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2-Ingredient Pancakes A Festivus Miracle

Lately I’ve seen a lot of people making a fuss over “2-Ingredient Pancakes”, and all the commotion has been driving me bananas… Literally. So, I decided to give it a try, and I am very pleased with the results. Keep reading for this super simple step-by-step recipe…


First, I have a small confession to make;  I broke the “2-Ingredient Rule” and added cinnamon — and you can blame Jerry Seinfeld — I mean, Festivus is closing in, so I have Seinfeld on the brain… and Jerry loves his cinnamon. Seriously, here’s what he said about cinnamon; “People love cinnamon. It should be on tables at restaurants along with salt and pepper. Anytime anyone says, ‘Oh this is so good, what’s in it?’ The answer invariably comes back, ‘Cinnamon.’ ‘Cinnamon.’ Again and again.” – Jerry Seinfeld


INGREDIENTS (makes 4 medium pancakes):
1 Banana
2 Large Eggs
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
For Cooking: 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
Optional Topping: Peanut Butter Coco Spread or Maple Syrup


Start by peeling the banana. Place the banana in a bowl, and use a fork to mash it really well.


Crack the eggs into a bowl, and whisk them.


Add the eggs, (and optional 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon) to the bowl with the banana, and mix well…

At this point in the “pancake-process” you might notice something; this batter is really thin. Like, unbelievably thin… Actually, it will be so thin, and odd, that you might doubt the validity of this recipe… but don’t. Everything will be fine.


Next, add 2 tablespoons of butter to a heavy skillet, and let it melt over medium-heat.


Now, it’s time to add the batter to the skillet… and remember, this batter will be really liquidy, so the smaller the pancake the better. I used a 1/4th cup measure to dip the batter, but you could go even smaller still, and use a 1/8th cup measure; which is equal to 2 tablespoons, in case you don’t have a 1/8th measure.


Pour the pancake batter into the skillet and allow it to cook for approximately 1 minute. You want the underside of the pancake to become firm enough to handle the flip. Keep an eye on the edges of the pancake; as the bottom of the pancake cooks, the edges will begin to set. Once the edges set you are probably “good-to-flip”…


So, flip the pancakes, let them cook for an additional minute, then transfer them to a plate and set aside. Then, repeat with the remaining batter.


When the pancakes are done you can serve as it, our you can add toppings. I rubbed a little Peanut Coco Spread on the top of each pancake…

Housewife Hint: to make the “Peanut Butter Coco Spread” I simply mixed 1 tablespoon of Peanut Butter with 1 teaspoon of Nutella. However, you can eat your pancake plain, or top it with Maple Syrup, Chocolate, Whipped Cream, or whatever else your heart desires…


Next, serve… and enjoy!


If you want a more elaborate pancake recipe, then you can find one for Sour Cream Pancakes by clicking here; Sour Cream Pancakes from Pioneer to Farmhouse!

Cook Long and Prosper!

Sincerely, the Uncustomary Housewife

… and before I forget; Merry Christmas and Happy Festivus.

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