Jamesey’s Famous Blueberry Banana Pancakes

I know, I know. I haven’t blogged in like 2 years. Hi! Good to see you again :)

 

For those who have been following me on Instagram through the years, you know that my life is totally different these days. I’m more about making meals for my 14 month old son, James, than I am about shopping for shoes- something I used to do on a weekly basis.

I’ve been meaning to blog again. Almost every day I think of an idea for a new post and wonder how I could squeeze it into my day, and every time I just find that another day has passed without a post. I have shit to do! I have a babies life to sustain! No biggie…

There’s also the annoying fact that I am both a perfectionist and very self-critical. Bad combo. I think of a post in my head and then a hundred excuses as to why I can’t do it come flooding in behind that idea. The pictures won’t be good enough! People want to see shoes not baby stuff! My blog is outdated! Should I change my name from The Shoe Girl to The Kind of Boring Stressed Out Mom Who Rarely Cares About Her Footwear These Days? (Nah, that’s too long)

But today I decided, screw it! There are actually more people messaging me on my IG page these days asking questions about mommy stuff than EVER messaged me about shoes. And these pancakes, something I make for James several times a week, are one of the things I get asked about the most. They’re incredibly easy to make and James loves them. And since they’re gluten free, grain free and with no added sugar, they’re great for babies and dieters alike! Score.

blueberry banana pancakes

 

Blueberry Banana Pancakes (1 serving- about 3 small pancakes)

What you’ll need:

1/2 ripe banana

1 egg (I use Vital Farms organic pasture raised eggs)

blueberries (I prefer frozen organic wild blueberries since wild blueberries are way higher in antioxidants)

*optional*

butter or ghee for the pan (I love using 4th & Heart vanilla bean ghee)

 

How to do it:

In a small bowl, mash up the banana very well so as little chunks as possible remain. Add one egg, beaten well and combine to make “batter”.

Pour 1/3 of the batter into lightly buttered pan on medium heat (I use a┬ásmall measuring cup to pour the batter in so that I can control the shape of the pancake and keep them looking roundish) and cook for about 2 min or until stiff enough to flip. If you’re using blueberries sprinkle them on top before flipping. Flip and continue to cook for another minute or 2. By now your child is probably freaking out and pulling at your leg, but worry not! You’re almost done. Repeat for the remaining batter and voila!

THATS IT!! Easy peasy.

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I suppose you could tweak this simple recipe and add whatever fruit you like. Chunks of more banana, strawberries, chocolate chips? I’ve added a little peanut butter before and omitted the blueberries. Very yummy!

We never add syrup to these because they are already naturally sweet from the banana, but if you are so inclined- go for it.

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I hope you and/or your kiddo likes these. I also hope to be on here more often to share my favorite mommy stuff with you all. Thanks for checking out the blog and please feel free to leave comments and let me know what kind of stuff you’d like to read about.

Love you all!

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Comments:

  • Darlene Jun.02.2017, 10:40 am

    Made these this morning for myself and was pleasantly surprised. I added a tiny bit of syrup cause Ima fatty but they’d be fine alone. Eventually I’ll nix the extra, un-needed, sugar…

    A new fave for sure and I appreciate that they’re easy on the diet ;) Spreading the word. Thanks Mama!

  • Kristen May.10.2017, 7:32 pm

    Ill be the first comment because Sofia wanted me to tell you thank you very much for the yummy pancakes! Honestly, she ate so good I almost had to make more;) Glad to have you back.

    “The Shoe Mom” has a nice kick? :))

    • The Shoe Girl Jun.02.2017, 8:55 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that!! XO

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