinnamon & salt
- Combine and whisk till evenly mixed. Fold in walnuts.
- Spoon the batter into prepared donut pan, filling about 2/3's full.
- Bake for 6 minutes
Calories per 4 pancakes: 223.6, Fat: 8.6, Sodium: 381, Potassium: 270, Carbs: 26, Fiber: 4.1, Sugar: 5.1, Protein: 12.7
I want to congratulate Brittany from Delights and Delectables for winning the Trader Joe’s Gift Card and Cookie Butter. I will put it in the mail today!
A special thank you to Erin from Spiffy Cookie for showing me a new way to make pancakes! You changed my pancake world! I can’t wait to see what I will create next! Also great job on raising money for the House of Mews. I made your friends banana bread and am throwing in a special treat, I will put it in the mail today.
With all that said, I am going to wrap up all the goodies and get that ready for shipping, plus I need to make dinner. Think I’ll make my Caprese Pesto Panini again. It was so good. It was all I thought about today!
Have a wonderful week everyone!!!