In this house, we LOVE pancakes! There was a while when the first thing Anniston would ask for every single morning was pancakes (or as she calls them “can-cakes”)… In the past I’ve tried dozens of pancake recipes- both homemade and store-bought mixes, searching for a healthy alternative to this wonderful breakfast item.
I think I finally found the pancake recipe I’ve been searching for. Healthy banana pancakes- and they are 21 Day Fix approved! Not only that, but on 21-day fix, 1 pancake is considered a full yellow serving, but with these, you can eat 3 pancakes for ½ a yellow, ½ a red, and ½ purple serving- so you more bang for your buck, plus get fruit and protein in there too!
½ cup unsweetened applesauce (I use a 4oz applesauce cup)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth (about 30 seconds)
Pour onto a lightly greased griddle or griddle pan (I use a very small amount of real, unsalted butter)
Cook until lightly brown on both sides
Drizzle with 1 tsp of 100% pure maple syrup (optional- my daughter eats them plain and loves them- I’ve made them 2 days in a row!) Bonus
Add your favorite fruit (blueberries, strawberries, peaches, etc) or dark chocolate chips to the batter when the pancakes are on the griddle for an extra “sweet” start to your morning!