I hope your face is ready to be rocked with yummy pancake goodness...
I love breakfast. If I had to choose one meal category as my all time favorite, I would absolutely choose breakfast. Pancakes, waffles, crepes, even a big bowl of cereal, I love it ALL. However, there is one major rule about this love of breakfast; I don't like it in the morning.
I know, it's super strange, but I just don't like sweets in the morning. (Omelets, eggs, and oatmeal, however, are all safe at any time of day) Therefore, AT LEAST once a week, we have a sweet breakfast for dinner, and it is amazing.
A few days ago I had these guys sitting on my kitchen counter, feeling a little sad and lonely.
"Bake with us! Bake with us!"
Upon seeing these beautifully brown and speckled bananas, I was inspired to make my ultimate banana pancakes. YES! Perfectly sweet from the ripened bananas and warm brown sugar, and infused with a subtle banana flavor, these pancakes are over the top; Ryan and I DEVOURED them. My favorite bite is a piece of pancake, drizzled with maple syrup and topped with a slice of banana. MMM, I might have to make more tonight.
What is your favorite meal? Do you ever eat breakfast for dinner? Let me know below!
Banana PancakesYields 8 large pancakes (you be the judge of how many people that serves :-))
Adapted from allrecipes.com
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar (depending on desired sweetness)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg - beaten
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup milk of choice (I use vanilla almond breeze)
- 1 tablespoon butter - melted
- 2 ripe bananas – one mashed, one sliced
- In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
- In a separate bowl, mix together beaten egg, vanilla, melted butter, milk, and one mashed banana.
- Stir flour mixture into banana mixture. The batter will be slightly lumpy from the bananas.
- Heat a nonstick skillet over medium low heat.
- Spray skillet with cooking spray and drop, by 1/3 cup, the banana pancake batter onto your pan. Once the top of your pancakes get bubbly and bottom is golden brown, flip and continue cooking the other side.
- **Be patient with these, low heat is better and will yield a lighter pancake. If you cook it too quickly, your pancake may be mushy in the middle - blech.