Pancake Day… who really needs an excuse?

Jessica Poyanzadeh

So, I assume you have heard of the saying “Do you live to eat or eat to live?”
Now, let’s keep it real guys, I most definitely LIVE TO EAT.

Think of Lorelai from Gilmore Girls – I am the sort of person who wakes up extra early on a Monday morning to have an hour-long breakfast-in-bed session and then goes to bed at night already planning next day’s display. I’m the sort of person who spends a ridiculous amount of money on breakfasts and brunches in cute little cafes and then wonders why they can’t afford pre-drinks. In fact, my mum recently accused me of not living like a student. After stubbornly fighting back for a bit, I came to the realisation that, whilst I can appreciate beans on toast, simplicity is just not quite my thing. I guess I’m what you’d refer to as a ‘high maintenance’ kind of eater.

I love to eat, and I also inevitably love to cook – particularly when I can experiment with new recipes. Anyway, I thought it was about time to share this amazing recipe that I recently came across as a late celebration for pancake day. The pancakes require few ingredients and are gluten and dairy-free, so 100% healthy and allergy-friendly at the same time. An absolute no-brainer for anyone who (like me) hasn’t quite yet overcome their need for comfort foods and winter hibernation, but, pimped up with some colourful fruit these bad boys scream: summer is on its way!
In fact, the recipe is so quick and easy to make, it requires absolutely no skill at all. Promise.

Prep time: 3 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes

What you need (per serving):
2 eggs.
1 banana, mashed up.
Butter or oil – for the pan.

Beat the ingredients together, fry the batter in a medium-heat pan with butter or oil of your choice (I used vegetable oil) and you’re all set to go!
You can totally pimp these bad boys up by adding cinnamon, sweetening them up with syrup/honey or maybe even adding some bacon, peanut butter, or chocolate chips. Just some suggestions – it’s never too late for a pancake!


Hope you enjoy.

And let us know how you got along or share your creations @CUBmagazine on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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