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Banana and ragi pancakes are a healthy and delicious Snack option. Ragi, also known as finger millet, is a nutritious grain that is rich in fiber, protein, and minerals such as calcium and iron. Bananas, on the other hand, are a great source of potassium and vitamins
Here are some of the benefits of ragi and banana pancakes for kids:
- Nutritious: Ragi is a rich source of fiber, calcium, and iron, while bananas are packed with vitamins and minerals. Combining these two ingredients in pancake form makes for a nutritious breakfast option for kids.
- High in fiber: Ragi and banana pancakes are high in fiber, which helps to promote healthy digestion and prevent constipation.
- Good for bone health: Ragi is an excellent source of calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth. This is especially important for growing kids.
- Boosts energy: The carbohydrates in bananas provide a quick source of energy, while the fiber and protein in ragi help to sustain energy levels throughout the morning.
- Helps with brain development: Ragi is also a good source of iron, which is important for brain development and cognitive function in children.
- Easy to make: Ragi and banana pancakes are easy to make and can be customized to suit your child’s tastes. You can add a variety of toppings such as honey, maple syrup, or fresh fruit to make them more appealing to kids.
Prep :5 min
Cook: 5 min
To make ragi and banana pancakes, you can follow these simple steps:
- 1 cup ragi flour
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tbsp jaggery powder/3-4 mashed dates
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- Butter or oil for cooking
- In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe banana until it becomes smooth.
- Add ragi flour, milk, Jaggery powder / mashed dates and a pinch of salt to the bowl. Mix well until you get a smooth batter.
- Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add a small amount of butter or oil to the pan.
- Pour a small amount of batter onto the pan and spread it evenly to form a pancake.
- Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until bubbles start to appear on the surface. Flip the pancake and cook for another minute or until both sides are golden brown.
- Repeat the process with the remaining batter.
- Serve the ragi and banana pancakes with some honey or maple syrup on top.
- Add fresh fruit toppings to add more nutrition.
Note : you can also add one egg if you like to eat egg and skip baking powder.
Enjoy your healthy and delicious ragi and banana pancakes!
This post is a part of Blogchatter A2Z challenge 2023