I've been sick the last two days and I'm not dealing with it well.
There is sunshine outside like none other.
There are kilometers to be run and museums to visit and markets to peruse.
But I'm on the couch with my political economy readings and Walter. We're drinking tea and taking selfies. (Normal.)
To make the situation more pleasant, I decided banana pancakes were needed.
Bananas make people happy (it's actually kinda proven). And although my spirits aren't too low, I'm still pretty bummed out about being sick. Sooo... let's go bananananas.
Vegan and GF banana pancakes - What you need:
- 1 cup mashed banana (around 3 medium bananas)
- 1/2 cup chickpea flour
- 1/2 cup quinoa flour
- 1/4 cup arrow root (if you don't have arrow root, substitute in corn starch - no problem!)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
(If you're not doing a GF version, sub the flours for 1 cup of all purpose flour and leave out the xanthan gum.)
Vegan and GF banana pancakes - What you do:
Heat up a pan over low-medium heat while you prepare the pancake batter.
In a large bowl stir together the flours, arrow root, baking powder + soda, xanthan gum, cinnamon, and salt.
Add to the mixed dry ingredients the olive oil, almond milk, and vinegar.
Fold in the bananas.
Brush the pan with coconut or olive oil.
Pour about 1/4 cup of the batter onto the heated pan for each pancake.
Cook the pancake on the low-medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook an additional 3-4 minutes. if you prefer bigger pancakes, you may have to cook these guys longer.
The long cooking time is kinda abnormal, but these pancakes have a lot of banana - so they will be kinda gooey if you don't allow them to totally cook through.
Please note: these pancakes don't have ANY sugar added. I add my sugar in the form of gallons of maple syrup poured over the top. They are NOT SWEET... so if you like a sweeter pancake, add a tablespoon or two of sugar, maple syrup, or honey to the batter.
This recipe should make a dozen pancakes.
Baking soundtrack - Tunes to inspire your inner baker:
I AM OBSESSED with Chet Faker. Like in total love.
He is playing 30 April at La Maroquinerie in Paris. If you want to make me the happiest person ever gift me with tickets (they're sold out) and I will sprinkle you with sugar and provide you with baked goods up to your nose. True story. Especially the sugar bit. They don't even have to be a gift. I'll gladly pay you. And I'll still sprinkle you with sugar.
Please enjoy this exclusive Walter + Jessica selfie.