Plantain Pancakes are perhaps my favorite type of pancakes. Plantains are a very good prebiotic, meaning that they contain lots of healthy fibers that give your gut healthy bacterias in order for great digestive health. Lots of people think they taste like bananas, but they are most similar to a potato, especially the more unripened they are. The ripe ones do simulate a banana taste. The more ripened the plantain gets, the more sweet and high glycemic carbs they contain. Plantains are a starch and are not low carb, but is healthy replacement for the typical processed white flour. These are vegan & gluten free. Great meal after your workout!
You will need:
2 tablespoons of ground flax (egg replacer) or 2 eggs
1 UNRIPENED green plantain
pinch of baking powder
pinch of salt
dash of cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
Blueberries or strawberries
Cocowhip (coconut whipped cream)
Drizzle of maple syrup
1. If using flax, put the 2 tablespoons in a bowl with 6 tablespoons of water. Softly stir together and let sit for 5 minutes to congeal.
2. Peel green plantain and cut into pieces for blender to pick up easily. Combine all ingredients (after flax congealed) in vitamix and blend until smooth. I then stirred in about a 1/2 cup of blueberries into the batter.
3. Oil pan and heat on medium setting. Once warm, you're ready to pour the batter onto that griddle! Cook and serve hot!