Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Or so they say. For me, it typically feels more like a daily struggle that I try to not resent.
Because of the gp and the reflux caused by it, my nausea is much worse in the mornings. I don’t even want to drink water. This makes cooking and eating breakfast a monumental feat- but often a necessary one.
In addition to having gastroparesis, I’m also hypoglycemic. If my blood sugar drops, it’s not good. Hence the need for breakfast.
These super easy banana pancakes have made breakfast a lot easier. It provides protein, potassium, and energy- all good things.
These banana pancakes are modeled off the 3 ingredient pancakes you may have seen floating around Facebook (which yes, is how I found them, too)- but gp friendly. They use all purpose flour instead of whole grain, and i top mine with peanut butter instead of berries. By using a little more flour than the original recipe recommended, and adding in baking powder, you get a super fluffy pancake instead of thin banana discs.
Here’s how to make them:
- 1 banana
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)
- Smooth peanut butter
- 1) In a small bowl, mash the banana until it resembles puree.
- 2) Mix with the egg, flour, baking powder, and vanilla until combined and smooth.
- 3) Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat. I add a tiny drop of olive oil to keep it truly non-stick.
- 4) Add pancake batter to the pan. Cook until solid one one side and you can flip easily. Flip and cook until cooked through.
- 5) Serve immediately. If tolerated, you can top with a thin layer of peanut butter and/or honey.