I wrote this post this morning, before the tragedy in Boston. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this horrible, senseless act. I am having a hard time processing what happened… but instead of feeling overwhelmed by the scary and awful things in the world, I’m trying to focus on the happy things in life. This post is one of those happy things.
I felt like I had been bestowed the magical power of making pancakes appear from thin air when I made these this morning. I grabbed 1 banana, 1 egg, a 1/4 cup of peanut butter (plus a dash of vanilla), threw them in a bowl, mashed them up, plopped them on the griddle… and voilà! Pancakes!
They look like normal pancakes and they taste so good that you won’t notice that they’re not exactly like normal pancakes. They’re gluten free, PLUS there are no refined or added sugars– just the naturally occurring sugar in the banana. And on top of that, these pancakes have a solid amount of protein from the peanut butter and egg. I’m a firm believer in starting your day off with protein, because it can help stabilize and regulate your blood sugar levels throughout the day, which boosts your metabolism, keeps you full, and helps your body maintain a stable energy level.
In other words, these pancakes are perfect.
Inspired by this recipe over on Gluten Free Fix.
All you need!
3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes, aka the Quickest Pancakes Ever You’ll Ever Make
This will make 1 serving of 3 small pancakes– multiply as needed for the number of lucky people you plan on feeding these to!
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- Optional: dash of vanilla (or cinnamon)
- Combine everything in a bowl. Mash it up. Mix it up.
- Pour batter onto pre-heated, pre-greased griddle. Heat until pancake batter bubbles, then flip.
- Congratulations! You just made pancakes in less than 10 minutes! Now eat them and be merry.