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
- 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.
- Then, crack open an egg and mix it well into squashed fruit.
- Next, add in three tablespoons of oats.
- Finally, sprinkle a dash of cinnamon.
- Now it’s time to add our mixture to a non-stick pan over a medium heat.
- Then, use a tablespoon to transfer the mixture onto the pan. One tablespoon equals one mini pancake.
- 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?
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More Helpful Links & Resources
Check out the links below:
Discover the mental health & wellbeing resources on the Perth & Kinross council website, and:
- Living Life to the Full
- Breathing Space
- CARE INFORMATION SCOTLAND
- The British Psychological Society (BPS)
0116 254 9568
The BPS provides access to a list of clinical and counselling psychologists offering private therapy services.
- Carers Direct
0300 123 1053 (helpline, 9am–8pm Monday–Friday, 11am–4pm Saturday and Sunday)
www.carersdirectenquiry.serco.com/newcarersemail (contact form) Carers Direct provides advice for people who need help with their caring role and want to know what options are available to them.
- Carers Trust
0300 772 9600
Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone caring for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
- Carers UK
0808 808 7777 (helpline, 9am–6pm Monday–Friday)
Carers UK provides information and advice about caring alongside practical and emotional support for carers.
- Counselling Directory
0333 325 250 (10am–4pm Monday–Friday)
The Counselling Directory website includes a searchable database of counsellors and psychotherapists. It also has information about how talking therapies may help.
- Dementia UK
0800 888 6678 (9am–9pm Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm Saturday and Sunday)
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through its Admiral Nurse service.
0808 2000 247 (helpline, 24-hour)
www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/en/contact-us (contact form)
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Some research papers that have inspired us:
- Stanford Centre on Longevity (America) source: https://news.stanford.edu/2016/02/11/longevity-sightlines-project-021116/
- Alzheimers Drug Trials: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5866992/
- Dementia. Is it preventable? – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7346354/
- Read the article that reports on dietary carbohydrate, insulin resistance and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27582035/
- The Mediterranean diet, micronutrients and macronutrients, and MRI measures of cortical thickness and the affects of these in elderly people – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27461490/
Until next time, remember, sharing is caring.
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