This meal is one that’s highly nourishing but still manages to feel that little bit indulgent thanks to the cheese, rich egg yolk and the faux “chips”.
I normally just buy a whole squash, chop it into thick chip shapes and bake them as this is the cheaper option but on this occasion the shop I was in didn’t have whole butternut squashes but did have this shape instead, so I thought I’d try them out.
Although they’re called “fusilli” which implies they’re meant to replace pasta, I personally don’t think that works as they’re just not bendy enough, I feel they work far better as a nutritious chip option that counts as 1/5 a day.
Make this soft, sweet berry banana bread for breakfast when you’ve a morning with some free time (not one where you need to rush out the door as it needs time to cook) or else use it as a single serving sweet treat which means you don’t have to make a big batch of something which is then lying around tempting you for the rest of the week.
This also counts as 1/5 day, is loaded with fibre and you can add some protein to this recipe to help achieve a feeling of fullness.
Yes these pancakes are green because I blended spinach into them and no you cannot taste it, spinach has such a neutral flavour that it gets completely covered when you cook these and top them with some juicy pineapple, banana and tropical coconut, that’s a win for secret greens!
This is such a stealth health way of sneaking more greens into your food without it feeling like an ordeal and when you add together the spinach, pineapple and banana it counts as 2 of your 5 a day and the “flour” for the recipe is made from oats which is a great fibre source.
These are also so easy and quick to make as you just chuck all of the ingredients into a blender until smooth then fry them up in under 5mins.
For a similar kind of fruity pancake recipe check out my apple pie pancakes
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