Banana (Yam, Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash) Pancakes
Bananas are a good source of fiber and dopamine (the feel good brain chemical). They are a powerhouse of nutrients including potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, and vitamins B2 and B6.
If you are avoiding bananas for any reason (blood sugar, allergies/sensitivities, candida/yeast overgrowth, etc.) you can substitute cooked yams, sweet potatoes, or butternut squash.
Eggs are a complete protein (they contain all the essential amino acids). They contain antioxidant nutrients (vitamins A and E, lutein and zeaxanthin), choline (good for your brain), vitamin D (bones, mood, brain), B vitamins (B12 and folate), selenium (mineral important for antioxidant enzymes and thyroid hormone production), and iron (helps your red blood cells oxygenate your tissues).
- 1 large banana (about 1 cup of fruit, or use 1 cup of cooked yams, sweet potatoes or butternut squash)
- 2 eggs
- Cinnamon, turmeric (surprisingly good), nutmeg, etc. if desired
- Put all in the blender, blend until it’s a batter consistency
- Pour into a fry pan with hot coconut oil, or butter or ghee (medium heat works well)
- Flip when edges start to brown (they cook pretty quickly so keep an eye on them)
- Top with berries, nut butter, etc., maple syrup or honey if desired (they are pretty sweet without adding maple syrup or honey)