If you’re anything like me you have seen this egg and banana pancakes recipe everywhere on the internet and have just been to hesitant to try it, or just simply haven’t thought of it while making breakfast yet. It sounds way too easy, and too healthy to be true! Well, I finally got the ambition to give them a chance and thought I would share the experience with you all. First, the ingredients. Watch out, you may have a hard time getting some of them (just kidding)
Makes 3 pancakes:
a sprinkle of ground cinnamon- totally optional
That’s it! Just two or three super easy ingredients that I would be willing to bet are already in your house. So not only do you not need much but you probably already have the ingredients and they are crazy cheap to make if you don’t. First, mush the banana(s) in a mixing bowl. Anything to smush them with is just fine, I personally used a fork. This is a great activity for your toddler if you have one, mine loved it. It’s perfectly ok if there are chunks of bananas in there, we did not make ours smooth at all and it came out just fine. Add two eggs and stir it all up like you are making scrambled eggs. A fork is just fine for this as well! Here is where I added some cinnamon to ours, but you can easily leave that out if you like. I tried both with cinnamon and without it, and I will say they tasted amazing either way. The toddler really didn’t have a preference either! Pour pancake-sized glops on your pan just like you would with pancake mix and bam! You’re ready to go!
The biggest difference I noticed while cooking the egg and banana pancakes vs regular pancakes is how they cook and when to know to turn them over. I was always taught once pancakes bubble in the middle it is time to flip them. That’s not what happened with these. Egg and banana pancakes cooked more like, well… eggs. So when the edges started solidifying is when I pretty much decided to flip them and that worked just fine for us. Once we had our 3 pancake batch cooked up it was ready for the hard part… feeding them to my very picky, almost three year old. This is the kid that wont eat anything remotely healthy ( I have a feeling he got that from his dad) and wont eat pancakes unless drenched in syrup. Well. I gave him a plate of the banana pancakes WITHOUT syrup.
I think the picture speaks for itself. He scarfed them down! I’m sure it helps that they completely tasted like dessert. They were super sweet and tasted amazing. I will tell you, they didn’t taste just like pancakes but they are an incredibly healthy alternative. The kid loved them and so did I. The best part aside from getting my toddler to eat a better breakfast? I have something that I can eat whenever I get a sweet tooth without killing my healthy eating program! Turns out I have to cook these for breakfast more often. So go ahead, finally give them a try like I did and let me know how they turn out!