Before I was diagnosed with the diabetus, one of my two favorite foods in the world was pancakes. (The other was french fries. No, it is not a secret how I got the diabetus.) I had all of the breakfast places in town ranked, not by service, or by price, but by pancake. So, when I suddenly found myself unable to enjoy them anymore, that part of my brain went into hiding, lest it cause depression, wailing, or just general grumpiness.
Flash-forward to Lena telling me about a recipe she had discovered, of one banana and two eggs, smooshed up and mixed together, and made into actual pancakes. I tried it first thing the next morning, and it was revelatory. It really had the beginnings of actual pancakes.
But, as is my habit, I began to monkey around with the recipe. Below is what I settled on, and while they are not the best pancakes I have ever eaten, those would kill me now, and these are damn good. They are in fact, more than good enough to bring that part of my brain back out of its exile, skipping and dancing merrily into the light.
Still no word from the french-fry brain.
- 1 Banana
- 2 Eggs
- 1 scoop of Protein Powder (Be careful to find one with appropriate ingredients. These are not typically diabetic-safe. I use RAW Fit, and it is also great for smoothies.)
- 1 pinch of Salt (To taste. I pinch heavy.)
- 1 Tbs of Erythritol (Measured.)
- 1 Pinch of Baking Powder (Not mandatory, but it makes them fluffier.)
- ½ tsp Vanilla
- 1 Tbs Butter, melted
Also good with chopped pecans, because, duh. They’re pancakes.
- Mix everything together except the spray and cook it like pancakes. You don’t need me to explain how to do that, do you?
- Put in your face-hole. I like a little butter, but if you don’t have the diabetus, you might want some syrup.