This last week was a week I had to just put my head down and fight through it; good thing I am a fighter! Okay, not a boxer or someone that actually punches a co-worker in the face, but mainly because I would end up in jail. No one wants to go to jail, not really… Anyway, by the end of the day Friday, I was out of energy & out of fight. I needed a hug. OR Warm, yummy, comfort food. I was late getting out of work, and after driving home I was in need of getting food into me fast. What sounded good was a BIG stack of fluffy pancakes. In my opinion, pancakes are the perfect feel better food. But there was one minor problem, I have not been eating any flour lately, and did not want to start last night. Oh, but wait for it…
This week, while visiting my sister at college my mom (Banana Bev) learned a new recipe from one of my sister’s teammates. Mom got the nickname, Banana Bev one night when she made my sister and her teammates ice cream out of a frozen banana. She was super excited over her new find. Somehow the name has stuck. My sister’s friends love passing her banana recipes. So thanks to my sister’s friend: A, Banana Bev and I now have an awesome, comfy banana pancake recipe.
“Banana Bev Pancakes” Ingredients: (Her version of the 2 ingredient pancakes)
- 1 Banana
- 2 Eggs
- Vanilla Extract
- Peanut Butter
- Blue Berries
Smash your banana. I did this on a plate.
Crack 2 eggs & beat them.
Mix in your banana
Add a splash of vanilla and beat/mix it well
This is your core batter. I am sure you could add some cinnamon or mix in peanut butter to the batter, and it would be fantastic. In fact, I may have to try that tomorrow
when we get snowed in :o. If you want to make your batter a little smoother, you could toss it into a blender. Now grab your coconut oil (I used the coconut oil that had the coconut flavor still in it which gave a great tropical flavor. Once your oil and skillet are warm, drop a dollop of batter in. When I asked Banana Bev, when I should flip it, she responded with, “When it’s ready.” That’s not super helpful!, but since this recipe is similar to a real pancake, you will know when it’s ready.
My first flip was a little rough and my pancake separated, but we made it. In fact, with each pancake I made they got a little better. By the end of the batch– I think I had it down.
Instead of using syrup or Agave, I grabbed a blueberry and date jam(ish) yumminess that was in the fridge and topped the pancake off. I will have to get the recipe and post it for you.
I am pretty sure that after my first bite I heard the angels break out in a chorus of Hallelujah– just for me 😉 This was the perfect comfort food, that gave me a hug at the end of a tough week.
I am sure this recipe has been around for a while and after running into it a couple of times, I am so glad I tried it. I think my cleaned plate says it all!
So if you need a good, comfy food that willingly gives hugs and is healthy? Just give this simple recipe a try!
Other places I found this recipe or similar versions: