2 Ingredient Banana and Egg Pancakes: They Really Are Awesome

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I’m not sure how many times I’ve seen that video showing the 2 ingredient pancakes on facebook. You know the one — one banana and 2 eggs = glorious pancakes.

I was skeptical, to say the least. Which is why I’ve seen the video dozens of times and never actually tried to make them. But when we woke up this morning to snow — again — we decided to forget braving the elements to get our hands on brunch. So we stayed home, and I put my experimental cook’s hat on and played in the kitchen for a bit with random ingredients we had on hand.

And you know what? This is one time when the claims of the food video were actually totally and completely true. There are two of us, so I put two bananas in a bowl, mashed them up, and added 4 eggs. The ratio seems to be about 2 eggs and one banana per person.

I’m not sure that I’ve ever followed a recipe exactly (I’m a rebel that way) and today was no exception. I couldn’t resist the urge to add a dash of cinnamon and vanilla to the mixture. And a teensy sprinkle of salt. Then I melted a little butter in the frying pan and added gooey blobs of “batter” to the sizzling surface. For good measure, I sprinkled a thin layer of hemp hearts on each pancake, and then let it cook for a couple of minutes. Flipped it over and voila!

Pancakes. For real. And they were pretty tasty with the usual toppings. We tried a range (for science, cause we’re dedicated like that!) including: maple syrup, peanut butter & syrup, peanut butter & apricot-ginger jam, raspberry jam.

Our conclusions: these are good and both Jared and I would eat them again. They were quick and easy to eat, tasted good and were a nice texture.

Two thumbs up! Highly recommended.

xo Crystal

Originally published at wellthyliving.ca on March 6, 2017.

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