I’ll be completely honest – this recipe was created from a disaster. And that disaster was my attempt to make a solely egg and banana-based pancake that I soon found out was somewhat impossible to flip/keep intact. After tasting the pieces of the no-longer pancake, I found that it reminded me of something else: bread pudding. The consistency and flavor reminded me of it spot-on. So, I decided to test something out: I “scrambled” the remaining egg and banana mixture, then stuffed the pieces into a small cup, topping it with strawberry slices, whipped cream and extra cinnamon. And, admittedly, I was pleasantly surprised (and ate the entire thing!). I’ve always loved bread pudding – my brother makes an excellent French version and I’ve tried it at various restaurants as a dessert. However, I have never made it myself. Another great part of this recipe (aside of tasting great) is it comes together with only a handful of ingredients. So, if you have ripe bananas to use and are craving something sweet and simple for breakfast, I recommend giving this a go. Enjoy! 🙂
Makes 1-2 Servings (*Depending how hungry you are)
Recipe by © Alysha Melnyk 2018
Small Mixing Bowl
Fork or Potato Masher
Liquid Measuring Cup
2 Ripe Bananas, Sliced into Small Parts
2 Large Eggs
1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Olive Oil or Butter (*For Sauté Pan)
For Topping: Fresh Strawberries (Sliced), Whipped Cream ( I Use Isigny Ste Mere – Creme a la Vanille de Madagascar), Extra Cinnamon, Maple Syrup, etc.
- Cut the banana into thin slices and place in mixing bowl with two large eggs. Using a fork (or potato masher), mix/mash everything together until somewhat smooth in consistency.
- Next, add in vanilla extract, baking powder and cinnamon, mixing to combine. Pour the mixture into a liquid measuring cup (makes it easier for pouring into the sauté pan).
- Place the sauté pan on medium heat with either a little bit of olive oil or butter for coating the pan.
- Place pancake mixture in pan and cook, then “scramble” (almost like you are doing scrambled eggs) until pieces are browned and cooked. Place on a plate and cook the rest of the mixture.
- Next, taking a small cup or bowl, press pieces inside. You may want to microwave/reheat this slightly to get everything nice and warm/melded together nicely (I put mine in the microwave for a minute).
- Next, place sliced strawberries, whipped cream, extra cinnamon, and maple syrup (if desired) on top.
- Enjoy! 🙂