A recent outing with a new friend from Poland brought me this easy to make recipe for Racuchy, a healthy pancake, in this case flavored with banana.
Maggi, my source for this recipe, is here for a few months with her two young sons while her husband is training to become an instructor pilot in the F-16. He was one of Ed’s first students in Poznań. I don’t think Maggi and I ever met in Poland, if we did it would have been a brief hello at a the Pilot of the Year Ball, an occasion when I would meet at least 50 new people, Polish pilots and their wives. What can I say? They were all young, very tall, and beautiful; it was hard to keep everyone straight in my mind.
Now we’ve had a chance to spend time together and get to know each other. Maggi is brilliant, a woman with multiple advanced degrees, who is a stay at home mom for now, or household manager as she calls it. That’s so true. I work at a large church as the Parish Administrator. Officially, I take care of the business affairs of the church, but the best way I can describe it to some is to say that it’s like I’m the mom of a very large family and we live in a very big old house. Roof leak after the rain, need to register for a conference, order cake for a parish celebration, dead bird in the garden, bills to be paid, my list of responsibilities goes on and on.
Maggi asked about the Polish recipes on my blog. I told her what was the most popular, and she gave me this recipe for racuchy. It’s so simple that I could remember it as we chatted while I drove us to our destination, but she followed up with a Facebook message to be sure I wouldn’t forget.
I made racuchy (pronounced rat-su-hay) this morning and Ed and I both enjoyed them. To keep challenging herself during her household manager years, Maggi has become a personal trainer and studied nutrition. Her recipe has three ingredients, is gluten-free and has no added sugar. The texture is nice, I didn’t miss the structure added by the gluten in wheat flour as I often do. The banana flavor was just right. The butter in the photo? That was Ed’s very American suggestion. Maggi serves hers with berries.
A super healthy, 3 ingredient pancake, with no added sugar and gluten-free!
- 3 eggs
- 1 banana
- 5 tablespoons rolled oats
- pinch salt
- Blitz all of the ingredients in a blender
- (Maggi’s recipe doesn’t call for salt, but I think a pinch brightens other flavors)
- Pour onto a hot, greased griddle or frying pan
- Turn when the bubbles around the edge begin to pop
I’ve written the recipe as it was given to me. I only had two large eggs when I made this and my bananas were small, so I used two. It’s forgiving; they were perfect!
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she connects readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the USF. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.