So, this past weekend we had kind of a crazy storm! Well, crazy for San Diego. I mean, it didn’t last long and I hit the beach later that day… but it did blow a palm frond off of my tree and force me to throw on a sweater… so, pretty crazy I would say. Anyway, I woke up Saturday morning to the rain pounding on the skylights above my bed and immediately a Jack Johnson song popped into my head…
Can’t you see that it’s just raining?
Ain’t no need to go outside…
But, baby, you hardly even notice
When I try to show you this
Song is meant to keep ya
From doing what you’re supposed to
Waking up too early
Maybe we can sleep in
Make you banana pancakes
Pretend like it’s the weekend
So naturally, when I finally dragged my booty out of bed, I decided to do just that… whip up some delish, g-free, 3 ingredient banana pancakes.
Pancakes were my absolute favorite food as a kid and to this day they totally bring me back to my childhood. They are such a comfort food and a guilty pleasure, but these ones aren’t just gluten-free, they are 100% guilt free too!
What you’ll need: 2 eggs, 1 ripe banana, a dash of cinnamon. Yep, that’s it!
I used my VitaMix to mix it all up, cuz let’s face it… using a fork or whisk would require an output of energy from yours truly and that just ain’t what Saturday mornings are all about. However, if you aren’t feeling lazy or don’t have a blender / mixer / food processor, be my guest and whisk away.
Ok, back to the pancakes… throw your banana into your mixer and crack in two eggs. Throw in a dash of cinnamon and blend until smooth… but don’t totally liquify. That’s it, now you have your batter. (I like to double the recipe so that I can make pancakes for two or store the leftovers.)
Now it’s time to cooke ’em up. You can use a pan or griddle, make sure to prep with some butter, ghee, or coconut oil so that your batter doesn’t stick. I typically make mine on the griddle, but this time I decided to try out my new stonewave microwave cooker. It’s like this little adobe pot that you can pop in the microwave and it basically cooks anything and everything in a couple of minutes. I’m obsessed! So how did my pancakes turn out? Perfection! They were fluffy, delicious, and didn’t stick at all.
Top ’em off with whatever you choose… pure maple syrup, homemade whipped cream, fresh fruit, almond butter, whatever floats your boat! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy and tell me… how do you like to spend your lazy Saturdays?