As we all know its pancake day pretty soon, and recently I have been going bananas for them… literally. Now is the time to get my pancake game right up and I have been chomping my way through the stacks to create some delicious healthy recipes. I mean everyone loves pancakes right, but everyone loves healthy pancakes more. My Instagram feed is continuously full of yummy looking stacks oozing with chocolate or honey loaded wit delicious tasty toppings. I mean why cant we eat pancakes all day every day, especially when they are healthy and full of benefits. Now you may think that pancake batter will only work when loaded with sugar, butter, milk and flour.

Well you are wrong. Here is where the literally bananas come in. Yes that is right the base of my healthy pancake mixture is bananas. I wanted to give my pancakes an extra boost of healthiness.  So as well as jamming them full of bananas, cinnamon and flax seed, I added a great big tablespoon of turmeric and saffron.


Well Turmeic has always been a staple in our cupboards. However I am used to adding it into curries and other savoury dishes, not putting them into sweet desserts. Yet there is another reason why it is so great to use turmeric in your cooking. Many high quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain. It has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal properties. This is because it has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. It is also shown to improve brain function and give you a lower risk of brain and heart disease. These are just some of the long list of health benefits turmeric contains. So why not make a pancake mix out of this hey, this is a great way to incorporate turmeric into your diet.

What better spice to pair up with turmeric than saffron. Now saffron is known to be one of the most expensive spices in the world. Originating from the Middle East, the process of picking and making saffron is a costly one. Each flower only produces a few strands, and it take tens of thousands of strands just to make a single ounce. This can make it worth more than gold in weight.  So what are the benefits, well saffron has been used medicinally to reduce fevers, cramps and enlarged livers, and to calm nerves. It has also been used externally to for bruises, rheumatism, and neuralgia.


2 ripe bananas
3 free range eggs
1 tsp of
1 tbsp of turmeric 
5 strands of saffron
1 tsp of cinnamon 
1 tbsp of flaxseed (we use linwoods)

2 bananas (sliced)
3 tbsp of honey (we used Rowses)


Place the saffron strands in 1cm of boiling water.
Mash the banana in a bowl until mushy, then add the eggs and mix well until fully combined.
Add the flaxseed, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric and saffron into the mixture and whisk again.
Get your non stick pan – the best is tefal… and add a tsp of coconut oil on medium heat.
Pour in 1/8 of the mixture into the pan, and wait until the mixture bubbles.
In the meantime slice the bananas, and place them into a pan with the honey on medium heat. Let the bananas sautee in the honey.
Once the pancakes are bubbling flip them over as they are ready.
Stack the pancakes up and pour over the bananas and honey.

Interesting fact : In France it is common to touch the handle of the frying pan and to make a wish while the pancake is turned, holding a coin in one hand.

If you do make any of our creations dont forget to tag us @lolitambonita and hash #lifeslittlepleasures #lolitabonita

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  1. The look and sound amazing!

    1. Lolamia

      Thank you sweets. Let me know if you whip a batch up 🙂 x

  2. Healthy pancakes could be a good idea for me this year! I’ve never thought of adding spices, so I might have to pick a few up before pancake day!

    1. Lolamia

      Oh yeah and its great to have a base of bananas, then you dont need flour milk or sugar! x

  3. These look and sound amazing, definitely need to give them a go! xo

    1. Lolamia

      Thanks. Please let me know if you do x

  4. These looks sooo delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe! x


    1. Lolamia

      Thanks :). They were pretty tasty! x

  5. omg I’ve never heard of this before like it sounds so cool! I’m hungry now though and could really do with some pancakes haha! love this post, very well written lovely x

    1. Lolamia

      I was just experimenting with healthy spices you know :). Haha I could always eat a batch of pancakes x

  6. They sound delicious! Thankyou for visiting my blog. Have a great week. Love Sooz xx

    1. Lolamia

      Thanks you hunny. same to you, hope you become a regular visitor x

  7. I want to make these, they look so delicious. I always make pancakes on pancake day and I think this will make a nice change 🙂

    1. Lolamia

      Thank you sweetie. Please let me know if you do and what you think. I find them much easy to make than normal pancakes! x

  8. oh I’m so keeping this on hand for pancake day! Love trying new recipes! Sounds good!

    Emily-May x

    1. Lolamia

      Thanks darling. Lets me know if you end up making a batch! x

  9. Lovely alternative recipe for pancakes, reading this post has made me feel super hungry for pancakes!

    1. Lolamia

      Thanks hun. Its a good job they are quick and easy to whip up then 😉 x

  10. Wow I never thought to add turmeric to pancakes I must try that!🙌 they look nice! Got to love Pancake Day🌸❤ love Leigh | http://Www.imsophialeigh.wordpress.com

    1. Lolamia

      Oh yes its lovely just a slight flavour nothing intense, but has great health benefits! 🙂 LOVE pancake day x

  11. I LOVE LOVE pancakes, eat them all year round always looking for new suggestions, thanks 🙂

    1. Lolamia

      Haha who doesnt but lately I have upped my pancake game. Got a couple more coming up so keep your eyes peeled! x

  12. Interesting idea to add saffron. I will have to raid my mums spices cupboard next time I go home!

    1. Lolamia

      Thanks. Its not overpowering but adds that extra ooomf and compliments the turmeric. We invested in some as most recipes only call for a couple of strands x 🙂

  13. Oh my lord this sounds so delicious! I always try these things and they don’t turn out half as good as the recipe! But I hope one day I can make these… my little one would love them.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    1. Lolamia

      Well hopefully these will work out quiet well for you. They are pretty simple and because they dont need the expense of milk flour butter or sugar if they go wrong its alright haha x

  14. Love pancakes! Great recipe just in time for Pancake day will have to try!

    1. Lolamia

      These ones taste so lovely with great health benefits! x

  15. Eni

    Just in time for Pancake Day 🙂 going to give these a try!

    1. Lolamia

      Please do and let me know what you think. I was working on some matcha ones but they epically failed! x

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