I don’t love to cook — there, I said it. Yes, there was a time when I stirred gravy every evening and wore a hideous striped apron to preserve my cool-mom clothes. But there’s just one kid left at home with me now, and while he could eat from a trough like a true farm animal, we don’t enjoy the same foods. It’s tough to be a vegetarian with a kid who thinks bacon is a food group! So that’s one of the reasons I don’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It’s also why I adore this super easy 3-ingredient power pancake recipe.
I recently visited a friend who is one of the best little hostesses you’ll ever meet. She greets me with kisses and always has some fresh grapes on the table, a bottle of wine ready, and something sweet to tempt me with. On my last visit, she pulled out a plate of what looked like a cross between pancakes and crepes. Me being the pancake connoisseur I am, I immediately sampled one. What I tasted was a robust banana flavor — a party in my mouth! When I found out those babies had just two ingredients: bananas and eggs, I was hooked.
A few Saturdays later, I woke up with a sore throat, achy body, and a taste for some home cooking. So here’s what I did: I added one amazing ingredient to an already awesome recipe and made a healthy pancake breakfast that gave me the boost I needed.
Super Easy 3-Ingredient Power Pancake Recipe
- 1 ripe banana
- I tablespoon of apple or pumpkin butter (see below for more product info)
- 2 eggs
Mash the ingredients in a bowl (use a fork or potato masher). Prepare a hot skillet with coconut oil or your preferred spray/oil. Slowly pour batter and then cook as you would a traditional pancake. Beware, these pancakes are a lot thinner and flipping them can be tricky. Turn the delicate structure with care, but don’t be too concerned if you break a few. They taste just as yummy when they’re crumbled.
** Get creative with your super easy 3-ingredient power pancakes. They’re flour-less, gluten-free, and great for the non-cooks and busy moms. Sprinkle them with chocolate chips, crushed nuts, cinnamon, cardamon, or apple pie spice. Anything goes! I topped mine with blueberries for an antioxidant kick. You could try strawberries, sliced bananas, maple syrup, pure honey, or anything you have available. Smear them with an extra tablespoon of apple butter. It’s delish!
P.S The kid devoured these!
Mantra: I fuel my body mindfully, because good health is a sacred gift and an act of self-love.
Try the awesome apple butter I use in my recipe, as a dip, and on my favorite nutty breads…
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