Green Banana Pancakes
I like simple recipes. I tend to lose interest in trying new recipes that are 23 ingredients long. So that is why this is one of my favorite recipes! Super easy and no mile long ingredient list to go with it. These can literally be made with 2 ingredients only. That's it!!! Although I like to add just a tad more to make it how I like it best.
-one green banana
-two eggs (you can stop here if you like!)
-1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill whey protein
-3 Tbsp coconut flour
-1 tsp cinnamon
The picture above shows a large batch, so I probably tripled the above recipe to get that amount. Also depends on how large a banana you are using, and also the eggs. Notice, it MUST be a GREEN banana! Do not try to make this recipe using a slightly green banana or one that is ripe. It will not work. The stiffness of the green banana is what makes these pancakes hold together. So the greener the better! As long as you are able to peel it. Ha!
Place the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend well. I like adding the whey protein and coconut flour for thickness. You must preheat a pan on the stove top and get it good and hot before starting. I use a bit of coconut oil or ghee to grease the pan. Once the pan is hot, pour your pancakes out and let them sit a few minutes. Lift the edge gently to see if underside is cooked, then quickly flip the pancakes and cook the other side. These can get messy if the pan was not hot enough first, or if your banana was not green enough. Remove from pan once both sides are done.
Then the fun part! You can top these however you like! Some options to consider:
-Obviously, you can go the butter and maple syrup route (real maple syrup!!! Not the junk stuff with fillers!) if that is your liking.
-Top with some Greek yogurt and fruit
-Spread some peanut butter on and top with banana slices
-Spread homemade apple sauce on top
-Top with cottage cheese and fruit (or applesauce here too!
-Top with a sunny side up egg
-Use as bread for a sandwich
-Or just grab one and eat it plain! :-)
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Terri Wentzell is a registered nurse with more than 20 years of experience. She is also a certified personal trainer, wellness coach, fitness nutrition coach, and sport yoga instructor.