The history of the pancake can potentially be dated back to 5,300 years ago. As you can imagine, pancakes have evolved significantly over the past few thousand years. The ancient Greeks and Romans ate pancakes sweetened with honey; Elizabethans ate them flavored with spices, rosewater, sherry, and apples. Then there are the American colonies that made them with buckwheat and cornmeal and called them hoe cakes, johnnycakes, or flapjacks. Whatever you want to call them, it’s safe to say that the interpretation of how a pancake can be prepared can come with a lot of variety.
Back in the day pancakes were a good way to use up food that was about to go bad. These days bananas are a perfect example of food that gets ripe quickly. Bananas just so happen to be an excellent natural sweetener. They are a great addition for a healthier version of pancakes if you are trying to avoid the not-so-healthy ingredients in our traditional modern American pancakes. If you haven’t tried banana pancakes before, you should. Here are two recipes that will keep your taste buds happy.
Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes
(A Rose Family Original)
- 2 Medium Bananas (Ripe)
- 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
- 4 Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
- Preheat skillet or griddle to medium heat (add oil if needed).
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend completely.
- Poor onto skillet in 3 inch discs.
- Allow to cook approximately 3-5 minutes per side or until golden brown.
- Makes about 16 pancakes.
Chunky Monkey Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Or you can try this delicious pancake recipe courtesy of Running With Spoons.