Sunday, 15 November 2015

3-ingredient Banana Pancakes

I'm always looking for tasty treats for my kids that aren't filled with processed sugar, so my sister told me about this really easy banana pancake recipe.  Three ingredients?!  Yes, please!  I chose to add cinnamon, too, so ours were 4-ingredient pancakes.  Simple to make, and I don't feel guilty about serving it as a baby's finger food!

I'll be honest, these don't last long in our house.  There's something about things that are mini-sized that makes them easier to eat in large batches, right?  And it totally doesn't count because it's mini.  And because these things are really only banana and egg!

raspberry garnish
She kept stealing all the food!  First pancakes, then raspberries.
I meant to save some to see how they would freeze.  You can see how that panned out.

They're really moist, and the texture is in between a pancake and an omelette.  It's like the sweet centre of french toast!  You can make these the night before and warm them up for a few seconds in the microwave before you serve them.  They really don't need maple syrup, but if you're feeling a bit naughty, why not pour some (a lot?!) on?

Ingredients (for 15 silver dollar pancakes):
  • 1 banana
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • cinnamon (optional)
Tip!  Add in nuts, seeds or chocolate chips to personalize your pancakes.

  1. Mash banana thoroughly using a fork.
    My daughter loves mashing bananas.
  2. Mix in baking powder and cinnamon.

  3. Beat in egg.  The mixture will be fairly thin, almost like a crepe batter.
  4. Heat pan over low heat.
  5. Oil pan and pour in batter in silver-dollar size rounds.

  6. Flip, when the pancake looks dry around the edges.  Be really careful, because it's a really soft pancake.  Fry for another minute or two to brown the other side.
  7. Eat.  Eat all the pancakes.  Let your child reach up and steal each one as it comes off the pan.  They're delicious!
    We ate them all.  Very quickly.  Didn't even save any for my son!
If you prefer a more fluffy pancake, just increase the amount of baking powder you put in.  I threw in about 1/4 tsp in another batch I made with 2 bananas and 1 egg, and those are the ones pictured with strawberries.

3-ingredient banana pancakes

paleo pancakes

Have you ever tried a recipe like this?  Let us know how long these pancakes last (or don't last!) in your house!

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