Last week I shared with you a recipe for the world’s healthiest ice cream using just bananas.( http://bitewize.co.nz/recipe/this-may-just-be-the-worlds-healthiest-dessert/) Well this week bananas are on the menu again, this time for brunch.
Who doesn’t love lazy Sundays; enjoying a well earned sleep in and waking up to a delicious cooked breakfast? The only problem with this is that eating brunch out on a regular basis can certainly eat through a large portion of your calorie budget, so I tend to try and choose egg based options when I am out for brunch. There’s not much I love more than a deliciously cooked poached egg with a crunchy piece of grainy toast that you can mop up your yolk with. However, sometimes savoury just won’t cut it, and I want a sweet breakfast. This morning was one such morning.
We have been house bound all weekend due to painters needing access to our front door and balcony. Which has meant I have been trying to clear the air of paint fumes with baking and cooking. (Muffins yesterday and pancakes this morning – we are now left with banana infused paint smelling air – not as bad as headache inducing normal paint fumes).
These banana pancakes are a ridiculously tasty and easy version of the classic Sunday brunch meal.
What you will need to serve two (or one very hungry person)
Yup, you see right, there are only three ingredients pictured, and you can skip the cinnamon if you want!
I actually used:
1 ½ bananas
½ tsp cinnamon
What you will need to do
Beat the eggs lightly in a small bowl.
Mash the banana as much as possible in a separate bowl. Add the egg to the mashed banana and mix well.
Add in cinnamon if using.
Add in any other additions you are using and mix until incorporated.
You can also chuck everything into the food processor and pulse everything together for a super quick mix.
Heat a non-stick pan, or use a small amount of oil to grease your pan.
Drop 2 Tbsps of mixture into the pan. You will know when one side is cooked as the mixture will start to bubble on the top, just like it would with regular pancake mixture. Depending on how hot you have your pan, this will probably take less than one minute. You do have to watch them, as they cook quickly and tend to brown quickly. Flip the pancake over and cook the other side.
Stack up your pancakes and serve with condiments of choice!
I do have a confession to make. The picture above is of my partner’s plate – and he pretty much drowned his pancakes in maple syrup. I don’t usually recommend using that much, as it really just contributes to excess sugar in our diets. We also topped the pancakes with mixed berries and homemade yoghurt. Yum!
These pancakes might not be the prettiest pancakes you have ever made, but they are damn tasty and one of the healthiest sweet breakfasts you are likely to find!
For those of you who use protein powder, add 20g or so for an extra protein packed punch, use vanilla or chocolate depending on the flavour you would like to create.
Peanut flour, peanut butter or other nut butter; a couple of Tbsp should suffice
1 tsp baking powder to make them a little fluffier
You could also make larger, thinner pancakes (like a crepe) and wrap your favourite fillings in them instead.
Let me know how yours turn out and what additions you like to make by commenting below!