Friday, February 8, 2013

Treat: European banana pancakes

Yeah yeah, Americans and the French call them crêpes but pretty much everyone else call them some variation of pancake and make them without baking soda.
Spanish: panqueques
Dutch: pannenkoeken
Danish: pandekager
German: Pfannkuchen
Czech: palačinky
British: pancakes

No flour or sugar added but it still a delicious treat so you will keep eating these even if you aren't hungry. A sometimes food.

fat for frying (butter, coconut oil, ghee, whatever you have)
1 banana
2 eggs
½ tsp cinnamon or pumpkin spice mix
pinch of salt (unless you use salted butter for frying)

Put fat on pan and set on hot.
Blend ingredients gently (in a blender, food processor, or with an immersion blender).
Knock some of the air out.
Pour on hot pan. If you pour enough to cover about half the radius of the pan you should be able to tilt the pan and cover the rest of it while getting the pancake nice and flat.
Re-grease between each pancake.
Serve with whatever depending on what you eat. Fruit, nuts, various dairy products etc. Or just eat 'em as they are. Mmmmm.

Extra reading: The Paleo Mom has a recipe with plantains which apparently means that you get a pancake with no banana taste and if you use green plantains you should turn down the sweetness completely, useful for savoury pancakes http://www.thepaleomom.com/2012/09/paleo-crepes-with-nutella.html