You know those times when you see a recipe on the internet and think “Wow, that looks easy! I’m definitely going to try that”? Yeah, this is the result of one of those.
As you can guess from the title, the recipe in question was for 2-ingredient Banana Pancakes. I like Bananas, I like Pancakes. What could possibly go wrong?
Everything, dear reader. EVERYTHING.
First up though, should you feel like making this abomination for yourself, here’s what you’ll need.
Now, the more astute of you may notice that the quantities specified do not match up with the photo above. That, my curious friends, is due to my own stubborn insistence that this could NOT go wrong so it was obviously safe to increase the recipe to fit my growling stomach.
Still, what’s the next step I hear you cry?
Mmm, smushy goodness.
The next step, as clearly evidenced above, is to smush everything up..
Let’s not get out of control.
In a shocking twist, once it’s all been separately smushed, you can now smush it all together. Joy.
Let’s be honest, this is not looking good and a large portion of my brain was trying very hard not to think about what that mixture looks like. I added a blob of honey at this point in the smushing as well, as the recipe said this was an ok move. The only thing left to do was to cook these bad boys. Coincidentally, this is where everything went VERY wrong.
As a little bit of advice from one stubborn person to another, when a recipe says “Cook in small batches” it’s likely that there’s a very good reason for this. It is not the time to shout “Pah!” in the face of the instructions and throw it all in the pan in one go.
I feel comfortable in telling you this harsh truth as shouting “Pah!” and “Go Big or Go Home” was what I did, throwing all of the mix in to the pan and oh god.. I regret it so much.
There’s a very good chance that, had I followed the instructions correctly, this could’ve ended with some lovely Instagram worthy pictures of fluffy and delicious looking pancakes. Instead, I present you with this..
The theory was sound but the result was eggy scrambled egg.
It was disgusting and no amount of honey could save it.
I am shamed.
I have since learnt though that bananas give me mouth ulcers so at least it’s not like I’ll be tempted to do this again.
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