Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Banana Bread Pancakes

I am a huge advocate of weekday pancakes. They make you slow down a little bit. In those span of days where you're working, running errands, meeting people for coffee, stopping to make pancakes for yourself may be just what you need. 
There's something about getting up in the morning at a decent time, not too early but not late enough that you feel lazy. Whisking together some flour and milk, nothing too loud first thing in the morning. Mashing a banana can even be therapeutic first thing. Oh, and definitely make these while still wearing your pjs.
One of the bes things about these banana bread pancakes is you don't even need syrup as a topping. They've got just enough sweetness on their own. Or you can add it if you're into it. Maybe even some peanut butter would be delicious. Go with your gut when you make these.

Banana Bread Pancakes
adapted from How Sweet It Is
makes 4 medium pancakes

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tbsp butter, melt
To Make:

1) Whisk together flour, powder, salt, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add in milk and vanilla extract and stir just until combined. Finally, stir in banana and lastly the butter.

2) Preheat pan and spray with non stick cookie spray. When warm enough, measure batter out but 1/3 cup and pour onto pan. Flip when bubbles burst on top of pancakes and cook for another couple minutes.

3) Serve with butter and maple syrup or your favorite pancake topping. Enjoy

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