You might think of pancakes as fluffy, sweet starches that you fry up on a griddle. This is certainly true in most of North America, but the truth of the matter is that pancakes are made differently all around the world. In Britain, for example, pancakes are usually unleavened and resemble a crêpe. It’s primarily in North America that a raising agent, usually baking powder, is used to add to the fluffiness. Archaeologists tell us that pancakes are probably the earliest cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies, as well as the most widespread.
This pancake recipe is completely unleavened, using just a banana and eggs, along with some kosher salt and honey. It’s a family favorite, and it is super simple to fix when you are in a hurry or feeling a little jetlagged. Here’s how to make a quick, healthy and delicious breakfast.