Weekend Banana Pancakes

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Happy Saturday! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.

As you read this, I’m probably sleeping.

Why, you might ask? Well first of all, I’m a growing teenager. Second, I stayed up all night writing a play.

Every year, my school does a fun event called “24 Hour Theatre” where students write, direct, and perform in a play — all in 24 hours! This year I’m a playwright, so I arrived at school last night at 7:30 PM and wrote a play throughout the night (with some help from two of the school English teachers).  Now actors and directors are working together to put the play together. They’ll perform it tonight at 7:30!

My show is kind of strange, but hopefully it’s so weird it’s be funny (fingers crossed). It borrows on the Greek myth of “Pandora’s  Box.” A little girl opens a box and the apocalypse flies out of it. For example, a tornado flies out of the box, then there are zombies, and then there’s an earthquake. It’s kind of a hot mess, but I reeeeally hope it works. I’m excited to see it put into action tonight!

After my long night of writing, I felt like eating pancakes, so I whipped together these cute little guys.  They’re sweet and fluffy thanks to the banana, the flaxseed adds some protein, and the cinnamon adds a fall flair to them!

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You can top them with cinnamon, banana slices, and maple syrup. Or you can slather peanut butter on one, add some banana slices, and stick another pancake on top of it for an EPIC peanut butter and banana sandwich. You can get crazy and add maple syrup to the top of that, too.

Enjoy these pancakes and enjoy your weekend. 

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Weekend Banana Pancakes

Makes 4 small pancakes — serves 1 hungry teenage girl

  • 1 banana, mashed
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp nondairy milk
  • 1 sliced banana, cinnamon, and maple syrup for serving

Mash the banana (I used a fork). Add flour, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder. Whisk together, add in nondairy milk, and whisk again until everything is combined. Spoon onto a sprayed / oiled pan and let them cook for 1-2 minutes on one side, flip with a spatula, and cook for 1-2 minutes on the other side.

Serve with sliced banana, cinnamon, and maple syrup.

xx Ellie

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