Sunday, February 24, 2013

Two Ingredient Paleo Pancakes

As I've mentioned before, going full-on paleo is not for me - but that doesn't mean I can't try some paleo recipes in an attempt to at least lower my carb intake a little bit.  A while back, Kylie made banana and egg pancakes.  I thought that sounded like a really gross combination, but she forced me to try them anyway and they were actually pretty good.  So last weekend, when I was home alone and hungry, I gave them a try myself.  They're super easy, if a bit time consuming.

As the name implies, you'll only need two ingredients - a banana and two eggs.  I usually use local farm eggs, but I ran out and bought a half dozen at the grocery store - that's why my eggs look so drastically different.

First step - mash up your banana.  I used a fork, but I guess you could use a blender if you're really lazy?

Next, crack your eggs into a separate bowl.  This step didn't really require a photo, I just thought it was interesting to see the difference in yolk between the grocery store egg and the farm fresh egg.  One is a lot cloudier than the other.  Can you tell which is which?

Left: farm fresh egg.  Right: grocery store egg.
Now scramble those eggs together and add them to your banana mush.  I'll admit, the appearance is not exactly appetizing.

Now put some oil of your choice in a pan on medium heat.  Pour some batter and cook like regular pancakes - flipping when they start to bubble in the middle and look done around the edges.

A lot of the places I looked online said to make them small and one at a time because they are prone to crumbling, but I didn't have any such problems.  After a while I started making three at a time with no trouble at all.  I kept making them small though, because I love tiny pancakes.

And that's pretty much it.  I guess you could put syrup or jam or powdered sugar on them, or whatever else you like on your pancakes.  But I just ate them plain because they were so good.  They kind of have an almost crepe-like texture, rather than a traditional pancake; they're a little more spongy.  I'm not saying that's a bad thing, because it isn't.  I'm just preparing you.

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