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Body Beast Banana Pancakes

Hi my name is Nikki and I am addicted to pancakes!

I have been eating pancakes almost every morning since I started Body Beast back in July and I am not tired of them yet.

There is just something comforting about them to me. They are like a nice warm hug for my soul and who wouldn’t like a nice warm hug to start their morning off, right?

Coffee + Pancakes = Perfection (to me)

Below, is one of my go-to recipes for pancakes, Body Beast Banana Pancakes, which is from the Body Beast “Book of Beast” nutrition guide. I don’t use this exact recipe everyday, but I do make these often. I also make a few variations to them since I have gluten sensitivities. I make sure I buy gluten-free oats and if I don’t have gluten-free flour on hand, I just blend up a cup of oats, until they’re a fine flour-like consistency and I always make sure my baking powder is gluten-free too.

Body Beast Beast Banana Pancakes

This recipe also works AWESOME for meal prepping! I make multiple batches and keep them in the fridge, but you could store them in the freezer too (They just don’t last that long in our house).

Another go-to pancake recipe for me, are the Healthy Pancakes I started making while I was doing the 21 Day Fix. These are super quick and easy to make, plus they make a double batch so you’ll have breakfast for two days, while only cleaning up mixing bowls and pans once! Since I’m doing Body Beast now, I  add a scoop of protein powder to them as well.

Pancakes are really just a blank slate to me, which is probably why I haven’t become bored with them. They can be topped with syrup, fresh fruit, preserves, nut butters, and so much more! You can make a huge batch of them but still enjoy a different flavor profile everyday, which I think is what draws me to them so much. Currently, my favorite way to enjoy them is with some real maple syrup (make sure your syrup is real, people…no maple “flavored” high fructose corn syrup, okay?!) and a sprinkle of unsweetened, shredded coconut. Another favorite of mine is topping them with some peanut butter, sliced banana and a drizzle of raw, local honey.

How do you like to top your pancakes?

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{Recipe} Healthy Pancakes

Pancakes and French Toast are two of my favorite Sunday breakfasts. Top them with a drizzle of maple syrup, some slice strawberries and a side of coffee and I’m a happy girl!

When I calculated my calories and saw my container allowance for the 21-Day Fix, I instantly felt nervous when I saw I’m only allowed two yellows per day. TWO YELLOWS?! Ugh! I can easily go through those in one meal. I know I’m a carb junkie and that’s why I chose this program, but still, I’m allowed to bitch for a minute.

Did I mention I have to give up one of those yellows if I want a treat, like chips, my Oatmeal Banana Cookies or a beer?! Sigh…

Okay…enough of my complaining and onto the recipe. I found some recipes on Pinterest for healthier pancake options that called for cottage cheese and stevia added to them, but I’m not a fan of either so I opted for unsweetened organic applesauce to add some liquid and sweetness to these.

Now applesauce isn’t technically on “the list” but the ingredients had nothing funky so I’m not considering it a “treat” item and I’m treating them like a fruit.

Banana Pancakes
Healthy Pancakes(Makes 6. Serving size 3. Fix container counts per serving 1/2 yellow, 1/2 red, 1/2 purple)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 eggs
1 small banana or 1/2 a large one
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1tsp vanilla pure vanilla extract
1/2tsp cinnamon

Directions:
1. Combine all of the above ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth.
2. Lightly grease a griddle pan (I used coconut oil spray) and heat over a medium heat.
3. Using a 1/4 cup spoon, pour batter onto hot griddle.
4. Cook for about two minutes and flip. You may need to drop the heat a little once they set, so they won’t burn.
5. Drizzle with a small amount of real maple syrup (not that fake processed crap) or some raw honey and enjoy!

Mine got a little darker than I would have liked on the first side, which is way I mentioned lowering the heat as you cook them. They were a little tricky to flip too, since they aren’t traditional pancakes, but with a little patience, I did it.

I topped these with maple syrup and some slice strawberries and they were very good. The three remaining are in the fridge, so I’ll let you know how they reheat.

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