Friday, November 26, 2010

I'll make you banana pancakes, pretend like it's the weekend now...

Since this is a short week with a LONG weekend- you know you will probably need some pancakes! I know I kind of already have a banana pancake recipe on here (made from leftover waffle batter), but this one is really good- so good that it deserved its own special post. It's made specifically for pancake perfection. I used to not like pancakes (too soggy), but lately I've been a pancake fanatic! I think I only like pancakes with special goodies inside (bananas, chocolate chips, pumpkin). I even had some leftover pancakes for dinner last week! DELISH! :)

A lot of times pancake batter can be runny. This is not good in my book. I like thick, puffy pancake batter. This makes it easy to flip and easier to shape. The best pancake recipe I've come across so far is this pumpkin spice one. I used this as a guide and came up with my "Pretend like its the Weekend Banana Pancakes." The bf's verdict? "These are really good. Perfect. Thanks Babe!" Mission complete. The thing you need to know about this recipe is that your banana should be VERY ripe- so ripe that you only want to pick it up with two fingers and toss it in the trash. Those bananas make perfect pancakes and banana muffins.

Pretend like its the Weekend Banana Pancakes
  • 1 1/4 cups AP flour
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of ground nutmeg
  • dash of ground cloves
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 TBSP melted butter
Preheat oven to 200- keep pancakes warm on a baking tray until you're finished making the whole batch- love this trick! :)

Whisk together dry ingredients in small bowl. Mix wet ingredients in larger bowl. Slowly incorporate wet into dry until just combined. Lumpy is OK! :)

Heat skillet/griddle over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter by 1/3 cup-fulls and cook until top and sides bubble. Flip over and cook a few more minutes until both sides are golden brown.

Serve with hot maple syrup or PB syrup (my fav). To make PB syrup, heat 1 part smooth PB and 2 parts maple syrup in the micro until melted. Mix well and enjoy!

P.S. You've probably noticed that I've been showing off my cute little ceramic bird couple lately. Aren't they the cutest salt and pepper shakers you've ever seen? I spotted them at Pier One a while back and my mom picked them up for me for about $2- what a sweet deal!



  1. Banana pancakes are an appetizing way for kids and adults to enjoy the health benefits of this food


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