Tuesday, April 2, 2013

2 Ingredient Pancakes

My daughter doesn't like eggs, and if ya'll know me you know that I am a rather big fan. I couldn't allow my child to continue down the dark path of egg hatery, so I've tried them in every form I could think of. Despite all the variety I presented her with she would not be moved to eat them. This left me with only one option, get sneaky.
I got this recipe passed on to me from a friend, and it has been the secret to getting Claire to eat eggs. Drizzle them with just a touch of maple syrup if a grown up is eating them (but just a touch, they are suppose to be healthy) and you almost can't even tell they aren't real pancakes. I won't lie, they aren't 100% there, but they are REALLY close.  I think for me it also helps that I always add a banana to my normal pancakes so the banana flavor isn't new to me. The greek yogurt wasn't in the original recipe, but I feel it cuts a little of the intensity of the banana flavor and makes them taste more like traditional pancakes. If you don't have it or don't want dairy in your pancakes you can leave it out.

No Cake Pancakes
original recipe here

4 eggs
2 bananas
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 large spoonful of greek yogurt
cinnamon to taste

1) Add all your ingredients to a bowl and whirl them with an emulsion blender or other mixer of your choice until smooth.

2) Heat a pan over medium low heat with some butter and pour silver dollar sized pancakes into the pan. Cook for about a minute on each side until brown.

3) Arrange artfully on a plate and enjoy!

This recipe serves two but can easily be halved for one.

Keep your pancakes small and use a thin metal spatula to turn them or you'll have a heck of a time flipping them. They are more delicate than normal pancakes and will tear if you aren't careful.

Keep the heat lower than you would for normal pancakes or you'll burn them.

If you want to add some more heft to them you could also try adding a little peanut butter.


AuntieSa said...

They have a term for this:

Stealth Health!

Robin said...

That makes me sound like I'm a ninja. I like it!

AuntiSa said...

Too bad the pancakes are so fragile...you could use them like throwing stars!!