A group of girlfriends and I made brunch plans one Saturday a few weeks ago. I was stoked! 1. I hadn't seen some of them in a very long time and 2. We were hitting up a place I had wanted to try for a while...The Original Pancake House. MmMmmm pancakes!
That's not what this post is about though- those delicious pancakes (and oatmeal) that we all enjoyed. Although, really- that place is indeed YUMMY! This post is about something incredibly intriguing one of those friends shared with me- this crazy idea running around the internet about some banana and egg ONLY pancakes.
"Christina! Have you heard about these pancakes everyone's making- using bananas and eggs only?!"
"...Whaaaaaaaat? Only? No binder at all? No almond flour....or whole wheat flour...."
"No! Isn't that crazy?! You HAVE to make them and let me know what you think!!!"
So I did.
I came home THAT day and told my husband all about this thing. Then as I described it aloud I starting really thinking about it... "Well yeah...I guess that makes sense. You have your sweetener in the banana...also the liquid...because bananas liquify as you puree them...and then I guess they are a bit starchy as well. So there's that! And then the egg is totally a binder! Wow!"
That next morning we played around and made some :) I love stuff like this!
My opinion? Pretty good! For having literally 2 stinking ingredients in them- ingredients that are healthy, unprocessed, NOT white sugar, NOT starch or flour, and NOT oil, you seriously can't go wrong! I'm totally hooked and my husband talked about them that whole darn weekend! It was like a science experiment gone right :) My only complaint is that they weren't the most filling of things....but then again I was expecting old fashioned PANCAKES when making them- filled with like a ton of flour that literally turns into a brick in your tummy and leaves you feeling fat and sleepy the rest of the day, hehe. These do not do that. They are light and very airy- eggy and filled with sweet banana flavor! We left the breakfast table feeling filled- but like, good filled. Healthily filled.
Plus they're SO easy to make! I can see myself making these for babies and youngsters someday, because of the simple unprocessed ingredients used.
Next time I'm going to add a bit of vanilla extract, cinnamon and possibly some ground flax seed...see what sort of yumminess that creates.
2 INGREDIENT BANANA PANCAKES
- 2 ripe bananas
- 4 large eggs
1. In a blender or food processor, puree your bananas until they become liquid with very slight chunks- about 10-15 seconds.
2. Slightly beat your eggs and then add to your bananas. Puree another 5-10 seconds to fully combine.
3. Preheat a non-stick pan or skillet over medium to medium-high heat and lightly grease with coconut oil, oil, or butter. We used coconut oil. Spoon or pour batter into pan carefully, as mixture will spread out quite a bit.
4. Allow to cook a few minutes on first side (you'll see little bubbles appear on surface when it's ready to flip) and then flip and cook another minute or two on other side.
Serve immediately alongside butter or coconut oil, and warm maple syrup or honey! Or if you're really trying to be health conscious, neither- they're naturally slightly sweet :)
Fluffy little pillows of delightful bliss. Banana egg pancakes, you'll be a regular here indeed.
For printable recipe, click here.