The first recipe I tried from 100 Days of Real Food was the Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes (and Waffles) recipe. I LOVE breakfast food, and was excited that this had totally real, unprocessed food in it.
- 2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 ¾ cups milk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted + butter for frying
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 100% pure maple syrup for serving
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Make a well (hole) in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the honey, eggs, milk, and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Whisk together thoroughly, but do not overmix.
- Gently fold the mashed bananas into the batter with a spatula.
- Heat a griddle or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Swirl enough butter around the pan until it is well coated. Add pancake batter using a soup ladle.
- When the pancakes have begun brown on the bottom, flip them over to cook the other side.
I like to grind my own wheat, so I use an AWESOME grain mill made by Wondermill. All you do is turn it on and pour in the grains (wheat, quinoa, millet, oat groats, ANY grain) and out comes flour! It’s my fav!
So I ground my own wheat, and actually only used one banana, because the bananas I had were the size of my head.
Let me tell you- these were delicious! I ate one and a half, Clayton ate one, and Asher (8 months old) just gobbled them up! And they are totally healthy! Wahoo!!!
We paired it with her berry sauce. YUMMO! I love how simple this recipe is.
- ¾ cup frozen berries
- 1 ½ – 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)
- ¼ cup water
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring to a light simmer.
- Cook until the berries have softened, about 5 – 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and puree with hand immersion blender or countertop blender. Use immediately or store in the fridge for later.
So much better than that sugary crap from the store! I used my blendtec, which I LOVE, to blend the berries up to a smooth syrup consistency.
Overall I just really loved these recipes! They were super simple, delicious, and I plan on making them many more times for my family!