Healthier Banana and Quark Pancakes

Tuesday, March 5

You might not have heard about quark yet - it’s similar to cream cheese but higher in protein and lower in fat. It's great for savoury dishes but works just as well in sweet dishes like these pancakes. Plus it's a healthier alternative to adding butter.

I found the recipe below is perfect for one portion (4 pancakes) for breakfast so feel free to double it for the number of people your serving.

You will need:

1 banana                                               1 heaped teaspoon of sugar
1 egg                                                    1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of quark                                                zest of 1/2 a lemon
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon               1/4 cup of self-raising flour

To make these pancakes I just added all the ingredients to the blender making it easy to do first thing in the morning. If you don't have a blender the batter is still quick to make. Just mash a banana in a bowl, mix in the egg, quark, vanilla extract and the zest of 1/2 a lemon. Then add the flour and cinnamon mixing it together until it is well combined. If the mixture is too thick to pour add a splash of milk to loosen it.

In a non-stick pan cook the pancakes in a small amount of butter, when they are bubbly and the shine has gone from the top flip then and cook on the other size. These pancakes are sweet enough with the banana so I just topped with a splash of maple syrup. They would be great with other fruits too though.

This recipe is adapted from one in 'Quark The Ultimate Guide and Cookbook' but you can get free recipes on The Queen of Quarks website.

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