… with all the commercialisation around Shrove Tuesday it’s hard to remember that we celebrate Pancake Day and Mardis Gras (Fat Tuesday) for a reason… with Wednesday being the start of Lent, the day is all about one final indulgence in everything that’s bad for us and a chance to clean our ‘houses’ of those things that will tempt us. In the Jewish faith the festival of Passover, a little later in the Spring, also has a similar cleansing theme and I guess at one time in history when supermarkets and refrigeration didn’t exist it all made sense. As it happens it’s actually a great excuse for a Spring clean and to use up any ingredients that may soon be going out of date. I know that i’m such an ingredient hoarder and there’s always the odd random packet of something left-over from Christmas that could easily make its way into a cake or pudding without killing anyone!
two ingredient nutribullet banana pancakes
TWO ingredients… no way!… yes way… You know when you see those dreadful ‘you won’t believe...’ links on Facebook or youtube and invariably you never do believe because they’re just a load of rubbish. Well last week I clicked on a link that was titled ‘pancakes with only two ingredients’… it wasn’t the title that hooked me it was the fact that the image frozen in the picture was of a nutribullet and seeing that The Viking and I had just invested in one I was very intrigued. With just two ingredients and no flour these are quite literally the easiest and healthiest pancakes ever and they are also supremely delicious as well as being naturally gluten-free. The banana adds a natural sweetness so you don’t even need to add sugar but let’s face it, pancakes are really just a vehicle for maple syrup and butter so feel free to go crazy with the toppings. I honestly can’t recommend you trying these pancakes enough…
a nutribullet is great here but you could easily use a blender or a stick blender to the same effect
1 ripe banana – peeled
2 large free-range eggs
place the banana in the cup of the nutribullet or blender, crack in two whole eggs and blend for at least a minute
heat a little butter or oil in a pan and fry as you would a regular pancake… you can make these pancakes thin but they work really well like a thick American pancake…
as these pancakes are all about using up out of date ingredients i’m entering them into the brilliant No Food Waste bloggers challenge hosted by Elizabeth from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary… they will also be going over to the Treat Petite bloggers challenge hosted alternately by Stuart at the CakeyBoi and Kat at The Baking Explorer
eat and of course enjoy!