Banana & Egg Pancakes

Do you ever wake up feeling like you want pancakes for breakfast, but you can’t be bothered with getting eggs, milk and butter out of the fridge, or dive into your cupboards looking for flower, and oil?  Fear not, just try these two ingredient pancakes…  I don’t think I know something that is quicker nor easier to make.  Fool proof I tell you… and ingredients are only bananas and eggs.  That’s it, nothing more nothing less…

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 small ripe bananas
  • butter for baking

Method:

Peel the bananas and mash them with a fork in a bowl.  Keep mashing until you have a fairly smooth puree in a bowl. Take your eggs and break them in the bowl on top of the bananas. Now stir till you end up with a smooth liquid ‘dough’

Heat up a skillet on high heat and melt in some butter. With a large spoon or a ladle, add in  a bit of the dough, enough to make a small pancake of max. 8cm wide.

Why 8cm you ask?  These pancakes are quite liquid so it may get a little tricky when flipping them over.  You cannot flip these like your regular pancakes, I mean you can but you may end up with a bit of mess which you didn’t plan on….  Keeping them small, also ensures they cook evenly and thus come out nice and evenly golden brown..  What worked for me during the flipping process, was resisting the urge to flip until one side was golden brown (feel free to peak under the sides for a colour check) and then flip them over with a spatula. Some of the batter may still spill on the pan, but just make sure you put the turned pancake on top of this spill, so nobody will notice.  Once the second side is golden brown too, any further flipping or cooking, as required will be a lot easier.

last but not least serving: I kept my pancakes easy and straight forward, by adding on some honey only, but feel free to dress up with blueberries, raspberries or other red fruit, crushed nuts, chocolate chips, apple sauce, maple syrup, cinnamon, jam, mango or anything else that you may feel like.  You can also incorporate one or more of the above into the pancakes whilst cooking – just add onto the pancake before first flipping…. and then add some more after…  combinations are pretty much endless…  Enjoy!

 

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