Go ahead and serve yourself some yummy banana crumpets! I thought these were quite a revelation – and they’re sure to get you and your loved ones out of bed a few minutes earlier. These lighter crumpets are delicious and sweet and taste like the traditional version, but with fewer kilojoules, less sugar and a healthy dose of protein, as well as other nutrients, like vitamins B6 and C. Satisfy your craving for a sweet and decadent breakfast with this recipe for wheat-free and gluten-free banana crumpets with vanilla yogurt and fresh berries.
Wheat-free and gluten-free banana crumpets with vanilla yogurt and fresh berries
- Banana crumpets
- 2 ripe bananas
- 4 eggs
- 10ml (2 tsp) baking powder
- Pinch salt
- 10ml (2 tsp) vanilla extract
- Coconut oil, to fry
- Vanilla yoghurt
- 125g plain double-cream yoghurt
- Seeds of 1 vanilla pod
- Fesh seasonal berries, to serve
For the crumpets, place the bananas, eggs, baking powder, salt and vanilla in a blender and blitz to a smooth consistency.
Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. When the pan is hot, add 15ml (1 tbsp) coconut oil to the centre of the pan. Add 30ml (2 tbsp) banana batter and allow to fry on 1 side for 30 seconds – 1 minute, before quickly flipping the crumpet. This can be tricky as the mixture is so runny. As long as the pan is very hot, you can use the spatula to redirect a bit of the mixture that runs off when flipping the crumpets. Allow the other side to fry for 30 seconds before removing from the pan.
Heat some more coconut oil in the pan and repeat the process until all of the batter is finished.
For the vanilla yoghurt, mix the yoghurt with the vanilla seeds.
To assemble, form 2 stacks of crumpets on 2 plates. Top each with vanilla yoghurt and seasonal berries and serve immediately.
Eating more fresh fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes and apples, has been associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes! In addition to this, a recent study also showed that women who eat three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries each week may lower their risk of having a heart attack.
No added sugar
This recipe contains no added sugar, only fruit- and milk sugar, which naturally occur in bananas and yoghurt. And, on top of this benefit, these crumpets contain a third of the sugar that traditional crumpets served with maple syrup do!
Because this dish contains no flour, it’s ideal for those who don’t eat wheat or gluten.
Pregnant women have an increased need for choline – a nutrient commonly found in eggs. Choline plays an important role in the development of the unborn baby’s brain – so, preggy bellies, eat up!
Yoghurt is one of the most familiar sources of probiotics – the ‘healthy’ bacteria living in your gut. A good balance of these friendly bugs assist with absorbing nutrients and keeping your gut healthy.