Hannah's cakes

This recipe is from Hannah, a friend of mine, who recently began her second year of law school.  Her priority of living a healthy lifestyle is on par with her studies. More often than not it is the simple  - little - things that make us feel our happiest and best selves. I hope you will enjoy this sweet recipe Hannah shared with me.

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From Hannah --

These pancakes sort of perfectly symbolize my life: simple yet amazing.  I am somewhat of a homebody, so my "crazy night out" either consists of a reading a good book with my dog sitting next to me, or watching Netflix, again with my dog next to me. Thus, my life is simple
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I also have a deep desire to educate people on the importance of healthy eating, so anytime I can share any bit of information with anyone, I do. These pancakes allow me to do just that. I started making these pancakes in the spring of 2015, and now I eat them every single morning, unless I physically cannot make them due to lack of Ingredients or kitchen tools. I am incredibly passionate about food and healthy living, and to me, these pancakes embody this. They are 5 ingredients, super healthy, and they just make you feel good.

Overall, life in general should be simple, yet amazing.

Take time to enjoy the little things, like making healthy pancakes, and bask in the moment that you are in right now.


Recipe:

1.5-2 mashed bananas (you want them relatively firm/green)
½ egg or 1tbsp apple sauce (for vegan option)
1tbsp almond butter
Cinnamon (to your liking)
I add blueberries to mine, but you can do any fruit that is not watery, or have them as is. I also drizzle honey on mine, pure but maple syrup is great, or again, as is.

Directions:

Use either grass fed butter or coconut oil to oil the pan.  Mash the bananas first. Mix with the egg (or applesauce) then add the almond butter and cinnamon and mix together with a fork. Add the fruit, if desired, and make the pancakes whatever size you want, but I would start out with small so you get a feel for how they're cooking. They usually need 3-4 minutes on each side, depending on the heat. I use low-medium heat. And the recipe makes about 4-5 pancakes and the consistency of the batter needs to be kind of thick or else it will be a disaster, hahaha! 

I hope this recipe brings you as much joy as it has for me,

Hannah

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Are you ready to try these? If so, go for it and let me know how they turn out.  Feel free to use #mnb or #mynaturalbeet so we can see.

Mega love to you and yours and a huge thanks to Hannah for sharing your groovy recipe with my and the natural beet :) 

xo!