Banana Pancakes


My annual urge to work on my bikini bod got late this year. Let me explain this, someone once told me, life is cyclic and god bless that smart lad wherever he is. Every year  I make weird, middle of the year resolutions and usually they are the same things. Sometimes they are to sleep less and sometimes to filter my talks, reduce my talks, not talk to strangers (my childhood favorite). But there is one resolution I make every year, it’s almost a permanent member on this list and that is the devil that is weightloss. In the middle of the year, irrespective of the day and time, I find myself a new goal in life. It is a decision I make by the seat of my pants, for instance one year, it was at a cousins wedding pheras after I had gulped five Gulab jamuns. That night I had a sudden epiphany and lo! as though master oogway showed me my new path in life, I was going to get skinny. And then like clockwork it starts each year, painful juice diets, counting chapatis and constant cribbing. One year, deprived off butter chicken I got so psyched out that I scolded a cafe owner for not mentioning the number of calories in the items in his menu.  as a thumb rule the next stage after this is to only find m sitting in the corner of some shady bar drowning my sorrows in Dal Makhani.

But what the hell dude I’m nearly three decades old (not yet my friend, not yet) and I’m suppose to have like a major grip on life on earth by now. But alas! such is not my case and the case of so many other people I  know. Eating clean to reach your fitness goal is a solid pain which gets worse as you grow older. Since my college time antics to sleep through the days and skip meals don’t work on my constantly hungry body anymore, I have taken measures to help engage my body and mind in things other than just battling my waistline. Eating clean doesn’t have to be so hard if we can cook food that is as tasty as it is healthy. For this i have a secret stash ( ya my secret stash consists of recipes duh!) of healthy and tasty recipes, that I don’t have to do like shots. These for a girl who has a major appetite for desserts is the biggest treasure.

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite breakfast recipes that satisfies my morning sugar cravings without ruining my skin like body like sugar does. It’s pretty simple to make and you just have to throw everything into the mixer and listen to it jam.



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Serves 6
  • 1/2 cup rice flour + 1/2 cup oat flour (just pulse oats in the mixer till they are a fine powder)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • few drops of vanilla essence
  • 1 banana
  • In a bowl mix rice flour, oat flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • In another bowl mix soy milk, honey, vanilla.
  • Mix the ingredients along with a banana and using a blender blend till smooth.
  • If the batter looks too thick before use add a table spoon or two or water. (this tends to happen when the batter is left for sometime, so add water to restore to desired consistency)
  • warm the pan and spread some oil with the help of a brush or a kitchen towel.
  • Once the pan is hot pour the batter and cook till brown on both sides.
  • Serve with whipped cream, sliced banana and honey.

Tip: Make sure you use a good nonstick pan

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