3 ingredient pancake recipe

Spring time always puts me in a good mood. Something about the sunshine mixed with London’s cool city breeze. I’m lucky enough to live in the side of London that’s known for its copious amount of parks and woodlands so the air is particularly clear.

The one thing I’ve been trying to do as summer time is getting closer, is to try and lose some extra pounds I picked up during the Christmas holidays. (NO REGRETS!)

During this time, I’ve attempted to create my favourite recipes and make them into something a little less fatty or at least a little healthier if at all possible. One of my favourite finds is Banana fritters… without flour or milk!!! They’re like protein pancakes and they actually taste pretty damn good!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Ripened bananas
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Oil

(This should make you 4 to 5 small pancakes)

First, mash the bananas in a bowl until it looks like baby food. No lumps if you can be bothered to mash for that long but I kind of like the lumps of banana inside the pancake when it’s cooked. After mashing them up to the consistency of your liking, add the cinnamon, Nutmeg and salt then mix together.

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Now heat a frying pan to medium heat and pop your tablespoon of Coconut oil into the pan and let it melt (if you have the solid one if you have the liquidated one then just let it heat up and spread it across the pan)

Now add the eggs to your mix (If you want to make it really healthy only add one yolk and then two egg whites.) and mix it all in until it is well combined.

Your pan should be hot by now do add a large spoonful of your mix to the greased pan and wait until the mixture rises and produces bubbles at the top until you flip it over to cook the other side. Your cooked side should be nice and brown. Each pancake should take one minute on each side.

Now for the fun part! After you’ve finished cooking your pancakes and I am sure that they look mouth wateringly good and now is the time to add some optional flavours to your breakfast. I usually go with some fruit like raspberries and bananas with a drizzle of maple syrup.bv

You can also choose chocolate syrup with banana bits, or perhaps the classic lemon and sugar (but that would not make it as healthy because of all of the sugar)

So however you decorate your pancakes, think healthy, think colourful and have fun!

 

George Condo’s “Psychological Cubism” exhibit review. 

George Condo was first recognized for his raw and emotionally triggering ink drawings back in the 1980’s. Since then, he has made a name for himself as an artist who refuses to stick to one signature style.

Condo’s work is being exhibited at London’s Tate Modern. Located on the 4th floor in the ‘Peter Norton Gallery’ room.

The first thing that catches your eye once you enter the room are the only two large frames that just tease a little bit of colour. Which contrasts with the black and white features within the rest of the exhibit that decorate the walls.

There is no doubt that Condo’s work has an emotional depth within the rest of the exhibit in his portraits. The artwork that stood out to me the most was his 1996 pastel and acrylic piece; ‘Outer Antipodes’. The portrait has a near, comical touch to its animalistic features and bright red nose but the longer you look at the painting, the monster distorted the image becomes. With nearly haunting features that look like something out of a nightmare. 

The exhibit is laid out as if it is Condo’s visual diary. His use of a canvas varies from a torn out piece of paper from a sketch book to a ‘comments’ paper taken from a hotel in Oxford. It’s as though Condo’s art is spontaneous and created within a single moment. Like it washes over him in an instant and he grabs the nearest canvas available. With such an inhibited artistic manner, it makes you wonder why all of his art expresses an emotional darkness. Perhaps, art is his way to release his inner demons?

Condo describes his style as “psychological Cubism – the way in which different aspects of identity, psychology and emotion can co-exist in a single, complex image”. I would highly reccomned visiting the Tate Modern one morning on a weekday and explore the depths of Condo’s mind portrayed through his extraordinary range of artwork. Encompassing both figuration and abstraction.