For the last few days I’ve been staring at our super ripe bananas trying to decide what to make with them. Every morning I contemplate a Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie, but have gone with a bagel or cereal instead, or I’ve thought about some of Brandie’s Cinnamon Streusel Banana Bread or those Banana Muffins I liked so much, but it just didn’t feel like the choice.
So this morning I decided to make some gluten-free banana pancakes; low carb, low fat, natural sugars, and high in taste.
Not that health is usually a decider in my dietary choices, but it’s a nice side affect for something so delicious.
These were a great use of old bananas, super simple to make, and very tasty.
- 4 very ripe (brown) bananas
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Heat a skillet on medium heat until a drop of water placed in the center will sizzle and dance, but not immediately evaporate.
- Use a small amount of the butter to grease the pan in a medium sized circle, and then using a ⅓ cup scoop, pour some of the batter onto the pan.
- Cook until the top of the pancake starts to make bubbles and holes, and checking under the edge the bottom is golden brown.
- Flip and cook on the other side until it is also golden brown.
- Stack and serve with maple syrup, butter, jam, powdered sugar, or whatever your preferred pancake topping is.
*Fun Fact: When she was 10-13ish, only 1 out of every 5 batches of sugar cookie dough would make it past the butter/sugar stage and end up in the oven instead of Brie’s stomach. #ThisIsWhyI’mFat
P.S. She also set the microwave on fire during the same era while making home-made microwavable popcorn. Pro tip: Alton Brown is WRONG and you cannot put a paper bag with staples into the microwave; things will go badly.
P.P.S Happy ending. Even though to put out the fire she threw a bowl of water onto it and shorted all the circuits, the microwave started working after a week and her mom was non-the-wiser.
P.P.P.S But, I guess not any longer…