One of my favorite things about being a holistic health coach is that I learn from my clients as much, or even more, as they learn from me. My goal is always to motivate them to try different foods and ways of cooking and eating, so that they eventually discover what works best for their bodies and lifestyles. Every single person is unique and precious, so every client needs to go through their own process of discovery and experiment with different things. No one diet fits all.
I am the lucky one at the receiving end of this process, witnessing their journey and collecting all the information they gather along the way, and so I end up learning a lot with each and every one of them.
These pancakes, better known as “bancakes” because they’re made with bananas, are a good example of this. My friend Amalia, who was my first coaching client out of school, has been working with me for almost a year to improve her diet, health, and lifestyle. She is my dream client, always motivated and looking for new ways to nourish her life. When I started working with her she wasn’t cooking many of her meals at home (she enjoyed cooking but couldn’t find the time or motivation to do it). Just a few months later, she now regularly sends me pictures of the healthy and practical meals she makes for herself at home, and shares recipe ideas with me all the time. Bancakes are one of these recipes, and I will be forever grateful to her for sharing it with me.
What an AMAZING discovery!
Only 2 ingredients needed: bananas and eggs.
That’s all. YES. THAT IS ALL.
Can you believe it?
If this is the first time you hear about bancakes, you may not be too impressed by the idea of having a banana omelette, which in a way, is what this is. But if you like pancakes and you like eating healthy foods, you need to get over this preconception and try them anyway. Not convinced? Just look at the pictures! I don’t know many pancake recipes that make such perfectly round and golden cakes as this one. Neither have I tried that many healthy pancakes with such a pleasant sweetness that makes honey or maple syrup almost unnecessary. And they don’t even have added sugar!
If you’re more of a “doughy” pancake kind of person, perhaps these will not be your cup of it.
But I really doubt that you won’t enjoy them. What’s not to like?
And if you:
-Don’t have a lot of time to cook complicated recipes.
-Don’t want to spend much money on a long list of ingredients.
– Don’t enjoy cooking that much.
– Are a complete newbie in the kitchen.
– Are looking for a recipe that you can make with the ingredients you already have in your kitchen
Then you are definitely going to love these bancakes.
Eat them on their own, or with some nut butter, honey or maple syrup, chopped fruits or berries, grated coconut, or melted dark chocolate on top. You can also turn them into a tasty savory dish by serving them next to a simple green salad, and putting some avocado slices on top.
Try them and let me know what you think. I’m pretty sure you will like them and become a bancake convert.
Wishing you health & happiness,
|Bancakes (Banana Pancakes)|| |
- 1 medium / large ripe banana
- 3 eggs
- Coconut oil (for cooking)
- Mix the banana and eggs in a blender until there are no more pieces of banana left and you have a smooth mixture.
- Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan over medium heat, and pour ¼ cup of the banana & egg mixture into the pan. It will form a medium size circle.
- Cook for about 3 minutes, or until you can flip it easily with a flat, wide spatula. Cook on the other side for a couple minutes, or until the pancake is firm and golden brown on both sides.
- If you're using a large pan, you can make more than one bancake at a time, using 1 tsp oil per bancake.
- If you're only making 1 bancake at a time, add 1 tsp oil with each new bancake. If the oil starts to smoke a lot and burn, quickly clean the pan with some paper towel before making the next bancake (do this carefully so you don't burn yourself).
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