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A Vegan Banana Pancakes Recipe That’s Perfect for Lazy People Like Me

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Do you know what a Finstagram is? If not, let me explain. It’s a private Instagram account that people use to share things they wouldn’t share on their “main” Instagrams. 2019. Really quite a time to be alive. I don’t have a Finstagram because my job is to run all of the Instagram accounts for this place, but if I did, my handle would definitely be something like Saltygurl93. If you’re wondering why, it’s because my sweet tooth was replaced with double the salt tooth. I love everything savory, especially when it comes to breakfast items. Shakshuka, breakfast salad, frittatas–you name it.

This is a story about how I went from Saltygurl93 to PancakePrincess93.

One random morning, I woke up with a craving for something sweet that was so strong I couldn’t ignore it. It felt too early for cake, and I recently threw my waffle maker out in a Marie Kondo style spree. It felt like the best option would be pancakes. So, I poked around in my pantry for viable pancake ingredients and hopped on Google looking for something simple. I came across this recipe, scanned my kitchen, realized I had all of the ingredients, and dove in.

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First I smashed an overripe banana that had been sitting on my counter a little too long, then I added a drizzle of oil and ⅔ cup of almond milk. I opted for some maple syrup because I still wanted a little pancake-house sweetness in my life, then in went cinnamon, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. This recipe calls for buckwheat flour, but I had whole wheat so I subbed that. Use what ya got! And if you have leftover whole wheat flour, you should make these flatbreads. Sorry for the aside, I just really like bread! And whole wheat flour! Deal with it!

I whisked it all nicey nicey, then doled out the batter into little pancake blobs on my non-stick. In less than one Friends episode, I had a stack that looked just like those leaning towers of pancakes you see on the commercials! Truly! I’m not vegan, so I mixed together some honey and butter and spooned that right on top of the stack.

These vegan banana pancakes don’t require one thousand things like buttermilk or fancy grains, and they come together fast enough for your random Saturday morning banana pancake craving. And yes, I played the Jack Johnson song while I ate them.

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