Banana Bunny Pancakes

7 April 2022

This quick recipe is prepped, cooked and served in 15 minutes, making it a great way to start your day. 

Nutritional highlights

These pancakes help deliver a good amount of protein from the eggs which is important in keeping our muscles and bones healthy. Eggs also provide us with some important vitamins such as vitamin D and B12. Vitamin D is needed by our bodies to effectively absorb calcium which makes it very important to our bones, teeth and muscles. Vitamin B12 is used to make red blood cells that carry oxygen around our bodies and help to release tthe energy from the food we eat. 

Ingredients list

Makes 2 bunny pancakes
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • 1 large banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 15g raisins 

Method

Peel and mash the banana and stir in the eggs. Then mix in the cinnamon and baking powder. Split tthe mixture in two for each bunny. 

Heat a non-stick skillet and add the olive oil and turn the heat to low. 

For the bunny body add 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture, using about 1 tablespoon for the head, then with the leftover mixture make two small ovals for feet and two thin strips for ears. Cook until golden brown on the underside (aboutt 1 minute) then gently get underneath and flip. Cook until golden brown on the other side (about 30-60 seconds). 

Repeat for the second bunny. Then decorate witth the raisins to make eyes, nose and paws, or turn over and use banana for a bunny tail. 

Healthy swaps/tips

  • If the mixture feels too watery try adding in a 1-2 tbsp of flour.
  • Use a blender to make a smoother mixture which can make it easier to work with.
  • Make the bunny parts in batches to make it easier to flip and prevent them from burning. 
Calories: 227kcal per serving Fat: 13g per serving Saturates: 2.5g per serving Total Sugar:  Salt: 0.35g per serving