Sunday, September 30, 2012

Banana & Sweet Potato Pancakes

I'm 11 days into my Whole30/diet/challenge/whateveryouwantotcallit and I'm grumpy.  I miss bread.  I miss sugar.  I miss Diet Coke.  I miss being able to just throw together a meal.

I'm convincing you that the Whole30 is awesome, right?

In my head I know I'm doing the right thing for my body.  So I'm pressing forward.  But today I needed a little pick me up.  I have a couple of friends who are doing this with me and we've been sharing a couple of recipes.

Here is the easiest one so far.  What I love about it are these things.

A. It is only 2 ingredients.
B. I ate protein without feeling like it (sometimes it is hard to eat that in the AM)
C. It feels like a treat but it isn't.
D. The Little Guy will eat it too.

So...for these banana pancakes all you need is a large banana and 2 eggs.  If you want to add other things in you can, maybe a little nutmeg or cinnamon.  A tiny splash of vanilla.  But honestly they were great on their own.

You do want your ratio of banana to be a little bit more than your egg.  Otherwise they just end up tasting like banana scrambled eggs.

To cook them make sure your pan is on low heat.  Be patient.  Be very patient.  Not a recipe to try when you are starving.  The batter is pretty thin so you'll have to be careful getting it off of the pan.  But once you do....yum!

After I had banana pancakes for breakfast I realized I had not eaten my vegatable for the morning.  So I decided I wanted more pancackes.  I had 1/2 a sweet potato leftover so I put the sweet potato, 2 eggs, a little bit of coconut milk and some water in the food processor.  I just added water until the mixture was the consistency of pancake batter.  These also require patience.  If you make them you'll want to wait until they are cooked almost the whole way through before turning them.  But they seriously look and taste just like pancakes!


If you are trying to watch your sugar intake this is a great recipe!  It's also gluten free which is a bonus. I did pour a little coconut milk on them to up my fat intake since I'm supposed to have a healthy fat at each meal.  It was delicious!

I hope you enjoy these easy, yummy AND healthy treats!  Best of all, they are Whole 30 compliant!



Linking up here!



14 comments:

Rebecca Rider said...

Mmmm... this recipe looks delicious! I'll have to give it a shot!

I'm your newest follower! :)

I Gotta Try That said...

These look and sound so good. So glad that you linked them up at "I Gotta Try That Monday"
Marcie

Debi Bolocofsky said...

These look so good. I must try these, and there is no flour, co I can eat them.
Debi @ Adorned From Above

Jill said...

They look tasty! Good luck with your 30 days! Tough call to cut out sugar!!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

YUM!!! Must try this!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

Printabelle said...

I love sweet potatoes and bananas and coconut milk, too! Yum!

Printabelle said...

I love sweet potatoes and bananas and coconut milk, too! Yum!

Shel said...

These sound really good! REALLY good :)

New follower from Blog Hop Social 44

Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen said...

Who knew you could make a pancake simply from a banana and eggs?!? I love it!
Thanks so much for sharing at MTM Mondays!

Spatulas On Parade said...

Thanks for sharing with us at Foodie Friends Friday. Sounds interesting but a great recipe if you are eating low carbs or gluten free.
Dawn

Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft said...

Look yummy!! I'd love for you to link this up to Do Something Crafty Friday: http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/10/do-something-crafty-60/

Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen said...

Happy Friday! You're being featured this week at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!! Hope you can swing by & grab a features button!
Hope you have a great weekend!!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Laura,
What a great flavor combination for your awesome pancakes. Enjoy your weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, yummy! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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