As already established, we value speed and convenience at the Bear/Wear residence, especially when it comes to breakfast (because who wants to make something complicated at the crack of dawn?! I need at least two cups of coffee for that).
But–and this is important–we are not willing to sacrifice taste to save time. So when we find easy and incredibly delicious recipes like this one, we keep them around. (Major thanks to my good friend K for sharing it with me!)
Lazy Man’s Quick & Healthy Pancakes
These babies take about seven minutes to prepare (really). Even better, they are healthy and baby approved. Yes, I know. I hate to even describe pancakes as healthy, and you may assume they need added sugar, but you’re forgetting two words: caramelized banana. Yum.
For the sake of this post and because I only had one egg left in the fridge, I’m showing this as one half banana to one egg, which yields two pancakes. As long as you keep that ratio, you can make as big of a batch as you want!
- 1/2 banana
- 1 egg
- A dash of ground cinnamon
- Mood music
Put all ingredients in a bowl. Mash the banana and whisk together with a fork until thoroughly mixed.
Spray a nonstick griddle over medium heat. When the surface is hot, spoon the egg mixture into pancake shapes on the griddle.
Using a spatula, flip the pancakes after about three minutes. The bottom should be a golden brown.
Wait another three minutes or so, until the other side is also golden brown, and remove from heat.
Baby Bear and I prefer them plain or with a side of fruit, but if you need a little something extra, a touch of syrup and/or butter ain’t bad.
Farm fresh eggs from our local farmers’ market make for a nice, rich yellow pancake.
I’m not kidding when I say baby approved; he shoves these in his mouth as fast as he can.
Chances are you already have the ingredients, so why are you still sitting here? You could be eating these pancakes in ten minutes. Go enjoy!