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Bake Me a Cake As Fast As You Can
That’s the tune I’ve been jiving too lately it seems. My little pancake boy loves his pancakes. They are a favorite at our house anytime of the of the day – any day of the week! My two-year old son was in the habit of requesting them every morning – and I do mean every morning – when I would come to get him from his room. I am sorry to admit, I did not fulfill each of his requests. The sadness and disappointment that would come with this, made this mom feel terribly guilty. My compromise was that I will make them on Saturday mornings for our “pancake day”. So now, we all look forward to Saturday morning pancakes. A great tip I recently learned from Annie, is that extra pancakes can be frozen – just simply reheat!
There have been several times where I have run out of pancake mix and have used a homemade recipe. I sure can tell the difference, but I’m not so sure the kids can. This Banana Pancake recipe is an delightful variation from the standard pancake recipe – made with fresh mashed bananas and buttermilk. Add any fresh fruit to these cakes, a good dose of maple syrup, and they will not disappoint!
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- 1T l brown sugar
- 2 t. baking powder
- ¼ t. salt
- ½ t. ground cinnamon
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg, slightly beaten
- 3 T butter, melted and cooled
- 1 T honey
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup mashed banana)
- Sliced bananas, butter, and maple syrup, for serving, if desired
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine buttermilk, egg, melted butter, honey, vanilla, and mashed bananas.
- Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. The batter will be lumpy.
- Heat a griddle or pan to medium low heat. Coat with cooking spray. Drop about a ¼ cup of batter onto heated skillet. Cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles, approx 1 to 2 minutes. Flip carefully with a spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Continue making pancakes until the batter is gone.
- Serve pancakes with sliced bananas (or any other fresh fruit),, butter, and maple syrup, if desired.