Today I awoke to a lovely morning, complete with squirrels all through the yard, the sun streaming through my big kitchen windows, and--yes-- the Southern humidity Kentucky gets blessed with every summer.
My family is home together as Heath is off all month of July as we get settled in our new home, and he prepares to start working at his new job in August. Let me just say... This month of having him home with us all the time has been AMAZING!!!
Back to the lazy morning we had today.
Pancakes! Sour cream pancakes Pioneer Woman style were on the menu, but I made them one step better (in our opinion), by adding banana and cinnamon to the batter. Oh my word.
Like I said it was a wonderful morning!!
If you like banana bread, or really moist pancakes you will love these. If you like both of those things, please PIN this recipe because you will just have to make these delicious pancakes for supper tonight! They're really good!
I had a candle lit in the kitchen and praise and worship music on to cook to for a wonderful cozy atmosphere that relaxes me and seems to make for a relaxing environment for our ever-busy and active kids!
I hope one day despite our imperfect home and my imperfect parenting, they will remember the things like praise music on that I sing along to as I prepare a delicious meal with a joyous heart for them. When they look back on our home and kitchen (especially) I want them to remember the good smells wafting from the oven, the beautiful sounds, the pretty fresh flowers on the counter, and the love that comes our home in mundane times such as breakfast.
It's truly a home that I'm making, and I take my role seriously! May these happy times of peace I desperately try to create become the memories they hold on forever and share with the next generation! I want my pancake breakfast to be remembered as more than just the good food, but that mommy and daddy were cooking and laughing together in the kitchen, and that the food prepared was made out of love for those served. I remember feeling this way as a child and growing up with a mom who was intentional about cooking and serving her family meals that we ate around a table. I hope my kids grow up to appreciate the same simplistic things that make life so good!
Sour Cream Banana Pancakes
Adapted from: The Pioneer Woman Cooks
1 c. sour cream
8 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
dash of cinnamon
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ripe banana, mashed
real maple syrup (It's worth splurging on!)
Place a cast iron skillet or griddle over medium heat. You want it hot!
In a medium sized bowl, place the sour cream and add the rest off the dry ingredients through the cinnamon. Stir this together gently.
In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and add the vanilla and banana.
Add this mixture to the flour mixture and gently mix together. Don't worry about mixing it together perfectly smooth. Lumps aren't good is gravy but they are in pancake batter!
Melt a little butter and coconut oil together in the pan. Swirl it around. Pour in about 1/4 cups at a time, the pancake batter. Cook about 1 1/2 minutes or until the bubbles are around the pancake and flip. Cook for another 45 seconds or so. Remove to a plate and repeat with the rest of the batter.
These pancakes are very moist and thin, so you can stack several up beautifully! Serve with real maple syrup and fruit. I also made homemade hash browns and oven fried bacon as a heart breakfast! Enjoy!
If you happen to wonder what those two sweet ones look like this week, here we are at our all-time favorite summer drive in burger place Belews, as we wait to the grandparents to come join us. We had been swimming so naturally a burger and shake is the perfect supper for a day like that!
We're all happy but one of us (ah-hum!) likes to make tough faces instead of smiles for the picture.
See y'all again very soon!