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Banana pancakes - low GI recipe

Although there is fruit in this recipe, by using green rather than ripe bananas, this will help reduce the sugar. Will give you a great start to your day

  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 1
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Ingredients

  • 1 Banana, slightly green to yellow
  • 2 Large eggs
  • ½tsp Butter or coconut oil for cooking

Method

  • STEP 1

    Mash the banana with a fork

  • STEP 2

    Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk.

  • STEP 3

    Add the mashed banana to the eggs and mix until blended.

  • STEP 4

    Heat a frying pan on a medium heat and add the butter or coconut oil.

  • STEP 5

    Drop the batter into the pan (2 tbsp per pancake).

  • STEP 6

    Fry for 1 minute, or until the bottom of the pancake has browned slightly.

  • STEP 7

    Flip the pancake over (very gently as the mixture is fairly wet meaning the pancakes can break easily) and cook the other side.

  • STEP 8

    Serve warm with full fat Greek yoghurt, a few tart/sharp berries, nuts, mixed seeds and add sweetener or agave nectar if you wish.

These banana pancakes are a popular favourite. Insulin resistance is at its worst in the morning making breakfast the hardest meal to tolerate.

High protein breakfasts work the best, but if you're fed up with eggs in the morning and fancy a change, these banana pancakes (which are like a banana omelette) make a sweet alternative.

The fruit is the carbohydrate in this recipe. It is important to use a banana which is greener meaning it contains less sugar. If adding berries only add a few fresh or frozen berries.

If you have gestational diabetes and are looking for more recipe ideas like this one, check out the Gestational Diabetes UK website

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