…on a stack of delicious, healthy, only 2-ingredient pancakes! Despite variations of this recipe being all over the internet, I didn’t realise until very recently that it was possible to create a batch of fluffy and incredibly yummy pancakes with just a banana and two eggs. Oh and a touch of baking powder, but hopefully that is one of your kitchen staples!
So on Sunday, although i was rushing to fit in a run before heading out for a long country walk with my family (as we hadn’t spent a weekend all of us together for about 3 months!), I managed to whip up a few of these to give me enough energy to make it through the morning.
I know a lot of people think that anything requiring any kind of cooking for breakfast is far too much effort, but these are a seriously quick way to get everyone sitting around the table together on a lovely Sunday morning. Plus everyone can choose their own toppings. You can satisfy those with a sweet tooth with smatterings of Nutella, or keep the health conscious happy with fresh berries and chopped nuts. Well worth a dirty mixing bowl and frying pan!
Makes around 6 pancakes
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- Mash up the banana using a fork until it is a paste like texture.
- Wisk in the two eggs.
- Add 1/2 tsp. of baking powder and mix.
- Heat a small frying pan with a very small amount of coconut oil. I brushed mine onto the pan so that their was only a thin layer of oil covering it.
- If you have set of measuring cups, you can use the 1/3 cup to spoon the mixture into the pan, as I found this helped with creating the circular shape. If not a tablespoon is fine! TIP: If you spoon the mixture into the pan more quickly you will achieve a better shape.
- I like my pancakes a little rough round the edges. They look a lot more authentic, as opposed to the perfect circular shape of shop bought ones!
- Leave the pancake to cook for a 2-3 minutes on each side. Flip using a spatula.
- Once you’ve cooked all your pancakes, pile them high and (the fun part) add your chosen toppings!
Nutella and desiccated coconut
Maple syrup, berries and chopped walnuts
(More) banana, blueberries and peanut butter.
Figs, Greek yogurt and honey.