We have a great no sugar added pancakes recipe which will give you the nostalgic treat you crave without the blood sugar crash which usually accompanies other pancake recipes!
Breakfast is a particularly vulnerable time of the day for your blood sugar levels and the least time you should be consuming high sugar treats, simple carbohydrates and low protein indulgences. The meal you decide to kick off your day with can start you out with nice even blood sugar levels or a high sugar unhealthy breakfast can begin the roller coaster of peaks and valleys that can leave you feeling fatigued and motivated to keep your sugar topped up.
The dangers of a high sugar breakfast are well-known and range from behavioral and mood issues, to suppressing your immune system and increasing your risk of developing diabetes.
The main sweetener in this no sugar added pancakes recipe is mashed bananas, which give a bit of sweetness but without the processed sugar. It also gives all the health benefits of eating bananas, such as their high potassium and low sodium content which makes them heart healthy, their beneficial affects on digestion by normalizing bowel movements, their mood-enhancing ability by providing tryptophan and many more.
No Sugar Added Pancakes
3 Bananas, mashed
2 1/2 Cups Oats
2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Cup Milk
3 Tbsp Melted Butter
Real Maple Syrup (optional)
Combine mashed bananas, oats, baking powder, eggs and milk in a mixing bowl and mix well, but do not over mix.
Melt the butter in the pan you will cook the pancakes in. Once melted, tip the pan to coat it well and then drizzle the remaining butter into the mixture while stirring.
Place a couple of spoonfuls into the pan and gently spread the mixture with the back of your spoon so that it isn’t too thick. (It doesn’t spread as well as many pancake mixtures do, so they will be too thick if you don’t spread). Repeat this to cook a few pancakes at a time in the pan.
Once the underside is golden, flip and repeat.
Serve while hot and drizzle with a bit of real maple syrup, if desired, and enjoy!
Tips: Smaller pancake sizes make them cook faster and easier to flip. Add a teaspoon or two of cinnamon to the mixture to spice it up!
Source: Saving the Green