Healthy Pancakes!

Updated: Mar 4, 2019



Pancake Tuesday or not, I love whisking up a big plate of pancakes to brighten up the morning. These ones allow me to do just that completely guilt-free!! They are naturally gluten free and quick and simple to make. They're also made with all organic, healthy ingredients so a much better option for Type 1 Diabetics, as many of the shop-bought pancake mixes have added sugars.


For any diabetics doing carb counting, I've added in the amount of carbs each ingredient contains as well as the total amount. I've subtracted fiber from the carb count as it is not broken down by the body, so does not raise blood glucose levels.


Ingredients (makes 2)

  • 1 Small Banana (About 17g carbs)

  • 2 Eggs (0g carbs)

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (0g carbs)

  • 1/2 Cup/40g of gluten-free oats (About 22g carbs)

  • 1/4 Cup of milk (About 3g carbs)

  • 1/2 Teaspoon gluten-free baking powder (optional)

  • Dash of cinnamon (0g carbs)

Healthier Topping Options

  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)

  • Splenda

  • Greek Yoghurt

  • Greek Frozen Yoghurt

Without the toppings the carb count equals to 42g carbs and this recipe makes makes two medium sized pancakes, because realistically who's going to just have one.


What to do:

  • Mash or blend the banana well into a bowl. In another bowl, whisk the eggs.

  • Add the coconut oil and the cinnamon into the banana mixture.

  • Once this is done, add in the eggs, oats and milk and mix it all together. You can add gluten-free or normal baking powder here but it's not necessary.

  • Pre-heat the pan and pour the mixture on.

  • With a spatula I pushed inwards around the edges so that the pancake was in a perfect circle shape.

  • After about 2-3 minutes on a low flame I lifted up a part of it and once the bottom was a golden brown colour it was ready to flip and didn't break apart in the process.

  • I topped mine off with berries and splenda, a low calorie sugar alternative ideal for diabetics.

These pancakes are a much healthier alternative to the pancake mixes you can find in the shops. The oats are slow-energy releasing so you'll be better fuelled for the day and they're considerably lower in sugar and fat.

Pancakes are pretty straight forward and most people know how to make them already but I hope this recipe has been helpful!

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