The internet has been a playground lately for this "pancake" recipe that consists of two eggs and one mashed banana, a combination that no doubt is often met with disbelief. "That can't turn out like a pancake!" and "That can't be good" are just a few thoughts that popped into this Examiner's head upon encountering the recipe.
The perks of this recipe, of course, are that it's all natural, gluten free, take only two ingredients, and boasts a lot of protein, which is always great for breakfast. Still, it's hard not to be skeptical.
But it just kept popping up, so it seemed necessary to give it a try. And who doesn't have a banana and a couple of eggs lying in waiting?
The moment of truth: they were actually pretty good. Lighter and not as fluffy as regular pancakes, but vaguely reminiscent of banana pancakes in a delicious way. If traditional pancakes leave you feeling stuffed, or just take too much work, giving these a try is definitely a must. Here is the recipe (originally found at Blogilates) with a few tweaks for extra deliciousness:
- 2 eggs
- 1 banana, ripe, mashed
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- Dash cinnamon (optional)
Slice up your banana into a medium sized bowl. Crack in your two eggs.
Whip together until frothy and banana chunks are mostly broken down. A fork is probably the best tool for this task: you can use it to mash the banana as you go while still beating the eggs.
Add in the vanilla and cinnamon, if desired, and beat until combined.
Heat up a skillet or griddle and pour batter in, as you would for pancakes. Low heat is recommended, as these tend to cook pretty quickly. Cook each side until lightly browned, transfer to a plate, and enjoy with whatever toppings you like! These pancakes turn out pretty sweet, depending on the ripeness of your banana, so they're pretty great on their own, too.