Instagram Love with Pancakes

Good Morning readers,

I’ve recently found a new love – Instagram. I know, I know Instagram isn’t really a new thing. However, to me it’s a new goodie that I’ve thankfully haven’t been too addicted to yet. I love taking photos, so it’s a fun way to simply share one photo that maybe the rest of the world thinks is great. It’s a thrill getting just a few ‘likes’ for a photo I’m proud of. On the flip side, I’m surprised when no one ‘likes’ my photo that surely seems awesome to me. Oh well. It’s just another social media source.

I’ve also gotten into eating healthier, so of course I turned to another social media, Pinterest, for ideas. Oh Pinterest how you tease, inspire, and wow me with ideas. There are common questions that probably go through a fellow ‘pinner’:  ‘Gee, why didn’t I think of that brilliant idea? Hmm, I wonder if it really turns out like that?’. This past weekend I made three Pinterest recipes, which all were a success. (I’ve also had disasters.) I decided to share my banana pancakes recipe with you.

This is where Instagram, Pinterest, and now WordPress all come together. I cooked these pancakes then immediately thought: ‘Hey, the rest of the world must surely see how delicious my breakfast looks’. I then thought: ‘Hey, I should share this on my blog’. How did people share information before all this social media? They probably used the ‘old fashioned’ social interaction – *gasp* the landline telephone, passing recipe cards in person, or mailing a note.

I’m now going to share with you my banana pancakes. This was my third attempt, so perhaps third times the charm. The recipe is very basic. This is for one serving.

1 medium ripe banana
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
optional: 1-2 tablespoons oatmeal for thickness

The first time I used a hand mixer, which worked fine but wasn’t so smooth. I now used a Vitamix or similar blender to get a smooth, blended batter. The oatmeal was a new addition, because I wanted to add more heartiness. I honestly think this is one serving with a large pancake or about three small pancakes. Another secret is that I prepared the batter the night before ready in the morning. The very best part – it doesn’t taste too much like banana! I topped my pancakes with berries, but you can jazz yours up with anything. I like that it’s so simple and good for you. Here is my Instagram photo of my banana pancake this morning:   

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                                                                                           Have a delightful day!

Love,

Caroline

If you desire, you can follow me on Instagram: carolinebobko.