Two Ingredient Pancakes

Two Ingredient Pancakes

IMG_2906Like pretty much everyone else out there I try to eat as healthy as I can. Now don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate and desserts, just ask my husband… But over the past several months I have spent quite a bit of time perusing Pinterest trying to find new and creative healthy recipes for our family. I kept coming across these recipes for “two ingredient pancakes” and thought they sounded too good to be true. Two ingredients only? Really?

Well come to find out, they actually really good and do require only two ingredients: bananas and eggs. I have to admit, they are very heavy on the banana taste so if that’s not a pleasant flavor for you, these might not be your favorite. However, I found that adding in two additional ingredients really helps with the flavor profile.

Instead of just the two ingredients, I also add in cinnamon and vanilla extract. This just helps add a bit more sweetness and warmth to the pancakes without decreasing the healthy value. Also, if you have dietary restrictions these can be a good alternative to regular pancakes as they are gluten and dairy free.

I have made these several times now and my 14-month-old loves them! I’m happy that he’s willing to eat them and that I’m getting some sneaky protein and potassium into his diet.

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Ingredients:

2 bananas

1 egg

Optional Ingredients:

Dash of cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon of vanilla

Heat a non-stick frying pan or griddle on low to medium heat. Mash the bananas and mix them into the egg until both are as thin as possible. Try to remove as many of the banana lumps as possible, a small whisk can help with this. Add in cinnamon and vanilla if interested. Pour the batter onto the pan in small increments, about 1/4 cup each. Flip once bubbles start to form. Cook for another few minutes until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter and top with your choice of maple syrup. Enjoy!

xo,

Hillary

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Accidental Spicy Chili

Accidental Spicy Chili

IMG_2876I was reading through a recent post of one of my favorite fashion bloggers and she shared this chili recipe. She said that it was the best chili she had ever made and I know that she liked it as this wasn’t the first time she mentioned it in a blog post. Well it sounded good to me and was something different so I decided to make it for dinner earlier this week.

Everything was going really well that afternoon, until I realized that there were these green items in my can of diced tomatoes that I was adding into the pot. Not exactly what I was going for. Unfortunately, I noticed a little too late that the diced tomatoes that I had purchased also contained green chili peppers in them! This caused me to panic for a few seconds; then I started to contemplate how I could reach in and somehow remove all the green chilis from the hot pot. Well that idea quickly became futile and I just left them as they were and just hoped for the best…

To be honest, the chili was way spicier than what I was hoping for but it was still really good and flavorful. I think it helps that I was cautious with the amount of heat I initially added. The recipe calls for 3 Tablespoons of chili powder and I only added one to err on the side of caution. This was probably my saving grace in making the chili still edible and not a fireball in the end.

I was really happy with the result of this chili dinner even with my tomato/green chili can mishap. This recipe also makes a huge quantity for two people, which I really like since it was great for multiple meals. If you make this recipe, leave comment below and let me know how you like it!IMG_2879IMG_2882IMG_2883IMG_2889IMG_9325 (1)

xo,

Hillary