Remember that song, Banana Pancakes? It starts, Can't you see that it's just raining? Ain't no need to go outside..." and that's exactly how I felt today when I woke up. Maybe it was the weather, maybe it was my sweet tooth, but I really fancied some banana pancakes this morning.
I've been meaning to experiment with "protein pancakes" for some time now, so today turned out to be the day. Additionally, my boyfriend's mom gave me these adorable little heart-shaped rings that are perfect for pancakes or fried eggs. This version is so simple, it's stupid, but the outcome is really delicious. What's great about these healthy, crepe-like pancakes is that they are already sweet. You don't need the butter, syrup, or powdered sugar. You can if you want, but IMHO it is not necessary.
Without further ado...
What You’ll Need
For 1 Serving. (Note: if doubling/tripling this recipe for guests, simply increase the amount of eggs and bananas, keeping the same ratio. Do not put in more than 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder, and use the other ingredients "to taste."
- 2 eggs
- 1 large, ripe banana
- Less than 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Small pinch of salt (Less than 1/4 teaspoon)
- Small pinch of baking powder (Less than 1/4 teaspoon)
- Small sprinkle of cinnamon (Less than 1/4 teaspoon)
Using a whisk or emersion blender, combine all ingredients until smooth and silky.
Grease a large non-stick pan and set it over medium/medium-high heat. We used coconut oil, which is allegedly more "heart-healthy" than alternatives.
Ladle the batter into the pan and let cook for 1-2 minutes. Carefully flip the pancake over to cook the other side, flipping back and forth if necessary. Continue with the rest of the batter and enjoy!