During a long drive home from the DC area yesterday, my husband and I had a quick discussion. I can’t even remember what he was thinking of, but I told him he needed to try everything at least twice.
And I’m a firm believer in that rule. Oftentimes the first time you try something, whether it’s an activity, a food, or a job task, your emotions and beliefs effect your thoughts more than the actual experience.
So you need to give everything you try at least two separate shots.
And I’ll admit, I had to do that with these 2 ingredient pancakes. The first time I was expecting pancakes – fluffy, buttery (even though the recipe has no butter), and even a bit cakey. I will tell you know, these pancakes are not reminiscent of Ihop in the slightest.
But they are good. And I found that out on my second try.
Another fun thing is they are also simple, healthy, filling and low-calorie!
All you need is two simple ingredients:
- A banana
- 2 eggs
Put the two ingredients into a blender.
To flip, I cut the pancake into four quadrants and flip one at a time. It’s much easier than trying to flip the big pancake all at once.
When I’m watching my calorie intake, I eat the pancake plain. This may not be for you though.
It is delicious served with a little bit of butter and some Trader Joe’s Agave and Maple syrup blend! Other toppings you can try are honey, peanut butter or fruit preserves.
Since banana is a main ingredient in these pancakes, there is a strong banana flavor, so make sure you pick a topping that goes will with that flavor.
If you want to add more ingredients into the batter, some good items to try are:
- 1/3 cup of oatmeal will give the pancake more bulk
- 1/2 tbsp. of PB2
- finely chopped nuts
- a dash of cinnamon would be nice as well
Give these a couple of tries and try different toppings and additions. You will find a combination you love!
And don’t worry if your pancake ends up looking like this:
Calorie count (with just 2 ingredients) and no toppings: 246
21 day Fix Count: 1 purple and 1 red