picture of my pancake cooking in a cast iron frying pan

Two Ingredient, Gluten-Free Pancakes

Had these pancakes for breakfast this morning and they truly are yummy! Just make sure you LISTEN to the video instructions ALL the way through BEFORE trying this recipe

Ingredients
1 banana
1 egg
Mash the banana, whip the egg and mix the two ingredients together. Drop into a very hot, oiled skilled and brown to your liking. Turn over and brown the other side. Serves 1.

TIP
I found the pancake ready to flip once the banana-egg mixture no longer looked shiny.

And, if YOU think Gluten-free is what YOU need, you MUST keep reading, below this…

Here’s MY STORY

Watching Dr. Oz in the evening during weekdays certainly has proven to be beneficial to me. I have been suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) for many years, and only recently discovered the potential reason for my suffering.

For breakfast, I eat Post brand spoon-sized Shredded WheatPost brand spoon-sized shredded wheat with bran with Bran. At least once a day, I consumed two slices of Dimplimeier’s Healthy Living Prebiotic bread, either as a sandwich or toast.

I’ve made homemade cakes, pies, cookies, etc., figuring I am now eating healthier… only to discover quit the opposite during a recently aired Dr. Oz show. Dr. Oz explained that the medical community is suspicious that it isn’t that we are becoming allergic to gluten, rather, genetically modified wheat is the real cause of our issues.

He suggested trying a special diet for a week. Having suffered yet ANOTHER bout of diarrhea that could only be stopped by Imodium (and, I detest taking medicines of any sort!), I figured I would give his suggestion a try.

Here’s what I remember Dr. Oz saying… remove the following from your diet for one week:
* all wheat products
* sugar
* dairy
* coffee

I could NOT go without my dairy (eggs and cheese mostly) and/or my daily coffee. I “gotta” have my pot of caffeine, daily… and before you get started on me about THIS, let me tell you that I am asthmatic. Drinking coffee is recommended for asthmatics… and, I have NEVER needed drugs to treat it.

Here’s what I ate for 5 days:
Breakfast
8 oz orange juice with pulp
4 strips of bacon (microwaved to a crisp)
2 eggs scrambled
1 cup of coffee

Lunch
10 Brazil nuts
1 ½ cups of Source strawberry yogurt
1 cup of coffee

Dinner
1 ¼-inch-thick slice of smoked ham OR 1 piece of Wienerschnitzel OR 4 slices of Old Cheddar cheese with Ritz crackers and 8 Gherkin pickles.
1 ½ cups of frozen veggies
1 cup of coffee

For snacks: I had a small bowl (½ cup) of President’s Choice trail mix with cranberries and cashews, along with 1 cup of coffee. Also one red grapefruit every other day (I eat my grapefruits similar to how many eat oranges, except I peel every section, eating only the centers.).

NOTE: If I had company (which I did and do) during my day, they always got one of my 4 cups of coffee per day. I like sharing 🙂

On day 6 (today) I had the 2 Ingredient Pancakes for breakfast with real maple syrup drizzled over them… about ¼ cup of syrup, in place of the bacon and eggs.

Only three days into this “special diet” my diarrhea came to a halt.

Six days later, and I am actually constipated!

…soooo, now I KNOW that GMO wheat products ARE causing my issues with too frequent diarrhea.

For me, it will be a matter of discovering a happy-medium with what I consume daily, until I can totally replace all GMOs in my diet.

First off, I’m looking for Spelt and/or Red Fife All-Purpose flour to use in cooking…

Hope this testimony helps you. If so, please feel free to leave a comment below.

UPDATE: On day 7, I decided to try one bowl of cereal (my usual, noted above). Later that same day, I had two slices of my preferred bread dunked in a cup of hot chocolate. Next morning diarrhea returned with a vengeance!

Needless to say, I’m BACK at the high protein and removal of wheat products since.

Please POST, remove that GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) wheat from your spoon-sized shredded wheat with bran, REAL SOON? I miss having breakfast cereal in the morning. It’s so much easier 😉

You too Dimplimeier, please remove the GMO, as I love your breads and will surely miss them if you don’t!

About the Author Trish

Given my passion for genealogy, is it any wonder that I eventually wanted to publish my work? Learning to use a personal computer was a natural step once I was introduced it in the 1990s. Then the internet offered a second means to "publish" and now, here I am with a personal blog.

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2 comments
Brigitte Giunta says February 23, 2014

Glad you found something that works and I hope you can find your happy medium.

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    Trish says February 23, 2014

    Thanks Brigitte, and it's better to know I am GMO intolerant than be made believe I have a gluten intolerance, as many doctors are STILL claiming their patients are.

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