Recipe of the Week: A “Happy Mother’s Day” Treat

10 05 2013
Cathy Shaw

Cathy Shaw

As a mother of two, I know how crazy life can get on a daily basis. Whether you work inside or outside your home, you are the mother, the cook, the grocery shopper, the taxi, and the recipient of the rolling eyes and “but Mom!” on a continual basis. Trying to fit healthy food choices and physical activity in amongst work, soccer, dress rehearsals, and banquets can be a daunting task. But remember, what is good for you is also good for your family. So keep your focus! Making healthy food choices and staying active sets a profound example for your children. They look to you for guidance in all that they do. Even when you least expect it, they are listening to you and taking your advice and actions to heart. One of the most popular Mother’s Day treats is to bring mom breakfast in bed! So when your children and husband are scheming about what to prepare for breakfast, just send them right here! This is a great recipe for whole grain pancakes that can be pared with some low fat or fat free vanilla yogurt and sliced fresh strawberries….delicious!

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes


Number of servings: 15 (1 pancake each)                                                            

2 medium, very ripe bananas, mashed

2 c. nonfat milk

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 T. artificial sugar (I prefer Splenda)

4 tsp. baking powder

2 c. whole wheat flour


Mix bananas, milk, eggs, and vanilla in one bowl and set aside. In another bowl, mix dry ingredients. Slowly pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Recipe makes about 15 average sized pancakes. Serve with sugar-free syrup or fresh fruit.

Nutrition Info (per pancake)

Calories: 89.9

Fat: 1.1g

Carbohydrates: 17.2g

Protein: 4.1g

Recipe Courtesy of

Submitted by SparkPeople user SHANFANNIN.




One response

10 05 2013
Glenda M Thomas

Reblogged this on Glenda the Good Foodie.

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