Shrove Tuesday always fall the day before Ash Wednesday (the first day of lent in the Christian calendar). Traditionally pancakes were eaten on Shrove Tuesday to use indulgent ingredients such as milk and eggs up before the start of the 40-day fasting season.
These innovative fruity pancakes make a delicious and healthy alternative to more traditional wheat-based pancakes.
Follow a recipe; Follow food safety and hygiene rules; Tidy away; Mash; Whisk; Use the hob (with adult supervision).
Bowl, fork, non-stick frying pan, spatula.
Ingredients (serves 2; makes approx. 4 pancakes):
- 1 egg
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp Greek Yoghurt
- 2 tbsp mixed berries
- Cooking oil for greasing
- Mash the banana well with a fork until smooth and then whisk in the egg really well.
- Add a small amount of oil to the frying pan, just enough to grease, and heat on high until the oil begins to smoke, then turn down the heat to medium.
- Place tablespoons of the mixture into the pan (approx 10 cm in diameter) and cook gently for 2 -3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Serve with Greek yogurt and washed, fresh berries.
So thinking about banana and egg pancakes ...
Bananas are a nutritious and filling fruit, providing an excellent source of potassium (good for blood pressure regulation) and vitamin B6, as well as being a source of fibre.
Eggs are an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Protein is essential for building and repairing our bodies.
|-||Energy||548kJ / 135kcal||7%|
per 135g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 406kJ / 96kcal
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