Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Banana's Foster Pancakes

We love this recipe for banana pancakes. As a side note, I'm well known for buying on sale , markdown and in extreme quantity :) Someday I'll tell you guys about my great pumpkin buy. But that's a story for another day. This time I got this really good bargain on a big bag of nanas and had to use them quick. So I came up with a recipe I like for banana pancakes with banana sauce. We had them for brunch this morning and boy were they good! A dollop of whip cream and a side of bacon and you'll be good until dinner.

Pancake Ingredients:
2 large bananas or 3 small
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup milk
2 eggs
2 tablespoon butter, melted
Cooking spray

Heat griddle to 375 degrees or a skillet on medium high. Watch your temp. as these pancakes will burn easily. Lower heat if necessary. On a plate smash bananas, leaving some chunkiness. In a mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients and stir to incorporate. Stir in milk, eggs and butter. Mix well. Add smashed bananas and mix. Don't over mix ingredients. Spray or oil your cooking surface. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup or pour 4 to 5 inch pancakes on hot griddle. When cakes are bubbly on top, turn over. Always slide spatula under pancakes and lift slightly to check for brownness of underside. Repeat until all batter is used.

Banana Sauce:
2 Ripe bananas cubed
1 tablespoon butter
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon milk or cream

Cube bananas small. Heat butter in a skillet on medium high. Add bananas. Saute bananas for 3 minutes. Add brown sugar and stir. Let cook until bubbling. Stir in milk. Reduce heat and cook for another minute. Remove from heat. Top pancakes and add a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

Cooks Notes: If you’d like to top with fresh strawberries and whip cream instead.