Guest Author - Alicia Bodine
Going Paleo can be difficult if you don't have time to cook everything from scratch. I recently made a batch of pumpkin pancakes, but they took a good 45 minutes from start to finish. Today I discovered another Paleo pancake recipe that only requires two ingredients: bananas and eggs. This recipe is a true winner, especially for those of us that don't have 45 minutes to make breakfast. It is also perfect dish for anyone who is on a gluten free diet.
You will need the following ingredients:
2 ripe bananas
Follow these steps to make the pancakes:
Mash the ripe bananas in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Scramble four eggs and add them to the mashed banana. Stir the two ingredients together to form your pancake batter.
Heat up a tablespoon of coconut oil in your frying pan. I kept the heat on the stove on the medium-low heat setting. My stove heats up quickly. If your stove isn't as hot you might want to cook your pancakes on the medium heat setting. You can use organic butter made from grass-fed animals instead if you need to.
Pour enough batter for one pancake in the frying pan. I like to make one medium-sized pancake, but you can do several silver dollar sized pancakes instead. Flip the pancake once you see the entire pancake bubble up.
Remove the Paleo pancake from the pan once it turns golden brown.
Repeat with the remaining batter until you have made enough pancakes for your family. This recipe serves a family of 4. If your family is larger, you'll need to double or triple the recipe. I plan on doubling it next time and using the left over pancakes for breakfast the following morning.
Top your Paleo pancakes with honey, pure maple syrup, fresh fruit, or even slices from another banana.
Add your favorite spices to the Paleo pancakes. My children prefer the addition of cinnamon with a splash of pure vanilla extract. This additions only require an extra 10 seconds of my time so I don't mind adding them.
If you like your pancakes a little drier, add a little coconut flour to the pancake batter before you cook it. Some people like to add almond flour, but almond flour is a bit moist itself so I would suggest you stick with the coconut flour.
Check out my review of the book Practical Paleo!