Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Healthiest (Banana) Pankcakes in Town!

That's right! Not only did I find the healthiest pancakes in town, I made them too!

This past weekend and this week so far I have been battling a really bad cold. What that usually means for me is the desire for sleep and comfort food. What's more comforting than pancakes?! As we all know, pancakes are not the healthiest food... or are they? Enter: the above mentioned pancakes. No flour. No butter. No added sugar. No dairy. High protein. High potassium. Low calories. What more could you ask for?!
Ingredients? Two things: a banana and an egg. That's right, those two things right there, on their own, will make you a delicious, fluffy pancake. I did add a couple of other ingredients for my toppings: I used 5 sliced strawberries and some light maple syrup. Shall we get started? Here's how to make them:

1. Put the full banana (but in pieces) into a bowl
2. Mash the banana with a fork
3. Put the egg in the bowl with the mashed banana
4. Stir together and further mash the mixture
5. Put half the mixture in a sprayed frying pan
6. Flip carefully and quickly once the first side is browned
7. Repeat with rest of mixture
8. Put desired toppings on pancakes
9. Eat

Do you like how I made it into so many steps? It's probably only about 3 steps but I gave the illusion there's work involved! :)    

I made these for the first time last night (mmmm, breakfast for dinner) and I really didn't know what to expect. I thought I might taste a lot of eggs, or the banana would be overwhelming. Neither was the case! It tasted like a real-life full of flour and butter pancake! Pleasantly fluffy, and super delicious. Not to mention LIGHT! I find sometimes after eating a couple of pancakes your stomach can feel heavy, which was totally not the case with these. And check out the ingredients - these puppies are healthy! 

I would definitely recommend playing with the extra ingredients to make them your own - the original recipe I saw called for blueberries to be cooked right in, but I don't much care for blueberries so I opted for the strawberries. You could also try peaches, or chocolate chips - the world is your oyster! 

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  1. Wow, these look super easy to make! I am going to have to try them myself :)

    xo, alison*elle

    1. INCREDIBLY EASY! If I can make them, anyone can make them. Enjoy!