I woke up Saturday and Sunday morning craving pancakes. Usually on the weekends, I take the time to make something fun like pancakes, egg bakes, or French toast (I still have happy memories of this breakfast). However, since I had to leave for class before 7 AM both days, this weekend’s breakfast were typical oatmeal and eggs. I’m not going to lie and tell you that I jumped out of bed this morning, but when the BOY left for the train (he has his last final today), I made my way downstairs with pancakes on the brain. And not just any pancakes…
I have been eyeing these guys on Carrots ‘N’ Cake all week, and I picked up a few extra bananas and the the one ingredient that I didn’t have last night at Trader Joe’s.
This morning, I pulled out my hard working food processer and threw in all of the ingredients with a few minor adjustments. I left my almond butter at my parent’s last week, so I used peanut butter instead and I added in 1/4 cup of ground flax.
I have a history of being a bad pancake flipper, so I carefully measured out small pancakes, spaced nicely in the pan.
And waited patiently before trying to flip!
I was shocked when these pancakes flipped over so easily and even impressed myself with how pretty they looked.
I don’t think I have ever made pancakes pretty enough to stack before!!!
I topped my pancakes with this new Trader Joe’s find…
And a drizzle of agave before digging my fork right in.
These pancakes remind me of Paleo Pancakes (but these guys photograph much better). They are really light, fluffy, and super filling. I love the flavor combination of peanut butter and banana! It is much more exciting than your typical buttermilk variety. I ate half of my pancakes this morning and saved the other half for tomorrow’s breakfast.
Can you guess whether or not I liked them????
From Carrots ‘N’ Cake
- 3 bananas
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup almond meal/flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Mash bananas. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend well. (You could always mix by hand; it’ll just take some elbow grease to get the batter really smooth.) Pour batter onto a pre-heated, coated-in-non-stick-cooking-spray skillet or fry pan. Cook and flip. Top with almond butter, fruit, agave, or whipped cream!