I was trawling through my recipes on Eating for Ireland this fine and sunny Friday morning – when I realised that I was also thinking about what I was going to have for my own breakfast – and into my sugar-deprived brain popped this little recipe – I can’t tell how long it’s been since I made this indulgent, tasty, and above-all, quick breakfast-for-one.
It’s Pancakes Jim, but not as we know them..
Due to the fact that there’s no flour in these pancakes, I don’t recommend making them for more than two lucky people. The pancakes are a little (only a little) delicate, so two portions is plenty.
The recipe below was made for just me today, and resulted in 6 small but delicious pancakes, which sadly disappeared in a heartbeat..
Go on, spoil yourself
- A small frying pan
- a medium-sized bowl
- a spatula or flat-bladed knife for turning.
INGREDIENTS: This recipe made me my breakfast today, just double it up for another lucky being!
- 1 ripe Banana
- 1 large egg
- a teaspoon of sugar (I used Truvia, a calorie-free sugar replacement)
- a sprinkle of ground Cinnamon, or a capful of Vanilla Extract (both optional)
- Low calorie spray
- fresh fruit, to accompany.
METHOD: Rocket science, this..
- Break up the banana in the bowl, and mash it using a fork (I only do this fairly roughly)
- Crack the egg in, and mix it in well
- Add sugar and flavourings if using
- Heat the pan to medium-hot.
- Spray with Low-Cal spray
- Drop 3 individual dessertspoons of the mixture onto the pan to make 3 little pancakes
- Leave for 2-3 minutes until golden underneath.
- Gently flip each pancake over, and give it a further 2 minutes or so. (this can be a little scary, but just go slowly and it will be fine)
- Repeat with the remaining banana mixture
- Serve immediately with fresh fruit of your choice – or Maple Syrup, if you’re feeling really indulgent!
- Don’t even consider making one large pancake for speed’s sake – the mixture is really very delicate and won’t turn over on one go (yep, been there!)
- Once you’ve made this for the first time, you will really speed up, so that you can easily make this for a weekday breakfast – it can be prepared and cooked while you’re making your coffee!