When I’m not eating Trader Joe’s veggie sticks on my couch late at night (#donttelldan), I generally try to eat pretty healthy. Pretty “clean,” as the kids say.

What that looks like is a lot of fruits, veggies and protein. After two years of trying to eat this way it’s gotten to the point that I think pretty long and hard before I put a piece of bread or cookie into my mouth.

Unless I’ve been drinking. Then all bets are off.

And usually I’m happy eating the same-old-things everyday. A plain, Greek yogurt/fruity smoothie for breakfast, a poached egg on something for lunch and chicken or ground turkey as a platform for something for dinner (like curried chicken or turkey ragu for the squash I spiralize with my veggettiI really just like saying “my veggetti.”).

But even someone who really doesn’t like change needs a change every once in  a while.

So, I’ve discovered a new breakfast lately — a yummy, pancake-y deal — courtesy of my Food52-addicted, slightly paleo, Gwyneth Paltrow-lovin’ girlfriend across the street that requires three ingredients. Four, if you want to count cinnamon as an ingredient.

It’s chock-full of sweetness and protein and also takes about three seconds to make. Perfect, if you’re a lazy sugar addict like me.

I really need to teach myself how to take better pictures. Especially early in the morning. This photo does not do my yummy cakes justice.

This year, I really need to teach myself how to take better pictures. Especially early in the morning. This photo does not do my yummy cakes justice.

(Clean) Banana-y Pancakes

1/2 to 3/4 squished banana

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1 egg

pinch cinnamon

Smoosh all the ingredients together in a bowl. Heat non-stick pan and spray with coconut oil. Pour in batter and let sit for a bit. I break into half with a spatula and then flip each half. Done! My daughter loves a few chocolate chips in her pancake and I think some blueberries or raspberries would be yummy, too.

Now you’re on the road to good health and wellness, just stay away from the veggie sticks.

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10 thoughts on “(Clean) Banana-y Pancakes

  1. I made this for breakfast this morning. Delish but think I may need to add a couple strawberries tomorrow so it’s not so dry (which may be from using almond butter instead of peanut butter). Thanks for the recipe – I’m desperately trying to find new healthy things to eat that I haven’t been eating daily for 48 years.

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