This October, Nestlé is running a 21-Day Breakfast Challenge to promote their products as well as to encourage people to invest more time and effort in making breakfast part of their morning routine. Nestlé products should feature in the selfies posted on their Facebook album. Though I am not into this selfie madness, I was fueled by the excitement of a new challenge and decided to tackle it in my own way: To bake the 21 breakfast recipes in the Nestle recipe book and post one recipe per day on my blog.


More pancakes and the last of my strawberries on this glorious Day 20 of the Nestle breakfast challenge. I found the idea of cutting my pancakes into heart shapes really cheesy and was more comfortable with the conventional round shape. The only other change I made was to replace the eggs with banana puree and my pancakes puffed up impressively so I had no qualms going egg-free here. Do not skip the strawberry sauce, I repeat, do not skip the strawberry sauce, else the precious effort of getting up early to make these special pancakes will be, to a large extent, wasted.



For the Pancakes

3 tablespoons milk powder

3/4 cup all purpose flour

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon kitchen salt

1/2 banana, mashed

1 1/2 cups cold water

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the Strawberry Sauce

1 cup fresh strawberries

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla paste


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. In another bowl, combine mashed banana, water and vanilla.

  • Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing only enough to combine them. The batter will be somewhat lumpy.

  • Use a 1/4 cup to ladle batter onto a hot skillet or frying pan and cook until bubble break onto surface of pancake.

  • When the bottom turn golden brown, flip pancake with a spatula and cook on the other side for about 1 minute.

  • Repeat with remaining batter and stack pancakes on a hot plate. In the mean time, prepare the strawberry sauce.

  • Cook strawberries with sugar until soft and jam-like in consistency, cook slightly and stir in vanilla paste.

  • Serve the pancakes warm with strawberry sauce and a scoop of vanilla or berry ice cream. Makes 4 servings.

Whole wheat Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce