Sunday, April 20, 2014

Banana Pancakes

These guys were an experiment from a Pinterest recipe: I wanted to find a breakfast goodie that was healthy, and that I could make with ingredients in my kitchen already. Turns out, you can make banana pancake batter with just 2 eggs and a banana! It sounded simple enough, so I gave it a go.

I put on "Banana Pancakes" by Jack Johnson and started my morning off slow. :) I'd like to picture it like a meandering river versus a bumbling stream or the waves crashing in the ocean. Still in your pajamas and slippers, not touching the cold hardwood yet. Swaying to the music while you flip your pancakes. The smell of something delicious cooking starting to wake up your senses.

Take the two eggs (my grandparents have chickens, so we usually have a plethora of farm fresh eggs) and the banana, and put them in a blender until they are blended smooth and a little frothy (you can also mash the banana with a fork and wisk it with the eggs if you don't have access to a blender).

Put some coconut oil in a pan on low-medium heat and start pouring in your batter. I poured in a little at a time to make around 7 small-normal sized pancakes. However you can also make one or two big pancakes, and that works well, too! They cook quickly, so be ready with your spatula to flip them. The larger sized pancakes are harder to flip, but if you are a flip-master you will have no problems!

They are relatively thin, more crepe-like, when the batter is whipped in the blender. They are a little bit more fluffy and thick when whisked by hand.

After cooking the blender-batch, my mind immediately turned to what to put in them/on them (like a crepe). I had some almond butter, some honey, and some dried cranberries in the pantry, so I went for it. I drizzled honey on top of my pancakes. Then put some almond butter and cranberries on one, rolled it up and ate it. It was like dessert!

I am sure it they would be delicious with a whipped topping of some sort, fruit, maple syrup, nutella.. Let your mind run wild.

When I whisked them by hand, I just drizzled honey over them and they were delicious and sweet and well!

Here they are!:

I have a friend that prefers savory over sweet, and adapted this recipe to his tastes. He made the pancake batter by whisking in salt, pepper, and paprika "for a little sweet heat." Don't be afraid to put your own twist on it, and let me know what you think!

Have a wonderful day, enjoy the outdoors, bask in the sunshine (but don't get burnt), and take it slow in the morning.

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