I have to admit I'm extra excited about this one guys. About a week ago a friend turned me on to the phenomenon that is the "two ingredient pancake" — basically you mash a banana up with an egg and somehow it cooks up just like a fluffy, delicious pancake.
Of course, I just had to try throwing some matcha into the mix, and they turned out amazing! Beautifully green, moist, slightly sweet pancakes that are a quick and energizing way to start the morning. Here's the recipe:
Makes 6 pancakes, good for 2 people
- 2 bananas (medium ripe is good)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp matcha (culinary grade)
- (oil or butter for the frying pan)
- Mash all ingredients together in a bowl until you have a smooth batter.
- Heat a pan or griddle to medium, and coat with butter or oil.
- Drop roughly 2 tablespoons of batter onto the pan or griddle per pancake. You should be able to fit about 3 pancakes on a standard frying pan.
- Cook for 1 minute or until the bottoms look browned and golden when you lift a corner.
- Gently flip the pancakes and cook for another minute on the other side.
Serve them warm and top with whatever you'd like! Fresh berries are nice. So is almond butter. Since the pancakes are a bit sweet from the banana you don't really need syrup.
If you want to get really creative, feel free to play around with adding tasty mix-ins to the batter—nuts, seeds, spices, nut butters—you name it :)