Written March 11th 2017

For World Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017, I thought I’d share a quick, tasty breakfast you can make when you only have five minutes to spare.

For the sake of transparency, I’ve probably made and eaten this about three-hundred times in my life and I love it.  So, I wouldn’t call this an impartial blog post. That being said, unless you happen to be allergic to any of the ingredients, you’re likely to enjoy this meal too.

Let’s take a look at the key ingredients…

Egg –  Eggs are a great protein source and are high in choline, an important nutrient in overall brain function. This high choline content makes the egg a memory-boosting superfood.

Banana – Bananas are high in dopamine, which may go some way towards improving mood and a feeling of wellbeing. It’s packed with a host of other nutrients too and has a relatively low glycemic index, providing steady fuel for the brain.

The only other thing you need is a small amount of oil to fry your pancakes in.  The jury is still out on which oils are best to use, so do your own research and go with what works for you.

From raw state to plate…

And that’s it. Two foods you can find everywhere.  I’m the furthest thing from a chef,  so below is my very crude, but perfectly practical approach to making this happen.

  1. Mash up one banana with a fork
  2. Whisk one or two eggs with a fork
  3. Add the egg and banana together and whisk further
  4. Pour mixture into a pan with a small amount of pre-heated oil on low-medium heat
  5. Fry until it looks ready (divide the ‘batter’ into segments as this is happening if you like)
  6. Flip over and fry for a short while on the other side
  7. Put on a plate and eat


 And that’s it. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity… this is a great little meal. (Perfect start to the day for kids too.)  You can, of course, expand on this bare-bones version by adding a few other brain-healthy ingredients such as walnuts, blueberries, peanut butter, oats, yoghurt… or whatever else comes to mind.


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