Wholegrain Pancakes with Pecan Nuts and Grilled Bananas

The Food Pyramid esp for Vegetarians is little complicated. The need to maintain the essential balance is so crucial - instances like did you take the required amount of Dietery Fibre? what about whole grains? Did your meal the whole day today include sufficient servings of vegetables and fruits? and Oh yes! Proteins? Yes the Pyramid and its classification look simple enough - but in day to day hectic lifestyle, we tend to forget taking each and every thing into consideration and in long run we realise that we have missed out on lots of nutrition and adequate amount of balance much needed esp for Vegetarians.

So, in order to make sure of that aspect, I try to plan ahead all the meals during the week - right from breakfast, lunch, tea time to dinner; making sure to see that I have incorporated all the essential groups in the pyramid. Unless spaced out - its almost impossible to gobble down all the servings in one go - hence the process has to start right from breakfast. Hence this is one of those recipes I came up with - to start off our day on the right note.

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I bought a 10grain Bread Mix a while back. It has all the essential whole grains like wheat,rolled oats,Rye,Corn,triticale,millet etc).I also had Teff flour at hand and pancakes are so common in so many households - so made Pancakes out of them.I also wanted to add one fruit and some nuts- so grilled and toasted them resp for the topping. It was light, fluffy, hearty and filled with all the nature's best ingredients.

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  • Yields: Makes around 4-6 pancakes
  • 1 1/2 cup 10 grain bread mix
  • 1/4 cup Teff flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp demerera sugar/ brown sugar
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1-2 bananas, sliced vertically
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup lightly toasted pecans

Mix the flours along with baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well and then add the eggs and milk and make a thick batter


Mix well and refriegrate for 10 min while you grill the fruit


Take the sliced bananas and with a brush lightly apply the maple syrup to the bananas. grill them for a min and set them aside.


Take the batter and drop a spoonful on a pan. cook for 2-3 min and turn.


Usually it gets done v fast - so make sure not to keep it for very long on the pan.


Serve it in a plate hot with a topping of bananas and some nuts - mm may be honey if needed.

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By Mansi Desai on Jul 11, 2008

these look awesome!! I love grilled bananas too!:)

By Cathy on Jul 5, 2008

These look great and you get the best of both worlds a treat that is healthy. I have never heard of Teff flour thanks for introducing me to something new.


By Johanna on Jul 5, 2008

yum - this looks delicious and I love the idea of nuts with bananas! I also really like the vegetarian food pyramid!

By Cham on Jul 5, 2008

I am not a big fan of banana, But the pancake look delicious :)

By Cynthia on Jul 4, 2008

I've missed seeing your delicious pictures (due to my being busy)

By Susan on Jul 4, 2008

Dear DK, thank you for this amazingly healthy, sweet treat. Love your use of teff - it is so little enjoyed outside of the African community.

By vandana rajesh on Jul 4, 2008

Yummy dk.Makes me feel real hungry

By Meeta on Jul 4, 2008

Lovely! I have made waffles very similar to this. I love caramelized bananas!

By SMN on Jul 4, 2008

That looks yum..and topping is a vey nice idea