Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes With Coconut Syrup

Last month I visited one of the most beautiful places in all of the U.S…..Maui, HI. It was lush and green with towering cliffs and turquoise water. I had no idea what a “foodie paradise” Maui was. From super fancy restaurants, to hole in the wall breakfasts joints, there is something for everyone. Before I left for my trip, I made sure to ask for recommendations on where to eat. Just about every single person I talked to all said to go to the Gazebo Restaurant. I had heard about these pancakes even before I stepped foot onto the island.

After about an hour of waiting in the rain  (yes there is no ‘wait list’ you literally just stand in  line) I was able to order my own stack of this infamous banana pancakes. (*Spoiler Alert*) They were amazing. Well, beyond amazing, really. I knew the minute I tasted these bad boys I need to copycat them…Veggie Lisa Style!

What made the pancakes so delicious was the coconut syrup. I actually even bought some before we left, I knew that I needed to retreat this corn syrup and sugar filled sauce using whole foods. Well, after a few trial and error batches, I did it. And its glorious. This would be a great post workout meal served with your favorite protein. ENJOY!!!

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Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes

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Serves: 2

Serving size: 2

Ingredients
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 packets truvia or 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts, chopped (reserve 1 TBSP for topping)
  • 2 TBSP melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 TBSP unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
Instructions
  1. Blend in small bowl the following: banana, egg whites, maple syrup (or truvia)m, vanilla and coconut oil
  2. Sift in a separate bowl: baking powder, oat flour and salt
  3. Pour wet ingredients over dry and stir until just combined.
  4. Scoop ¼ cup of batter onto hot griddle. Cook until lightly brown (about 1-2 mins). Flip pancake and serve with warm coconut syrup, sliced banana, unsweetened coconut flakes and chopped macadamia nuts
Do you love this classic Hawaiian treat? Make it healthier with my version. Don't skip on the syrup, it only takes 15 mins to make
Coconut Syrup *healthified*

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Serves: 1 cup

Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can of coconut milk, full fat
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or truvia baking blend
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder
  • ½ tsp coconut extract
Instructions
  1. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce to low and simmer for 15 mins.
  3. Syrup will thicken as it cool.
  4. Serve warm
 

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