I've been missing pancakes since Mike and I don't eat food made of flour these days as a rule - gluten or gluten-free. I often look for grain-free recipes on various paleo sites because there are some creative ways to create "bread" and cook veggies. I came across a pancake recipe where the ingredients are just bananas and eggs. Hmmm... sounded interesting, so I gave it a go. My chickens are still producing plenty of eggs, so that made it ever better.
The pancakes were good! Today is the third time I made them, and I added a few things just for my taste - ground flax seeds and walnuts, cinnamon, a bit of salt and blueberries. Yum! Here is a picture of the unadorned pancakes:
Since they are already sweet because of the bananas - and yes, they do have a banana taste - we only add a bit of honey, along with some grass-fed butter (you could use virgin coconut oil too) and strawberries and a few more blueberries. It can still cause a sugar spike, but I'll take bananas over grains any day.
You can subsitute sweet potatoes or cooked pumpkin as well, but I've not tried them yet.
Here is a very loose recipe:
5 medium bananas
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
1/2 cup ground (not too fine) walnuts
a bit of salt
I mush up the bananas in my food processor, but keep them a bit lumpy, then put in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs, flax seed, ground walnuts, cinnamon, and a bit of salt. Mix with a fork until well mixed and then toss in some blueberries. I played with the proportions so that the bananas and eggs were close in volume and looked like batter. I always start with the bananas and then add the eggs. Today I used 10 bananas and 8 eggs since the bananas were on the small side. That was for breakfast today plus breakfast for me for the next five days when I get to work at 6:45. That made about 35 pancakes.
Cook on a griddle. Mine was set at about 325 and I use a quarter measuring cup because it makes the perfect size. These pancakes are super easy to flip, unlike some of the coconut flour pancakes I used to make - and they taste way better too.
And no, there is no baking powder or soda used - or needed!
Mike gives them a thumbs up too.