2016 has already ushered in a major change for me. Yes, I’ve packed my baking pans (now taking precedence over my clothes, how things change!), my stand mixer and loads of books to move homes again. I’ll be honest, I was attached to a space where I’ve created so much and shared loads with you. But I spent the last few days of 2015 contemplating change- what it means and why we dread it so much. And by we, I really mean ‘me’. But ifyou dread shifting homes too, then high-five!
Amidst all the packing and moving, I seek comfort in a hearty breakfast that doesn’t leave me feeling heavy. Because trust me, we’ve been on our toes for the last few days. Unpacking cartons while coordinating with carpenters, electricians and dealing with work has been nothing short of a nightmare for us. These 3-ingredient pancakes have very little flour in them, mostly to just give a bit of body to the pancake that could otherwise end up feeling more like an omelette! But I’ve used a bit of whole wheat flour to keep things light and there’s absolutely no added sugar in the pancake! We’ll start with mashing the bananas and mixing them with a whisked egg. You could add any flavouring you like at this point, I keep things fluid with cinnamon or vanilla, going with whatever my mood permits.
Different flours have, have a varying rates of absorbency. With all-purpose flour, you’ll need to add just about 2 tablespoons, but with our ‘atta’ or whole wheat four, this could be about 3 tablespoons. The important thing is that you need to get this texture that you see in the picture – it makes it easy to handle the batter when you’re frying them up.
Very often, we’ll just top them off with fresh fruits, and I add some chocolate chips for the boy. But these days, I’ve been topping up with chocolate too- it’s true chocolate does make you feel better when you’re overwhelmed! And when it’s strawberry season, there’s little else that I can think of!
Maple syrup or honey – just a dash of it if you feel the need, and that’s it, you’re good to go! We’ve just made pancakes that don’t leave us feeling guilty. Now, back to dealing with those cartons that seem to be staring at me. I’d love to hear about shifting homes from you – how do you deal with it?
Makes 4 pancakes.