So today is Pancake Day and I’ve always loved pancakes so I’m going to make some later – but not the usual kind with milk, flour and eggs. Mine will have just two ingredients: eggs and bananas.
Think that sounds a bit odd? So did I. Till I tried them. They are delicious! What I love best about Paleo cooking is that you only need a few ingredients to make something gorgeous and yet unusual.
Take Parmesan crisps. They literally need only ONE ingredient – Parmesan cheese. You grate it, fry it, wait till it resembles brandy snaps and remove it from the pan then break into crisps. They’re so delicious you’ll have a job holding onto them. I try to batch bake these but to no effect – they disappear within minutes of making them.
It’s same with my banana and egg pancakes. Absolutely gorgeous and so easy to make – and eat!
Banana and egg pancakes
All you need are eggs and bananas – preferably quite ripe ones. Now some recipes call for one banana per two eggs; some half a banana for two eggs. I found these combinations a bit too sweet and not good for blood sugar levels. So I suggest a quarter of a banana (average size banana) mashed up and added to two whisked eggs. Use an electric mixer if you have one as that will add lots of air and beat the mixture up so it blends really well. It should, and will, resemble a fine pouring batter.
Warm up a frying pan. I use a one-egg pan I have and make one at a time. That way they’re nice and thin as they should be. Add some butter to a warm pan, wait till it sizzles then slowly drizzle in the banana and egg mixture till it fills the sides (assuming you use a small pan). If you’re using a skillet or large frying pan small mounds of batter are better.
You can toss the pancakes when they look about done on one side or just use a fish slice to flip them over. They’ll look like pancakes should – yellow and brown. And nice and flat. I would suggest you make a pile as you go but chances are you’ll eat them as they come out the pan – just try not to!
If you have kids, they’ll love these and can even help you make them provided you supervise. Add juice of lemon if you wish, or jam, or add some cinnamon to the mix. For a more savoury pancake, add pinch of salt to the mix.
You can do a variation of these with small amounts of mashed potato added to the egg mix instead of bananas. You can use a bit more potato than banana as you don’t have to worry about blood sugar levels soaring as they won’t be sweet. Same method as above. These do taste a bit omeletty but they’re still delicious and when I made a batch on Sunday they just went.
These work well with grated cheese and/or bacon or ham. Sorry for no pictures but I think we all know what a banana, egg and potato looks like! These recipes are ideal if you’re gluten and/or wheat free. They’re high in protein, low in carb and very filling.
Enjoy Pancake Day whatever you’re doing – and whatever you’re eating!