Banana Pancakes With Berries

Source: Murdoch Books

These pancakes are sweet, delicious and super easy to prepare. They are grain-free, high in protein and perfect for those who like to start the day with something sweet. Try them after dinner for a quick dessert (my whole family loves them).

Almond meal is an easy way to bump up the hormone-friendly ‘good’ fats in your breakfast: these are a little slower to cook than flour-based pancakes, but are well worth the wait.


  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 25 g (1 oz/ ¼ cup) almond meal
  • ½ apple, grated
  • Butter, for frying
  • Yogurt, blueberries and raspberries, to serve


  1. Using a handheld blender or food processor, combine all of the ingredients (except the apple) and blend well. Add the grated apple.
  2. Heat a large frying pan over low to medium heat, melt the butter and pour in a third of the pancake mix. Cook until small bubbles appear (about 2 minutes), then gently flip and cook for a further 1–2 minutes on the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter. The best way to cook these is slowly and for longer than flour-based pancakes.
  3. Serve with yogurt and seasonal fresh berries.

Healthy Hormones by Belinda Kirkpatrick and Ainsley Johnstone (Murdoch Books RRP $35.00)
Photography by Ainsley Johnstone.

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Source: Murdoch Books