Low-Calorie Banana Pancakes Recipe

Stack of healthy, low-calorie banana pancakes - a good breakfast option for when you're following an Optifast diet plan

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s key that you have something filling and nutritious to keep you going until lunch. It’s also important that you enjoy your breakfast as it becomes part of your routine; and preparing it should be something that you look forward to. 

You don’t have to have a bland breakfast when you’re on one of our diet plans, there are plenty of low-calorie options that are just as tasty as a sugar-laden alternative. 

One of our favourite breakfast recipes is these sweet-tooth-satisfying banana pancakes, which take just 10 minutes to make in the morning.  

Low-Calorie Banana Pancakes Recipe

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  • 1 large banana
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 25 g pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp honey


  1. In a bowl, mash ¾ banana with a fork until it turns into a thick purée.

  2. Add the beaten eggs, baking powder and vanilla extract and whisk.

  3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan and brush with ½ tsp oil.

  4. Spoon half of the batter into the pan to make 2 pancakes. Allow them to cook for 1-2 minutes before flipping them over and leaving to cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and put on a plate.

  5. Repeat the process with another ½ tsp of oil and the rest of the batter.

  6. Top the pancakes with the remaining ¼ banana, sliced, and 1 tsp honey.

Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 280
Total Fat 3.6g
Saturated Fat 0.6g
Sodium 972mg
Total Carbohydrates 11.55g
Dietary Fiber 5.85g
Protein 6.6g

Allergens: contains egg, pecans (nuts).

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2021-08-02 07:36:03By Health & Nutrition Expert

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