Very few of our member creations actually get entire blog post dedicated to them. This however is one of the greatest tasting creations on the planet. Read that again – on the planet.
I’ve actually had some trouble searching our blog for Andy’s recipe, and have Googled “Andy Wood’s Pancakes” and the post comes up. (Andy’s kind of a big deal on the Interweb)
So, here is Andy’s famous reply, and the recipe it spawned! Enjoy.
In a mixing bowl:
-With a fork, mash down 2 medium sized bananas into a lumpy paste.
-Thoroughly mix in 1 egg
-Mix in a splash of vanilla extract, salt and cinnamon to taste.
-Mix in 1/4 Tsp Baking Soda.
-Mix in 1/4 cup almond flower. This will keep the pancakes lighter, i.e. more of a crepe type consistency. For a heartier pancake, experiment with adding more almond flower. I’ve put as much as 1 cup in.
-Beat 1 egg white into stiff peaks, and fold most of it into the batter gently with a spatula. This gives the batter a little more body/fluff.
Coat an electric griddle if you have one or skillet with some coconut oil or non stick olive oil spray and bring to Med/Low heat (these cook better if cooked slowly, so err on the side of too little heat until you get the them right).
Scoop out 1/4 cup dollops onto grilling surface. I’m OCD, so I typically add the blueberries now so that each cake gets the same amount, but if you are normal, you can add the berries before throwing down the batter.
They take longer than normal pancakes to cook, about 7-8 minutes per side (depending on heat, so be patient. You can peel them up a little bit to check for doneness from time to time, but you won’t see the bubbles forming at the top (the typical pancake doneness indicator), so you just have to figure it out.
A word on flipping: Good Luck! These guys tend to be a little fragile, so speed and precision are key to a good looking cake. Practice makes perfect. Adding more almond flower makes them a bit stronger and easier to flip, but then my wifey gets mad because she likes the fluffier cakes. What are you gonna do right? I got 99 problems and apparently pancakes are one!
Serve with eggs, bacon and fresh berry variety for a nice start to Saturday Mornings, or whenever if you’ve got the time.
- Andy Wood
1000 Meter Row For Time