This morning, while trying to decide what to fix for breakfast (ie deciding between waffles and pancakes) I noticed one lonely ripe banana sitting on the counter. Banana pancakes! That was the answer. I knew that somewhere in my files I had a recipe for banana pancakes. Indeed I did, although it had been several years since I'd made them. The recipe actually called for two bananas, but in my notes at the bottom I had made a notation to cut the recipe in half. Perfect!!
I tried passing these pancakes off as "normal" to the oldest, but he noticed something was off. Never mind that in the aforementioned notes I had written down that he loved them, but he didn't like them this time around. Oh well. Lucky for him there was something else he could have! Anyway, the rest of us enjoyed them, and I was able to make use of that last banana. :)
Banana Buttermilk Pancakes
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup buttermilk*
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg**
1 ripe banana, mashed
Heat a skillet or griddle, lightly grease with oil or butter. In a medium bowl, stir together the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, mix together the banana, egg, buttermilk and oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until mixed (don't overmix!). Cook on griddle and eat! ;)
*I actually used dry buttermilk powder for this today and it worked just fine. I love having some of that on hand for when I'm out of the real stuff!
**Instead of nutmeg, I used 1/4 tsp of a baking spice that I have.
***This makes a thin batter. If you prefer thicker pancakes, slightly decrease the amount of buttermilk.
5 years ago