See? I told you. Ugg-leeeeeee. Whatever, this is a "don't judge the book by the cover moment". When I took the first "pancake" off of the griddle I was going to just throw it away, accept failure, and head to the mall (I need some new gear for the Jags game tomorrow!) But a little voice in the back of my head said "No, Brittany- you made these, you wasted 3 eggs in there. You will at the very least TRY one!" So I very tentatively took a bite (you know one of those minuscule bites little kids take when you make them try something new. I'm a big baby.) and holy heck! It tasted like a pancake. Like a banana pancake. Topped my next bite with a little maple syrup and downed that beast. Yeah, it was ugly- but it was a pancake. Tasted just like one. Where did I get this insane recipe from? Well I got the idea from an Instagram photo I saw (you can follow me on Instagram @ Unbearablygood- I post some food pictures, but mostly random pix from my totally random life) but the description of the picture was simply "egg whites and banana"- no amounts. So I just kinda experimented. Maybe a different ratio would lend to prettier pancakes? I don't know. I'll try later. For now I'm going to finish my pancakes... and I hope someone out there has the courage to try these ugly pancakes too! PS: Sorry for the insanely long post today, hopefully some of you stuck with me :-D and big happy birthday to my mother-in-law Mary Ann, Love you!
Ingredients: (makes about 4 "pancakes"
1 banana, mashed
3 egg whites
2 Tbsp. chopped nuts (optional)
Step 1: Pre-heat a non-stick skillet on medium high heat and spray with cooking spray. Mash your banana, I always mash mine in a Ziploc to protect my hands!
Step 2: Whisk together your mashed banana and egg whites.
Step 3: Pour batter onto skillet into "pancake shapes"
Let cook until it looks like the bottom is cooked through, mine took about a minute, top with nuts if desired and flip.
Cook a minute more and serve with favorite pancake toppings.
|Oh also, when I tried to top mine with syrup, the top came off and poured EVERYWHERE as you can see from the puddle at the top of this picture. Seriously, this was the cooking session from you-know-where!|
ENJOY your ugly- protein packed pancakes :-D