Did someone just hear Jack Johnson? Oh that was just in my head. But I seriously am pretending that it's the weekend. Rainy mornings, sleeping in, and banana pancakes. (Jk I didn't sleep in. Boo. And I ran in the rain. Double boo.) BUT this is my favorite weekend treat that I am thinking about integrating to the work week, just to make it more fun.
Seriously guys, these are so easy. First you take bananas, then you mash them. Then you add eggs. You grease a griddle or pan with a little bit of olive oil spray or just oil up a paper towel and wipe it down. Key: make sure the griddle is hot enough- you can test a little bit in the pan to see how quickly a little blob cooks. Then take 1/4 cup of "batter" and place on the griddle/pan (whichever you use). You can add cacao nibs or blueberries for an extra fun batch. The trickiest part is flipping them- 2 spatulas are necessary because they are very delicate. Make sure the one side is cooked thoroughly before attempting the flop. The good news is, even if they aren't pretty, they still taste ah-mazing. You have the option for a slight drizzle of 100% maple syrup- but in my opinion you really don't need it! And I am a sugar person, TBH.
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While these are relatively high in sugar content compared to most other items on the plan- it is all natural fruit based sugars, and paired with protein from the eggs, they prevent the blood sugar spike and drop that causes hunger and weight gain. These will keep you full until lunch!
See below for the full recipe. Ready to give them a try? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
serves 2 (6 pancakes)
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- olive oil spray (alternative, put oil on a paper towel and spread on pan/griddle)
- ½ cup of blueberries or sprinkle of cacao nibs (optional)
- lil bit of 100% maple syrup
Mash bananas in a big bowl (some small lumps are OK). Add eggs. Mix together completely.
Heat pan or griddle over medium-high heat. Spray with olive oil spray. Test a small spoonful- if it solidifies quickly, it is ready. Fill a ¼ measuring cup with batter. Pour onto heated pan/griddle. Add blueberries and/or cacao nibs. Cook on each side until slightly brown. You may need two spatulas to flip, they are delicate.
For an extra treat serve with a dab of 100% maple syrup.