Making Blueberry & Banana Pancakes for my Grandparents

We’re sharing a simple recipe that we recently discovered and learned how to make for our grandparents which includes one of the most nutritious, antioxidant-rich (and organ-nourishing) types of fruits in the world, blueberries. These super berries have been shown to boost brain and heart health.

By Kyle Wilson | September 2023

Only 5 ingredients

They say it’s the little things that make the biggest difference and this simple five-ingredient recipe is no exception. Each item shares hearty, nutritious health benefits from the potassium-rich banana to the fibre-stacked oats. Here are all the ingredients we’ll be cooking with:

  • One ripe banana
  • Handful of Blueberries
  • One egg
  • Three tbsp of oats
  • Dash of cinnamon

Making the mixture

  1. Let’s begin making the mixture by mushing together the banana and blueberries on a plate (or a bowl if you prefer). Since we used frozen blueberries, we used a fork to squash them.
  2. Then, crack open an egg and mix it well into squashed fruit.
  3. Next, add in three tablespoons of oats. 
  4. Finally, sprinkle a dash of cinnamon.

Let’s cook!

  1. Now it’s time to add our mixture to a non-stick pan over a medium heat.
  2. Then, use a tablespoon to transfer the mixture onto the pan. One tablespoon equals one mini pancake.
  3. Cook each side for 2-3 minutes.

Let’s eat and share

And that’s all there is to it. An simple, nutritious, and tasty recipe for the whole family. Because this recipe is so simple to make, it is a great opportunity to involve family members, especially kids and seniors, in the cooking process. It’s also a fun and creative way to add more nutrition to our diet.

How nutritious are these pancakes?

  1. The NHS blueberry & heart health study
  2. The top 10 health benefits of blueberries
  3. The top 7 health benefits of blueberries
  4. The top 5 health benefits of bananas
  5. The health benefits of bananas
  6. The nutrition of eggs
  7. The nutrition of oats
  8. The top 12 health benefits of cinnamon

NHS Tayside fruity pancake recipe and more

NHS Tayside run a community health initiative called ‘Community Cookit‘ which focuses on making nutritious recipes accessible to local communities via trained ‘cookit coaches.’ Discover their recipes.

  • Fruity pancake recipe by NHS Tayside Community Cookit
More Helpful Links & Resources

Check out the links below:

Discover the mental health & wellbeing resources on the Perth & Kinross council website, and: 

CareBlair created ScotsVote UK to help the young and young at heart learn how to register to vote and participate in elections as informed voters.

Use this page on ScotsVote UK to discover and connect with your local councillors across the twelve wards that make up Perth and Kinross council.

Some research papers that have inspired us:

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