January 15, 2013

Banana Pancakes

(Recipe Below)
Please feel free to play some tunes while reading:

This weekend, Jake and I took care of Addie while my sister was in the hospital bringing Ellie into the world. I felt so privileged to spend Addie's last moments as an only child with her. I could sense that she was confused and a little worried, so I tried to keep her occupied. In all honesty, I was a little nervous too, so the distraction was welcomed.

We built forts, painted our nails, made art projects and watched The Little Mermaid nine-hundred-and-fifty-seven times.

While racking my brain for some fun activities to do together, I remembered that many of my most special memories from childhood happened in the kitchen. My mom would let us be her sous chefs (of course, this included a lot of spoon licking). 

On Saturday morning, while Brittany was in labor, Addie and I cooked up a big batch of banana pancakes. When Jake took his first bite and said how good they were Addie lit up. I texted my mom a picture of Addie in the kitchen and her reply, "It's official Addie has caught the bug of wanting to make people happy with her food". It must be a Lyke girl thing.

We are still on the healthy eating train and Addie eats mostly Gluten Free so these were an easy kid friendly version of an old favorite:

Add one egg for each banana (we did 4 for the 3 of us) in a large mixing bowl
Mash the egg and banana together with a fork
Combine well with a Kitchenaid or hand mixer until you get a batter-like consistency
Add cinnamon (and if you're not watching your weight, a little sugar)
Grease a griddle and cook like normal pancakes
We topped the healthy version with Agave nectar and added butter and Syrup to Addie's



  1. These sound amazing! I will definitely be trying them out!

  2. Banana pancakes are an appetizing way for kids and adults to enjoy the health benefits of this food


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