Thursday, February 18, 2010
The Best Banana-Nut Bread Pancakes
I am so excited about these pancakes we just now had for dinner--yes dinner!--that I just have to share them with you! I got home late from work tonight and what better for a quick late night dinner than pancakes?!? I must preface that Heath and I love pancakes. He is really the pancake maker between the two of us, but I am improving! We make everything from chocolate chip pancakes to blueberry or just cinnamon and sugar pancakes. They're all so yummy and special for a celebration breakfast or just a lazy morning with the family. So, tonight Heath noticed there were a couple of ripe bananas that were too spotty to eat, and just suggested I add them to the pancake mix. So that's where the goodness begins!
This recipe is not from scratch, but I used this yummy Meijer Natural Pancake mix that is already so good and fluffy. That is the base (you just need milk and canola oil for the mix) and I always add a little sugar. So, for these unbelievably delicious banana nut bread pancakes I also added cinnamon, one whole very ripe banana, and chopped pecans. I mashed the banana very well and stir it gently into the batter. The batter is a little thicker than normal because of the banana so i added just about 1 Tbsp. more of milk. I use a little bit of butter one very hot large skillet or griddle and cook these baby's up! I ladled about 1/3 cup batter in the skillet for each pancake and then sprinkle the chopped pecans. They browned up beautifully. Serve while hot with warm real maple syrup and sliced bananas and you think that you've died and gone to Heaven!
No kidding, these are quite possibly the best pancakes I have ever eaten, and I can't believe we have just now thought to make them. So take it from us, after a long day you should make yourself a short (or tall) stack of the best banana nut bread pancakes with warm maple syrup and you will end the evening with sweet satisfaction and a good night's sleep!