Recipe: Ninja pancakes

Nutrition tips from nutritionist and naturopath, Rosemary Ferguson:

Pancakes are a great breakfast idea for kids and it's so easy to make them healthy. They're packed with fibre, which is great at stabilising blood sugar levels and encouraging regular elimination. Flaxseeds and chia are great sources of omega 3 and wonderful for the gut. They're full of magnesium, which supports the nervous system, aids muscle development and helps convert food into energy. They're also rich in vitamin C, iron, potassium and vitamin E.




Ingredients - serves 2 kids (3 pancakes each):

  • 60g rolled oats

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1 tbsp flaxseed

  • 1 banana

  • Handful of spinach

  • 120ml of nut or oat milk


Method:

Put all of the ingredients into a nutri bullet and blend

Heat 1 tsp of coconut oil in a non-stick pan

Pour the pancake mixture into the pan (roughly the size of a fist – if they're too big they will break)

Gently cook on both sides for 2-3 mins

Pour lots of toppings into bowls so the children can choose their own

(i.e. maple syrup or honey, blueberries, raspberries, raisins, dried mango, yogurt, coconut chips, roasted hazelnuts etc!)


Ways to mix it up:

Use 1 egg instead of the flaxseed

Blend in more ingredients like nut butters, a few chickpeas, seeds etc

Take out the spinach for yellow pancakes or use raspberries to make

them 'red ninja pancakes'!