Banana pancakes are one of my absolute favorite things to eat for breakfast...or for breakfast for dinner. There's something about the aroma of bananas, sugar, maple syrup and butter that makes me so warm inside.
When I came across this pin for banana bread pancakes, I jumped for joy. Next to banana pancakes, banana bread makes it to the top of my list for food made with bananas. It's soft, comforting and perfect with a little bit of melted butter.
This blogger knows what she is talking about, so here's how you can combine banana bread and pancakes to make the ultimate banana-based breakfast.
First, in a large bowl, mix two cups of whole wheat pastry flour, or one part whole wheat flour and one part all-purpose flour, two teaspoons of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, one teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg.
Mix 2/3 cup of milk and one tablespoon of vanilla extract, then pour this mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir until the milk is incorporated into the batter. You're going to add more wet ingredients, so the batter will not be completely moist at this point.
Next, mash three large bananas, then add to the batter. This will make the batter come together more easily. Finish the batter by adding two tablespoons of melted butter.
Heat a skillet to medium heat, and drop about 1/3 cup of batter onto the skillet. You'll smell the brown sugar and bananas once the batter hits the skillet. Spread the batter so the pancakes don't puff up too much. Otherwise, the batter in the middle won't cook all the way through.
I found it beneficial to press the pancakes down with the spatula after I flipped them once. Then, flip them back over to cook the portion of the batter that spread out of the pancake. This will give you evenly cooked, flat pancakes.
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Stack the pancakes with a little bit of butter under each layer and drown with maple syrup. It's the only way to eat pancakes. I might try adding chocolate chips or peanut butter next time to give the pancakes a little more natural sweetness.
These are an ideal breakfast dish to serve over the holidays to friends and family.