During the week I usually just grab a quick breakfast before heading out the door, but on the weekends, I like to take my time to make a big breakfast that David and I can sit down and enjoy together. Last Saturday I whipped up one of our favorites - banana pancakes.
When we were on our honeymoon in Tulum, Mexico, I had pancakes with
granola and honey for the first time. I'd never tried honey or granola
on pancakes before, and I loved it. Ever since then we top our pancakes
with warm honey instead of maple syrup.
from 100 Days of Real Food
*I actually cut the recipe in half since it was just for the two of us,
and we still had four pancakes left over. They do freeze really well,
though, so that wasn't a bad thing! Just be aware the recipe makes quite a few pancakes.
2 cups whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur white whole wheat flour)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon honey
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 ¾ cups milk (I used Almond Breeze unsweetened almond milk - soy milk works as well)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted + more for frying (I used dairy-free Earth Balance spread)
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well (hole) in the center of the flour mixture and pour in
the honey, eggs, milk, and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Whisk
together thoroughly, but do not overmix.
2. Gently fold the mashed bananas into the batter with a spatula.
3. Heat a griddle over medium-high heat. Swirl enough
butter around the pan until it is well coated. Add pancake batter using a
4. When the pancakes have begun to brown on the bottom, flip them over to cook the other side.
These are some delicious pancakes. They puff up nicely and are very tender and fluffy. The mashed bananas help keep the batter moist and give the pancakes a great hint of banana flavor. I highly suggest you pile them high, top them off with granola and honey, and dig in!
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