Hey everyone! I am SO excited to finally create this blog to share with you all. I have learned so much about health and healing through food by reading other blogs, and I’m glad to be able to (hopefully!) do the same for others! I created an allergy blog for my college, and I’ve done a couple of guest posts on The Gluten Free RD and Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW (here, here, and here), but I’m happy to finally have a blog baby of my own, so I have more opportunities for me to share my journey to optimum health.
Since it was a Sunday morning, I decided to come up with a pancake recipe for my beautiful roommate, Martha Anne and me. Because who doesn’t love pancakes?! And not just any pancakes. BANANA PECAN pancakes! While I was cooking, Mae made the bacon and we jammed out to the appropriately named “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson. I was actually pretty proud of myself for coming up with this recipe on the spot. Now that I’m in an apartment instead of a dorm, I’ve been able to cook and experiment a lot and I absolutely love it!
So, without further ado…ahemm…..
Sunday Mornin’ Banana Pecan Pancakes
Makes 1-2 servings
¼ tsp baking soda
2 tbsp coconut flour
A pinch of sea salt
½ tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp pecans (blueberries, enjoy life chocolate chips or coconut flakes would be good too!)
coconut oil for the pan
- Mix up the eggs real good in a small bowl.
- Break up the banana into pieces and mash with a fork, then add to the egg mixture. I left chunks of banana unmashed and it turned out great!
- Whisk in the baking soda, flour, salt and cinnamon.
- Heat up the coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat.
- Plop large spoonfuls of the batter in the stove, and sprinkle with pecans.
- When the pancakes start to lift on the sides (after 2-3 min.), flip them and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Top with whatever you like – pure maple syrup, coconut butter, sunbutter, you name it!
- DIG IN!
So this was actually my first time making pancakes without them falling apart and they turned out AWESOME. And so easy. I will definitely be making them more often now that I know how doable they are. I’m also going to experiment with using pureed pumkin or sweet potato in place of the banana. Should be fun! What’s your favorite way to make pancakes?