I don’t know about you but for me mornings always seem to be time on fast forward. One of my first stresses of the day is what can I make my kiddos that is fast, easy and healthy.
Often I try to make things ahead of time, such as toddler muffins or zucchini bread. Alas, I’m no perfect momma and time doesn’t always allow for this. So I needed to figure out something that I can do first thing in the morning with two hungry crumb snatchers at my heels.
One morning I realized I was making myself tasty and healthy protein pancakes, which are quick to prepare. This got me thinking, why can’t I make something similar for the kids? So, the experimenting began.
I started with the base, two bananas and two eggs. I mashed and mixed them together. Then I added about a half teaspoon of vanilla extract, a dash of nutmeg and about two teaspoons of cinnamon. Mix it up well; the batter will be a bit lumpy from the bananas.
My family does not have a gluten free diet but I do try to limit it as much as possible. That is why I chose coconut flour as the thickening agent for the pancakes. I like that it has a sweet taste. I use about three tablespoons but you can add or subtract for desired thickness. Other flours you can try are: white, whole wheat, almond and GF. I know there are many other options; I’d love to hear from you all of other ingredients you have tried in this type of pancakes.
(This is the coconut flour I use)
Cook them like normal pancakes. I personal spray my pan with coconut spray (to help keep the pancakes from sticking). Then I cook them on medium heat until both sides have started to brown and the middle of the pancakes no longer look gooey.
This recipe (if using larger bananas) will make 7-8 small (2.5″-3″) pancakes.
I have also substituted the bananas for pumpkin puree and added pumpkin spice to make pumpkin pancakes. They were a big hit as well!
The last time I made these pancakes my 1 year old out ate my three year old!
My toddler loves to help make these, which I totally don’t mind since they’re simple to make.
Please send me any questions you might have about these delicious pancakes and send along your own suggestions. Looking forward to hearing from you all!
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