These Baby Banana Pancakes are naturally sweet and full of healthy proteins for a good start in the morning. You only need 2 basic ingredients and they are so easy to make.
Sometimes I create little morning invitations for my 5 year old son. Toy animals that are frozen in a block of ice and need to be rescued. Or grapes and toothpicks to build a structure. Or simply paints, water and a large piece of paper. They are just invitations. No pressure if he is not in the mood for them. He usually loves them though.
He especially liked this invitation I gave him a few days ago. A simple recipe for Baby Pancakes and all the ingredients prepared for him.
We have cooked them together many times before. I knew he was ready to try the recipe on his own, apart from the cooking part (of course never leave your child unattended beside the stove).
For this morning invitation we needed 6 eggs and 3 ripe bananas. A bit of cinnamon and a pinch of sea salt make these simple pancakes extra delicious. And that’s all there really is to the recipe.
When Ronan found my hand drawn recipe and all the ingredients on the table he excitedly went to work.
He enjoyed cracking the eggs, mashing the bananas with a fork and mixing everything together by himself. Then he brought over his little chair to the stove and helped me to pour four dollops of batter into the pan using a tablespoon.
He has a small pan in his play kitchen which we used next to the big pan. We were able to cook two baby pancakes at a time in it.
Once they were cooked from one side we turned them over and cooked them briefly on the other side. Ronan took the first batch and started eating while I finished cooking the rest of the pancakes.
My pancakes in the big pan got a little bit burned in the picture above. That’s what happens if you take pictures instead of watching the stove.
But these pancakes are so easy to make. Our kids love them for breakfast or as a snack during the day. They don’t really need maple syrup but I’ve always wanted to take a picture of maple syrup pouring over a stack of pancakes. Haha.
They taste great with fruit too.
Try making a Baby Pancake Sun
And here is the full recipe:
- 6 free range eggs
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- a pinch of salt
- oil for frying (we use coconut)
1. Crack eggs into bowl
2. Mash bananas with a fork and add to the eggs.
3. Add salt and cinnamon. Mix everything with the fork.
4. Heat oil in a frying pan (you can use two pans to cook more pancakes at once).
5. Use a tablespoon to place a small amount of batter into the pan. Depending on the size of the pan you can fry 4-5 baby pancakes at a time.
6. After a few minutes turn pancakes with a spoon or a spatula and cook until done (just 1 or 2 more minutes).
7. Enjoy plain or with yoghurt, bananas and maple syrup.