Banana Pancakes

 Banana Pancakes Starter Kit

Whenever I make breakfast on Sundays, I honestly make a starter kit/playlist depending on what I’m doing/making. This Sunday I made Banana Pancakes. Breakfast is my favorite food, and meal surprisingly. I can have it anytime of the day. I actually kind of despise the person that invented breakfast. I mean why is it designated to a particular time?

“Make you banana pancakes..and pretend like its the weekend now”…

                                                                Jack Johnson

I know you know the words…haha

I honestly never had banana pancakes before Jack Johnson wrote a song about it. In my opinion, it is the little things in life that matter. People have their bucket lists, and I have one as well. It has all the extreme desires that everyone has like, sky diving, see the seven wonders of the world, watch the sunrise & sunset in the same day…etc. I also have a small things matter bucket list(more practical) like, learn how to use chopsticks, learn to say the alphabet backwards, make banana pancakes, while the song banana pancakes is playing by Jack Johnson…etc. I know its cheesy; but, it is completely valid, and a great way to put a smile on your face, and in your belly.

These would be great for easter weekend, breakfast/brunch, or like me, just to eat at whatever time of day!! Also it is a great way to sneak in something a bit more nutritious for yourself, or even your kids. Pancakes are also a great way to interact with your kids in the kitchen!! I use baking in the kitchen as my excuse with my niece all the time! She loves it!!

Pancake Renditions

I always try to have a healthy life style, and healthy eating habits. Every chance I get I like to implement healthier options, without loosing the great flavor of the traditional cravings we have! In this recipe, if you would like to substitute the sugar with honey completely you may(Just use 1/4-1/2 cup milk since honey is in a liquid form, you do not want the batter to be too loose). If you would like to substitute the All-purpose Flour, for Whole Wheat Flour, or a Gluten free option (almond flour, bean flour, etc..) you may as well. I personally do not like milk, so I make it with almond milk. Almond milk is healthier then regular milk, but you may use regular milk as well. People do not know this, but the way to make your pancakes fluffy is melted butter in the batter. I left it out, because I wanted a healthier substitute. If you would like to add 2 tbs melted butter to the recipe you may for a fluffier outcome.

Fluffy Banana Pancakes

Yield: 2 soft ball sized pancakes (4 sand dollar size)

Ingredients:

1 cup All-Purpose Flour

1 Tsp Baking powder

1/4 Tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Tsp Salt

1/4 cup Sugar

1/4 cup Oats

1/2 cup Almond Milk (or Regular Milk)

1 Egg

1 Tsp Honey

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Sliced Banana


Optional:

2 Tbs Melted Butter

Garnish:

1 Sliced Banana

1/4 cup Chopped Toasted Pecans

Maple Syrup

Directions:

  1. Scale all the ingredients in a bowl, but the milk and sliced banana(flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, egg, oats, vanilla, honey).
  2. Stream in milk (and melted butter if you choose to do this option) and whisk together. It should be a thick batter but not to thick. It should be something between a cake batter, and brownie batter consistency. Fold in the sliced banana.
  3. Grease a pan with a napkin dipped in oil or melted butter(you may use a spray can of oil like pam). You just want enough to not let the pancakes stick. If you put too much oil you will end up frying the pancake. That is not the texture you want, look, or color you want on your pancake. Cook on medium heat.
  4. Stack them up with a smile!! Pour some maple syrup, and the garnish of your choice all over it!!!!!

                          Eat. Sing. Dance. Smile while eating these pancakes!!!

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