breakfast / doughy / easy to make

Banana Pancakes

This recipe describes a standard pancake with a slight banana flavor. Add bananas sliced up for topping if you really want the strong banana flavor with each bite.

Trying to not overdo my sugar intake, I ate these plain without any topping whatsoever including syrup as well as butter. They were tasty hand-sized pancakes even without the traditional toppings.

Makes about 12 4-6 inch pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (I prefer to measure flour by weight)
  • 2 tbsp sugar (white sugar works)
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 banana very ripe and peeled
  • 1 cup & 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted OR coconut oil, melted
  • Extra butter and/or oil for cooking

In a bowl, mash the banana until mostly smooth with some lumps. Whisk the eggs into the banana, add the milk and vanilla in as well and whisk until well combined. In a separate bowl add flour, pour in banana mixture, pour in melted butter or coconut oil. Fold the mixture together gently with a rubber spatula, stop mixing shortly after ingredients are no longer dry. Lumpy, thick batter is the goal.

Heat a non-stick pan (or griddle if you have one) over medium heat. Put a tsp of butter (and/or coconut oil) into the pan and coat the pan with it. Using a spoon or by pouring directly from the bowl, drop 1/4 cup of the pancake batter into the pan. If you have space for it, drop more than one in at a time 2 inches apart (at least). Cook the pancake until little bubbles rise up from the batter, aprox 1-2 minutes, then flip (the underside should be golden brown) and cook another 1-2 minutes. Remove the pancakes with a spatula to keep them whole.

If pancakes begin to stick to the pan after the first few are done, you may add additional butter or oil to the non-stick pan. I found that the less oil I used the more perfect golden-brown the pancakes came out so be careful to only add in a very small amount when adding extra to keep the pan oiled.

Serve the pancakes hot, cold, warm, however you want. Sliced bananas are an excellent topping.

 

 

 

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