As much as I love baking desserts, I dislike cooking.
It’s weird, because I love eating, I’m quick and efficient in the kitchen, I’m good with flavour combinations and can very easily whip up a nice lunch or dinner with whatever is in the fridge (and sometimes, after a busy week, it’s pretty bare in there).
The thing is, I just cannot be bothered. I don’t care enough about eating a beautiful, elaborate dinner in order to want to make it for myself. And after a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is go home and get back into the kitchen.
I do cook, because I think it’s so important to eat fresh, healthy food, but I’d much prefer to go out to my favourite restaurant and spare myself the trouble. Or have toast for dinner. This is real life, folks.
Breakfast is much the same. I love, love, going out for a delicious brunch. But cooking crispy bacon/pancakes/smashed avocado/poached eggs at home? The idea is met with a groan and a vision of all the clean-up I would have to do afterwards, when I could be relaxing in a cafe and reading the papers instead.
But when I saw this recipe, with it’s entire two ingredients, I decided that it’s something I could be bothered cooking. It did, after all, take me all of 7 minutes to make that stack of pancakes. I’m not even kidding, guys.
The pancakes tasted better than I expected. They had a lovely banana flavour and were reasonably fluffy, if a little bit denser and eggier than your typical pancake. I found that they were at their best when they were warm out of the pan, and enjoyed them with a little maple syrup and fresh banana.
I love that this recipe is easy to whip up, nutritious and that it has no added sugar. This is the kind of breakfast (or lunch!) that I can totally be bothered cooking. X
- 1 small banana
- 1 egg
- In a bowl, mash the banana really well until smooth.
- Add the egg and mix it in, giving it a good whisk with a fork to aerate it a little.
- Heat up a non-stick frying pan over a high heat. Spray with a little oil (or if you can eat dairy, swirl a little butter around the pan!) and turn the heat down.
- Drop tablespoons of batter into the pan. Cook until the base of the pancakes is golden brown and then flip. Cook for a little longer, until golden on that side too.
- Remove from the pan and serve. They are delicious with maple syrup and more banana!
- Makes 8 - 10 little pancakes, and serves 1.
- Happy baking!
Recipe adapted from Top with Cinnamon.