Anyone that knows me well (like, reeealllly knows me well) knows that I am slightly obsessed with my Thermomix. Or in general any appliance that saves me from mixing, chopping, whisking, grinding, weighing… you get the idea.
But anyone that doesn’t really know me that well may not even know that I have a Thermomix and when I talk to them about this time saving, life changing kitchen gadget and its current price tag they choke/gasp/cannot BELIEVE something (albeit so amazing) could cost that much. Even though it truly is a saviour and I use it AT LEAST 10 times a day – no exaggeration, remember I cook lunches for you.
But sometimes I think – where is the love?
You know the good ol’ days of hand whisking, hand mixing, hand chopping or my favourite hand smooshing a banana with a fork (the best right?).
And what could better than having someone slave away in the kitchen for you. More importantly, someone that loves you, spending their time in the kitchen making something that you love, that will make you happy that will fill you up like a McDonald’s Cheeseburger cannot. That is true love in all forms.
This recipe would be great to make for breakfast during the week, you could make the mixture on a Sunday and let it rest in the fridge. If you happened to have a kitchen gadget, my word chuck all the ingredients in there and you’ll have 2 minute pancakes.
You could whip this recipe out on this coming Tuesday, for Shrove Tuesday AKA Pancake Day (Tuesday 17 February). Or for Valentines Day, even if you don’t buy into that Hallmark crap. You can still say I love you to your lover, roomie, BFF, whoever happens to be in the kitchen when you decide to make this epic recipe.
In all honesty it’s 12.25pm and I just made this recipe up in 5 minutes (hence the name) and I wanted to share it with you as an example that you don’t always need lots of time and equipment to create freakin’ amazing food, nor do you need gadgets. But you definitely always need a fork and a banana.
5 Minute Banana and Sesame Pancakes
¾ cup flour (any flour, I used millet because that’s what I had in my cupboard)
½ cup water or milk or ‘mylk’ of your choice
1 tsp baking powder
3 tsp sesame seeds
sprinkle salt, I used Himalayan salt
Grab a bowl, the bigger the better so you can get into that hand mixing vibe
Smoosh your bananas in the bowl with a fork, get them real smooth or leave them a little chunky
Add flour and mix
Add water and egg, mix until smooth
Add sesame seeds and salt
Mix again, mix with love, think about how amazing they’re going to taste
Heat a pan on medium heat
Add some oil, I used coconut oil
Grab a ladle and scoop some of that golden mixture into the pan
Cook until bubbly all over, then flip – keep an eye on them you don’t want them to burn
Repeat the process until you’re out of mixture OR make a few and put the rest in the fridge or freezer
Cacao nibs, shaved dark chocolate
Yoghurt, coyo, coconut cream, double cream
Berries, apple, figs
With love, forks and bananas.