I’ve been doing a bit more experimenting in the kitchen lately. Mostly easy side dishes and things that require little prep work and minimal attention while cooking.
As all you fellow working moms know, once you get home at the “end” of the day, it’s like you step into an alternate reality, and in that alternate reality, the day has just begun! But, you’re still running on energy left over from the first reality…
(Not to say that stay-at-home moms don’t get exhausted – I know you do, too! I’m just sharing from my current position.)
Anyway, back to my main thought. Easy, quick food. Well, if you like bananas, this is a winner! I saw this idea floating around the web for a little while, but did not give it a try until recently. Ready for the ingredient list? It’s a doozey!
1 large, ripe banana
That’s it. Two ingredients. And it makes about 4 medium pancakes. Now, you can always add extras like I did. Like chocolate chips, or strawberries, blueberries, or nuts… you get he picture. I did blueberries and chocolate chips.
Anyway, you basically just mix up the banana and egg really well. I mashed the banana and then used a whisk to combine it with the egg. Then proceed to cook like any other pancake! (Just in case you’ve never made pancakes: Pour some batter onto a medium-hot skillet, and when little bubbles start to pop on the top of the pancake, flip it over and cook for just a little while longer so both sides are a nice, golden-brown.)
I was expecting something heavy and not-pancake-y in the least, but these actually were not too different in texture from a normal pancake. They are definitely more moist, and obviously, taste of banana, which is different. But not bad, if you like banana!
And they look absolutely delicious, don’t you agree?
I highly reccomend having a side of bacon or sausage with these, so it counter-balances the sweetness of the pancakes.
If you try it, please let me know what your opinion is!