This is the Easiest Pancake Recipe Ever

There are three things I am definitively bad at:

+Engaging children in conversation. (After I tell them I’m friends with Mickey Mouse, I’ve got nothing.)

See, but the thing about item three is that I actually think I can be great at cooking. Like Ruth Reichl good. One time, for example, I put almond butter on grilled chicken. That was awesome. I regularly couple raw carrots with artisanal mustard. No tastebud on my tongue goes dissatisfied. I even put avocados in my smoothies, for heaven’s sake! Michelin potential, no?

But also, I have this weird hang up about not actually being able to cook. It might have something to do with my being “a married woman.” I might feel like a lesser version of the other married women around me, which is so backward — I know — but also, I think, the honest truth.

So! While I reconcile that prehistoric baggage, I’d also like to provide some news! You! Can! Use! — like, for example, this obnoxiously easy pancake recipe that will trick all your friends and in-laws (what?) into thinking you can cook, even if you can’t.

All you need is:
1 banana
2 eggs


Swear to blog.

If you’re adventurous you can add a “pinch” of sea salt and a “dash” of cinnamon or vanilla, but none of those garnishes are necessary, particularly if you, like me, don’t actually cook and in fact resent when people provide recipes without exact measurements laid out.

Once you have your ingredients, you’re going to throw them into a blender and then once they become a definitive liquid, you’re going to set them on a pan ***that has been lightly oiled down, with the fire on high for about 30 seconds*** (this is an important one, I know from unfortunate experience) in little baby batches about the size of a tennis ball and then! You’re going to watch magic happen. You cook them on each side for just ONE MINUTE and they turn into pancakes!


Pancakes! Real! Healthy! Pancakes. A perfect way to trick your body into thinking it’s going HAM.

Speaking of ham, I once made a great sandwich. It had tuna, basil, lemon and a little bit of metal lid from the tuna can in it.

Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis; collage by Emily Zirimis. 


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  • Amelia Diamond

    Can you make this 4 me RN I’m hungry

  • Rafaela R. Sanchez

    **cue Jack Johnson song** (too cheesy..?)

    • Olivia Peake

      First thing I thought of girl! Jack is never too cheesy.

  • mmm tin can. great for alkalinity, terrible for your digestive tract.

  • Nico

    i make these for my son – he loves them! i’d suggest a dash of baking powder if you have it to make them a bit fluffier. worth it.

  • Adardame

    Those sound delicious! I often like to put mashed banana in my pancakes, but I never considered leaving out the flour.

    Have you considered reading a cookbook? I’ve heard the vegenomicon is good if you’re looking for healthier options.

  • I just ate four real pancakes: One with ham and cheese, another with Nutella and banana, and the last two with syrup ^^ Better for your body not knowing how to bake them… hahahah

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  • Kids are the same as most people. Ask them about what they’re wearing “Do you think that would look good on me?”
    You can never have too many minions, believe me. Except maybe in movies.

  • Maia

    Definitely trying this asap. Thanks!

  • Apeksha

    This recipe is a Blogilates staple! I love Cassey Ho’s workouts. Anyone doing the PIIT28 here?

    • Leandra Medine

      WHAT IS PIIT28?

      • Victoria Chiu

        It’s a 28 day Pilates Intense Interval Training challenge by Blogilates!

  • BK

    Nice gesture, but is over my dead body that I will ever use a pancake recipe that isn’t the Buttermilk Blueberry breed from Smitten Kitchen (a v. good NYC-based food blog, both comprehensible and personal and accordingly ideal for the uninitiated chef such as vous)

    • Great suggestion, I forgot about that blog

  • Living Paula Blog

    This is awesome. I can’t wait to try it!