Tuesday, September 13, 2011

banana pancakes

Have bananas that on the verge of going bad?  Well today is your lucky day!  Ripe bananas make the best pancakes!  Just in case you have leftovers (which I highly doubt you will), don't worry because these pancakes freeze well.  If you want, you can cook an extra batch and freeze it to satisfy future cravings.

To freeze them, you can place wax paper or plastic wrap in between each one as you stack them.  Place your stack in a zip lock bag or wrap in plastic wrap.  Toss them in the freezer. When ready to eat, don't bother thawing. Place them straight into the microwave (min or so), oven, or toaster.  They may not be as fluffy as when they're freshly cooked, but almost all flavor is retained.

Slap some peanut and butter and nutmeg jelly on these bad boys to make a pancake sandwich. It's such a treat that It's almost sinful. Hope you go bananas with this recipe (no pun intended) hahaha.

~12 small pancakes; 10-15min
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt

      • 1 cup milk
      • 1 egg
      • 1 tbsp melted butter, extra for frying
      • 1 tsp vanilla extract
      • 1 ripe small-medium sized banana mashed (~1/3cup)
      •  maple syrup, nutmeg jelly, or condensed milk
      Directions:
      1. mix dry ingredients together. stir well with beater or fork. sift flour for a fluffier pancake.
      2. in another mixing bowl, mix all wet ingredients together.
      3. stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
      4. heat non stick pan on medium low heat. add butter. as soon as it's heated thoroughly, add 1/4cup of batter at a time. I can fit two at a time in my pan. you can choose to shape the pancake according to your liking by picking the pan up by the handle and swirling the batter around.  once batter touched pan, try no to peak under so the pancake can develop a brown crust. once craters start appearing on the top, flip the pancake.
      5.  serve with syrup of your liking and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top for garnishing.

      *tip- you can place bananas in a ziplock bag for easy mashing or place them in a small bowl and mash with a fork against side of bowl (I prefer this method. Save money, use less plastic, save the world haha)
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