I remember seeing the blender pancakes on pinterest and my friend Kate was making them. I was happy making my Weekend pancakes and Almond and coconut flour pancakes. Then one day when we were in a massive rush my daughter was making a big fuss about eating pancakes for breakfast! Thus my venture into blender pancakes began!
Super easy and very little mess- however not the easiest pancakes to flip in the pan! So I started to play with the recipe just a little. The basic recipe is banana and egg in a blender! I add a bit of substance to that and a little extra nutrition. But still keep them grain free.
An adaptation of the pinterest blender pancakes to make them more substantial and easier to flip.
- 2 banana's
- 3 eggs (medium from pasture raised free range chickens)
- 1tbs almond meal
- 1tbs coconut flour (or you can use oat or buckwheat)
- Butter/Ghee for cooking
- Add all the ingredients to the blender
- Blend well
- Add butter to the pan when melted pour in pancake mix. These pancakes can be used for crepe style pancakes or thicker piklet style.
- When bubbles appear and the edges are cooked- flip the pancake over and allow to cook for a few more minutes.
- We normally have our pancakes with coconut yoghurt, maple syrup and berries. Or we will have nut butter and chia jam. Almost always we will have them with bacon and maple syrup- breakfast of champions.
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I use this pan to make pancakes for the kids. You have have two pans on the go while you make them as it is pretty difficult to flip them. I add ghee to the bottom of the pan so when you can see the bubbles forming you can just turn the pan over another pan to cook the other side.
Here are some more pancake recipes;
GAPS Diet Intro Pancakes from Honest Body
Chocolate stuffed pumpkin pancakes from Butter Nutrition
Gluten Free Overnight Pancakes from Kula Mama
Grain free Banana spiced pancakes from Healy Real Food Vegetarian
Paleo Pumpkin pancakes from Grass Fed Girl
The best from scratch pancakes from Life Sanity
Buttermilk pancakes and soaked pancakes from Our Small Hours
I make a batch a muffins a week to try and help fll up my kids. It is important to me that they contain lots of nutrition. I like to make things gluten and dairy free and I go through a lot of eggs so don’t always always have enough. This recipe is very easy to whip up as we always have all the ingredients!
Banana Mocha Muffin Bites
Gluten, nut, egg and dairy free. Yet still delicious and nutritious
- 3 banana's
- 2 tbs Kefir (any kind will do- I used Oat Milk Kefir)
- 1/2 Cup coconut sugar (optional)
- 1 expresso cup of coffee (decaf optional)
- Vanilla essence
- Hazelnut essence
- 1tbs Coconut oil (melted)
- 1 cup Buckwheat Flour
- 1/2 cup Raw Cacao
- 1tps Baking powder (Aluminium Free)
- 1tsp fizzy water (Optional)
- Heat oven to 200 degrees C.
- In a mixer or beat with a wooden spoon the banana's and coconut sugar. Add the other liquid ingredients (except fizzy water) and beat well.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the splash of fizzy water mix again.
- Add to mini muffin pans and bake for 15-20 mins until firm. Allow to cool.
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Vanilla essence (I use the same brand for Hazelnut essence)
Baking Powder (Aluminium free)
I like to get as much nutrition into my kids as possible. I also like to give them and myself a really good start to the day. They have this smoothie or a variation of it and then they have homemade museli or chia porridge and coconut yoghurt. My son can have it and when he turns one (in a couple of weeks- where did that time go!) we will add in nut butters and raw honey again.
I also would have these as a snack in the first few months of breastfeeding with a protein powder. On days I feel I need an extra boost (or the kids do- esp during those growing phases) I will add a vegan protein as i am not a whey or soy fan. I like the multi source sprouted varieties un-flavoured as I don’t want any sugar or sweeteners in it. I tend to prefer a creamier smoothie in the mornings and a green fruitier one in the afternoon at 4ish. What do you like? Share some recipes in the comments for everyone to try.
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My daughter’s kindy has a no nut policy for snack time. It makes sense, however suddenly I am lost as to what to give her other than fruit and cut vegies. Normally I will also have a pot of nuts or I make bars for her with nuts and seeds. However I found a recipe for flax crackers and have tweaked it a bit (although for her ones at school I will just make 100g flax half whole half ground). These have the perfect balance of carbohydrate, protein and essential fats. Can be for snacks or spread with nut butter for breakfast. Also go very well with my Lemon, ginger and orange curd.
80g flax seeds(half ground half whole)
20g ground almonds
1 medium (browned or extra ripe) banana.
Mash the banana with a spoon until its creamy with few lumps. Add the flax seeds, almonds and mix. Keep mixing till it completely combines. Let it sit for 20 mins.
Grease a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray, drop 1 Tsp drops and press flat.
Bake for 15-20 minutes on 300C or until the edges are brown and the tops are hard.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
We have a protein shake every morning with our breakfast. I used to use a pumpkin seed protein mostly because its unflavoured and I am not a huge whey protein fan. Nowadays we just just nuts and seeds in our quest to eat as close to nature as possible. This Pumpkin smoothie is great tasting but also really filling and satisfying.
Both of my kids have had morning smoothies from around 6 months (although I kept them nut free for the first year). My eldest would have porridge and it was not keeping her full up till lunch. I was adding ground almonds and berries when she was one however she would still be looking for food an hour after. Since I was already having a smoothie myself I started giving her some. She’s had one every morning since! Now my youngest is also not complete in the morning without his smoothie!
Breakfast= smoothie then muesli then apple!
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I love pumpkin. I love it in soup, pie, roasted, chipped and puréed. I found organic canned pumpkin but also prefer making my own pumpkin puree. This is a twist on our regular morning smoothie and my kids and I think its delicious. The hubby is going along with it but he has issues with using veggies in sweet mode (he eats my beetroot brownies alright though!!)
2 cups of oat milk/Almond Milk
1/3 cup of organic pumpkin puree
1 banana (I keep mine in the fridge- but a frozen one would be nice too)
1 tbs peanut butter (or other nut butters- optional)
2 scoops protein powder/almond meal/ground flax/ground seed mix (30g protein- optional)
Tsp Pumpkin Spice powder (to taste so add more or less)
Vanilla (essence, pod or paste)
1 tsp maple sugar (coconut nectar, maple syrup- optional)
1 tbs coconut oil/ghee/butter
you can also add 2 tbs kefir (dairy or water) for a probiotic kick
Whizzzzz up. This serves 3 glasses.
Delicious- I also love sequins!!
Other pumpkin recipes;
Homemade Pumpkin Puree
Baked Pumpkin Donuts
Immune boosting pumpkin pie spice