If you haven't figured it out by now, I am a fan of easy recipes. I also do not like to waste food (or anything for that matter! :P). One thing that drive me nuts is that bananas ALWAYS start to turn brown before I can finish eating all the bananas from the bunch. I have tried all the tricks: taring them apart, wrapping the stems in tinfoil, etc. I usually put the bananas in the freezer when they turn brown and use them to make smoothies (frozen bananas make great smoothies!). But now I have found another great use for the bananas that are getting a little soft! Banana Pancakes!
I took 1 banana that was getting little soft, 2 eggs, a dash of cinnamon and tsp of vanilla and smashed/mixed it all together. It became a thin batter-like consistency.
[caption id="attachment_318" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Banana Pancake Batter[/caption]
I used a dab of oil in the frying pan and fried the banana mixture - a few minutes of each side.
[caption id="attachment_319" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Frying Banana Pancake[/caption]
The end result turned out pretty well! My banana pancake tasted like a crepe. One batch made about 5 pancakes. Being that the main ingredient was banana and eggs, I imagine that they would be pretty healthy. Of course, I had to ruin the nutrition value of the pancakes by adding a little bit of nutella to each. :P Who can resist nutella?! :)
[caption id="attachment_320" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Banana Pancakes with Nutella Added.[/caption]