• Helen Phillips

Banana Pancakes

These pancakes are amazing. They’re made without milk, and I have to admit I was a tad sceptical about whether the batter would be lose enough or they would be too banana-ery.

But they’re delicious! Confession time ... I ate the whole lot in one sitting! Oink!

Bananas are a firm favourite of us runners, as they're easy to transport and digest. They're a great source of potassium and research has shown that banana consumption can help keep blood potassium at higher levels after exercise, and it's thought this might help prevent muscle cramps. Potassium is also an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function and potassium rich foods, such as bananas, have been shown to lower blood pressure.

Bananas are also very low in fat are a good source of fibre and fructose containing carbohydrates that help maintain the balance of “friendly bacteria” in the gut.

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Helen, The Cheesecake Runner

Banana Pancakes

Here's what you'll need:

1 banana

1 egg

3 tbs wholemeal self raising flour

Here's what to do:

Mash up a banana, with the egg and flour into a thick batter.

Spray a frying pan with a scant squirt of oil and heat. Once the pan is hot, fry spoonfuls of the batter for about minute or so each side.

Serve drizzled with maple syrup.

Serves 2 (or one greedy runner!)