Disclosure :: This post was written by Savanna Latimer, RD, LDN an Ochsner Eat Fit BR Dietitian and sponsored by Ochsner Baton Rouge.
Healthy Mother’s Day Breakfast
Mother’s Day is approaching, which means the little ones may want to bring their favorite person breakfast in bed! However, the last thing you want is a mess in the kitchen and a less desirable breakfast to eat. Instead, try the Eat Fit BR spin on the crowd-pleasing banana pancakes. These cakes are easy to make, packed with whole grains and protein and the perfect way to start Mother’s Day!
Banana Protein Pancakes
Makes 2 servings
1 ripe medium-large banana
1 large egg
1 cup Kodiak Cakes– Power Cakes Waffle and Flapjack Mix
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Heat griddle or pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray. While griddle is heating, mash banana in a mixing bowl. Add egg and whisk to combine. Add pancake mix, cinnamon and milk. Whisk until smooth.
Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto heated pan or griddle. Cook until bubbles form on the top. Flip and continue to cook until golden brown.
Serve with toppings of your choice. My favorite is dark chocolate chips, berries and coconut whip cream. Delicious!
Nutritional information per serving: 300 calories, 6 grams fat, 1 grams saturated fat, 510 mg sodium, 44 grams carbohydrate, 7 grams fiber, 10 grams sugar, 2 grams added sugar, 19 grams protein
About Ochsner Eat Fit
Eat Fit is a nonprofit initiative of Ochsner Health, designed to help the community live their healthiest, strongest lives possible. The team of Eat Fit dietitians works closely with local restaurants, markets and other foodservice establishments to identify and develop dishes that meet the Eat Fit nutritional criteria. These items are identified directly on the menu with the Eat Fit seal of approval, making the healthy choice the easy choice when dining out.
Free to all restaurants and foodservice partners, Eat Fit encourages nutritious choices whether an individual is looking to lose weight, feel better or look better, as well as help to manage health issues including diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure.
With more than 300 partners, Eat Fit has expanded across the state to include Eat Fit Northshore, Eat Fit BR, Eat Fit Acadiana, Eat Fit Shreveport, and Eat Fit Monroe.
The Eat Fit team connects deeply within the Eat Fit communities, serving as a resource for all things wellness. Download the Eat Fit smartphone app to find participating restaurants with full nutrition facts of Eat Fit menu items, as well as recipes, community wellness resources, and to connect with a health professional in your area. And check out the Eat Fit Cookbook, a compilation of 125 recipes from 40 Eat Fit partners, at www.EatFitCookbook.com.
Savanna Latimer is a registered dietitian for Eat Fit BR, a non-profit with Ochsner Health that collaborates with local restaurants, markets and more to spotlight nutritious and delicious meal options. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Savanna’s passions include community nutrition and sharing easy tips and healthy swaps to live a stronger and healthier life. Savanna has been part of the wellness community for over seven years. She enjoys connecting with others through movement by teaching group fitness classes. When she is not working with Eat Fit or teaching classes, Savanna enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and long walks with her husband and golden retriever.