Genius Mom Tip: Banana Pancakes


Cup of Jo is a blog I read every. single. day.  Joanna Goddard, the blog’s creator, has become my digital-big-sister of sorts.  Whether she links to fascinating articles or discusses make-up tips, I’m always hooked.  She also has two small sons and I can’t tell you how much I have learned from her heartfelt struggles to her genius parenting tips.  These two-ingredient Banana Pancakes that she shared grace our table about 2x a week.

These pancakes are literally eggs and banana.  That’s it.  Mash them together and pour into a greased frying pan.  (I mash 2 large bananas with 4 eggs.)

I’ve never met a kid who doesn’t like a banana, but my daughter can be finicky about her eggs.  “They are too squishy!  What’s that jiggly part?!”  So these pancakes get some morning protein in their little bodies, and they feel celebratory.  I have been known to sneak into their bedrooms and say “GUESS WHAT!!???? We have Banana Pancakes for breakfast!!!!!”  Lots of squeeling and running ensues.  Baby Jack has taken to yelling/requesting “Nana Cakecakes!"

Photo by Yossy Arefi for Cup of Jo