A pancake topped with blueberry compote and mint

Banana & cinnamon pancakes with blueberry compote

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4

Make a batch of these pancakes for a delicious low-cal breakfast. With wholemeal flour to make them more filling, they're topped with an easy blueberry sauce

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable (pancakes only)
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal185
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre3g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 65g wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra for sprinkling



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  • 2 egg, plus 2 egg whites



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  • 100ml whole milk
  • 1 small banana, mashed



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  • ½ tbsp rapeseed oil
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  • 320g blueberries



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  • few mint leaves, to serve


  1. Tip the flour and cinnamon into a bowl, then break in the whole eggs, pour in the milk and whisk together until smooth. Stir in the banana. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until light and fluffy, but not completely stiff, then fold into the pancake mix until evenly incorporated.

  2. Heat a small amount of oil in a large non-stick frying pan, then add a quarter of the pancake mix, swirl to cover the base of the pan and cook until set and golden. Carefully turn the pancake over with a palette knife and cook the other side. Transfer to a plate, then carry on with the rest of the batter until you have four.

  3. To make the compote, tip the berries in a non-stick pan and heat gently until the berries just burst but hold their shape. Serve two warm pancakes with half the berries, then scatter with the mint leaves and sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Chill the remaining pancakes and compote and serve the next day. You can reheat them in the microwave or in a pan.

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19th Jun, 2018
I thought blackcurrants were better than blueberries. That's what I'm going to use, anyway.
15th Jun, 2018
Nicer and sweeter than I thought they would be, easy to make and kept the hunger at bay.
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Deirdre Cameron
10th Jun, 2018
I absolutely hate bananas. Is there something I could substitute for this recipe? Pumpkin and fruit purees are often suggested but how much pumpkin equals one small banana?
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13th Jun, 2018
Thanks for your question. We haven't tested any alternatives so can't give recommendations on that. We'd suggest substituting with the following recipe (you can add in cinnamon) and serving with the compote: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/healthy-pancakes
4th Jun, 2018
At what point would I freeze the pancakes ? And what would be the best way to defrost?
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5th Jun, 2018
Thanks for your question. We'd recommend freezing them once cooked and cooled. Layer them between baking parchment in a freezer-proof container. To defrost, there are a few options. You can defrost in the container in the fridge overnight, leave them on the side for around an hour and a half or defrost and reheat in the microwave on a plate.
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