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Recipe of the Month - February 2017

Healthy Pancakes with Banana, Honey & Natural yoghurt
Great for those who are still on their ‘new year, new me’ diet, but want to indulge in a sweet treat on Pancake Day. They are also a wonderful source of energy to keep you going throughout the morning.

Provided by Emlyn Sexon, Life’s Kitchen Company Head Chef
Serves 4

Healthy Pancakes with Banana, Honey & Natural yoghurt


  • 125g wholemeal flour
  • 40g porridge oats
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 4 tablespoons polenta (cornmeal)
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 500ml buttermilk
  • Light oil for greasing
  • 4 x Bananas (sliced)
  • Honey to taste
  • 200g Natural Yoghurt
  • Chopped nuts (optional)


In a large bowl, stir together the wholemeal flour, oats, cornmeal, flaxseed, brown sugar, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Pour in buttermilk and egg. Stir until smooth.

Heat a large frying pan or griddle over medium heat. Coat lightly with oil. Drop the pancake mix in large spoonful’s into the pan, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry.

Flip, and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat with remaining pancake batter.

To serve:

Serve with yoghurt, banana and a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkling of your favourite nuts, almonds or walnuts would be delicious. Enjoy!