Wednesday, January 12, 2011

simple kitchen: breakfast

 banana pancakes

While mine are cooking, I like to add chopped walnuts.  Yum!!!

We love banana pancakes around here!  I think you will too.  This 'recipe' is so seriously simple that I don't even measure anything.  I just throw it all in a bowl and call it good.  For this post's purpose I will try to come up with some measurements, but keep in mind that they are all round about.  If you find that you need more flour, add more.  Add another banana.  Shoot- leave the bananas out and add applesauce!  This is a versatile breakfast staple!

The How:

Put about 2 Cups of flour in the bowl (I usually use white whole wheat flour here)
Add 1/2 tsp of baking powder
sprinkle in some cinnamon
Whisk together
Put in one ripe banana and mash

Add 2 Tbsp of melted coconut oil
a splash of vanilla
Now for the liquid- I tend to add milk until it's a nice, runny 'pancake batter' consistency.  I add a little at first and just slowly keep adding.
Stir it up
Spoon out onto a hot griddle

Done and done!

Please let me know if you try this!  Also- if anything is too vague ask away and I'll try my best to answer.


The Farmers said...

Yum! I grew up eating banana pecan pancakes and forgot about it until now. Thanks for reminding me what I've been missing out on.

amanda {the habit of being} said...

i love buckwheat pancakes with pecans. unfortunately child #4 has nut allergies :(

my kids can eat pancakes every single day. i make my "mix" ahead and keep it in a big jar so i simply have to add milk, eggs, butter or coconut oil depending upon what we're throwing in. have you tried pumpkin yet? or even better, pumpkin with chocolate chips?

mandi said...

Yes! We keep a homemade mix in the freezer too. But for some reason...I always do my banana pancakes from scratch! I think because it is mindless for me. I LOVE pumpkin pancakes. And gingerbread. Sometimes I like to add baby spinach to my banana and we call them "Popeye Pancakes". Yum!

Amanda said...

That's my kind of recipe -- not too specific! LOL.