Written by Megan Rivenburg
There’s nothing like a hot stack of fresh pancakes. They’re so comforting and homey, but FULL of refined carbs and sugar that cause a spike in blood sugar and subsequently, storage of that sugar as fat. Don’t worry though! There are plenty of ways to make pancakes so they taste just as delicious, but provide lasting energy and nutrients.
One of my favorite ways to do this is by making these simple pancakes. They only take 2 ingredients, are all natural, full of protein, fiber, and so much more. They are light enough that they could be eaten as pre-workout fuel, but also satisfying enough to be eaten as a meal! They are so versatile, too! You can play around with adding chocolate chips, different fruits, peanut butter, or anything else that pairs well with pancakes. I love to sprinkle cinnamon on mine!
Here’s the easy recipe:
1 ripe banana
2 whole eggs
Directions: Mash the banana and eggs together, then spoon onto a pan and cook as you would normal pancakes. (I found they cooked a lot faster than regular pancakes, though. It was also easier to make smaller ones for flipping purposes)
On top of being delicious, these pancakes are SUPER healthy. The banana provides healthy carbs for energy, fiber, and potassium. It also provides the nutrients manganese, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and magnesium- which helps prevent cramping and SO many Americans are deficient in. On top of that, eggs are only around 70 calories each, and contain lots of protein, vitamin A, selenium, zinc, and healthy fat!
The combination of egg and banana brings you a well-rounded meal, with protein, fiber, and carbohydrates to power you through the day much more efficiently than white flour pancakes could.