Simple Start Day 17: 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

by DanicasDaily on January 23, 2014

Happy Thursday all!  Thanks for sharing all your tasty pizza creations. They all sound so delicious, now I just need to convince you to come cook them for me lol.  It was also totally fun to see how crazy you all went for these 3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes on Facebook yesterday.

A few weeks ago one of my fantastic followers shared a recipe for two ingredient, gluten free Banana Pancakes with me.  I’ll be the first to admit, I was a little leery on if it would work because all they contained is 2 eggs and a banana.

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Being one to never stick to the recipe, I did add a splash of vanilla, a pinch of sea salt and pulsed them mixture in my Vitamix just until it looked batter like.  I didn’t want to blend it because I thought it would get too watery.

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I heated a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and sprayed it with Trader Joe’s Coconut Nonstick Cooking spray.  Then, poured 4 small pancakes and cooked until they bubbled on the top and felt firm, about 2-3 minutes.

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Flipped and cooked until browned on the bottom, about another minute.

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Repeat with the remainder of the batter to get 7 Banana Pancakes that are 100% Simple Start/Simply Filling or only 4 points+ if your counting towards a daily target!

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They are thin little pancakes so if you’d like to fluff them up a bit, you could add a 1/2 tsp. of baking powder.

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Top with 1 Tbsp. whipped butter, 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup and sprinkles of blueberries, pomegranate seeds and unsweetened coconut.

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These little pancakes are so tasty on their own with no toppers if you use a ripe banana ~ it’s like having banana bread.  The toppers are just the “icing” on the cake – no pun intended Open-mouthed smile

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Served up with my favorite new Keurig K-Cup flavor that is packed with cinnamony goodness.

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Did I mention that The Husband asked for eggs when I first told him about the recipe I was making?  Then, he saw my plate and said OK – I’ll try one.  After eating one, he asked me if I planned on eating them all and I told him he could have some….he took two more!

If you get the chance to eat the entire plate with toppers its SS/SF + 3 WPA or 7 points+.

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Here is how I made my 3 –Ingredient Banana Pancakes:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ripe banana
  • a splash, about 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt, optional

Put everything in your blender and pulse until it makes a batter.  Do not blend.  Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and heat over medium heat.  Pour out small, 3 inch pancakes and cook until the tops bubble and they are firm, about 2-3 minutes.  Cook the other side for 2 minutes or until lightly browned.  Dig in!

I’ve come to the conclusion now that I have either relapsed with the Flu or I have somehow caught another cold because all that coughing has now turned into a bunch of congestion.  It probably doesn’t help that literally all but 2 people in our office have a cold. 

All I wanted for lunch was a big bowl of soup so I headed out with my other sick co-worker for soup & salad at Mary’s Pizza Shack.

Mary’s House Salad with ranch fork dipped on the side (SS/SF + 4 WPA) – 5 points+

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Some of the best soup I’ve ever had ~ Chipotle Chicken.  I love that it was slightly smoky with white beans, chicken, corn, celery and carrots. (SS/SF) – 6 points+

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I did grab a pesto breadstick when they brought a batch to the table. (SS/SF + 5 WPA) – 5 points+

Afternoon snackage ~ 3 cuties.

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The Husband made a deal with me for dinner.  He said if I made Home Fries, he would make everything else ~ OK!

HOME FRIES: are my lazy way of making oven fries and I think they taste better.  I par-cook the potatoes in the microwave for about 3 1/2 to 4 minutes to soften. Then, I slice into “fry” shapes and “fry” in my 2 tsp. of healthy oil until crispy in a nonstick pan over medium heat until golden.  Season to taste with sea salt and pepper or garlic salt and pepper.

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He did an excellent job grilling up BBQ Pork Ribs (really just pork loin sliced into rib shapes because it’s lean and Simple Start).  (SS/SF) – 2 points+

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My Sweet Potato Home Fries – (SS/SF) – 4 points+

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All together with steamed asparagus – this totally hit the spot!

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Here are my stats today:

  • Simple Start Day 16: 12 WPA used, 23 WPA remaining
  • 29 Daily Points+ 3 WPA used, 49 WPA remaining
  • Here is my FitBit Flex Dashboard!

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QUESTION OF THE DAY:

Do you eat waffles, pancakes, flapjacks or all of the above? Fun Fact ~ The Husband will only eat anything I call a Flapjack.Winking smile

Night all!

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