Published: 10 April 2020

Hands up, who loves pancakes? Team GB Paralympian Ellie Simmonds certainly does and has given us her delicious, healthy banana pancakes recipe. Perfect for weekend breakfasts – and with a few twists can be made naughty or nice.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 1 x banana
  • 1 x egg
  • Scoop of flour
  • ½ tsp of baking powder
  • Splash of milk
  • Honey, fruit and yogurt for serving



  • Mash up your banana in a bowl, crack in your egg and add your flour, baking powder and milk.
  • Stir it all together until the mixture forms the consistency of smooth, thin paste.
  • Add a dollop of coconut oil to your frying pan and get it nice and hot.
  • Add in two big spoonfuls of your mixture and fry off until golden brown, flipping the pancakes to ensure they’re evenly cooked.
  • Once cooked, stack your pancakes on top of each other and get ready for the fun bit – adding your toppings.
  • Ellie’s opted to keep her pancakes healthy with fruit, yogurt and a squeeze of honey, but you can add whatever you like to yours – chocolate, cinnamon or syrup.


Let us know how you serve your banana pancakes by tagging us on Instagram @vitality_uk, using #StayHealthyAtHome.





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