Here is a great idea for Dad (or Grandpa, Uncle, or a dad-like person in your life) on Father’s Day. Make banana pancakes! Be sure to have an adult around to help.
1 very ripe banana (peeled) and 2 eggs
In a blender, blend the peeled banana and the eggs till smooth. If you don’t have a blender, mash the banana with a fork until it is very soft and smooth. Then in a separate bowl whisk the eggs until they are frothy. Mix them together so they blend well. It will be more soupy than regular pancake batter.
Heat up a nonstick skillet to medium and coat it with cooking spray. Even though the pan is nonstick, the natural sugars in the banana will make it stick to the pan without cooking spray. Once the pan is nice and heated, pour the batter in whatever size pancakes you like (several small silver-dollar sized, or one large one, or two medium size ones).
This batter is very different from regular pancake batter, so you’ll need to check it and make sure the pancakes are cooked enough on the bottom to flip them successfully. If you don’t, you’ll wind up with banana scrambled eggs when you try to turn them! Finish cooking on the other side and remove to a plate. Continue with the rest of the batter until you use it all.
Serve with your favorite syrup, if desired. Mixed berries on top are a nice addition. For fluffier pancakes, add 1/8 teaspoon of baking powder. For additional flavor you can add vanilla, cocoa powder, or honey. Nuts or chocolate chips are also fun, but add when the pancakes are in the skillet.
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