A Table For Two: Pancake Day

I love it when things just conveniently happen to fall into place. Without even knowing it, we decided to make pancakes (flapjacks) for A Table For Two today. We later learned that today is Pancake Day. Oh, the happiness!

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I grew up having pancakes on a regular basis. Saturday mornings often started with waking up to the smell of freshly baked flapjacks piled up on the dining table with maple syrup, and butter. Is there anything better? I still have fond memories of visiting family in the States and going for breakfast at the most incredible pancake house. As kids, we could choose to have ours in any character we wished, and because we had visited Disneyland that same trip, of course, I chose to have mine as Minnie Mouse. Amazing how food can take you back to amazing memories sometimes!

Angela also had pancake day as a tradition with her family, with her mother being French, they always did it properly in her home.

Our boys just loved these, and best part is, they are healthier than the usual. We added some blueberries to ours for an extra bit of healthiness and tastiness!

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Most of us know how to make pancakes, but in case you don’t, here’s how:

HEALTHY BANANA PANCAKES: eugeniekitchen.com

  • 1Β½ large bananas, ripe to overripe (200g; 7 oz)
  • 2 eggs
  • β…› teaspoon baking powder
  • Maple syrup, butter, or blueberries, to serve

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

  1. In a mixing bowl, crack in the eggs and add in baking powder. And whisk to combine.
  2. In another bowl add in 1Β½ large bananas. Lightly mash with a potato masher or a fork, but not too much. There should be chunks of bananas to make fluffy pancakes. And use only ripe bananas.
  3. Pour wet mixture into mashed bananas and stir to combine.
  4. In a frying pan, cook mini pancakes over a medium low heat. 1 or 2 tablespoons of batter is enough for each mini pancake. When the baking powder is activated, flip it over and cook for about one minute more. Serve immediately when hot.

So easy, so delicious, and pretty healthy! Don’t forget to add some blueberries to your batter! The boys loved them.

See you next Tuesday for a new recipe. x

 

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