Sunday, May 21, 2006

Banana Pancakes

We all experience deep-seeded, all-encompassing cravings... sometimes we have to give in.

Which brings us to pancakes! Its breakfast! Its sweet! Its baking (kindof)! Its delicious! WE WERE CRAVING THEM LIKE THE WORLD WAS ENDING! Let's give in to temptation this time.

Of course, we try to avoid just eat a bunch of all-purpose flour with sugary syrup on top. Is there a way to add volume AND some sweet flavor to pancakes? Indeed, bananas can do what we need! We mashed up the very ripe bananas with a fork to add structure to the batter - filling in for some of the flour. The banana, once cooked, also provides some sweet flavor.

1/2 cup all purpose flour and 1/2 cup wheat flour, 1 tbls baking powder, 1 tbls sugar, and a pinch of kosher salt on the dry side. Two mashed bananas, a cup of milk (our house milk is 1% - yours?), 2 tbls canola oil, and 1 beaten egg on the wet side.

Stir these two together until just combined. Then, onto a heated and buttered pan and about 5 minutes on each side. This ended up making nine 3-4" pancakes. We like ours with a couple over easy!

A little maple syrup and some microwaved bacon (it works - one minute/slice on a plate covered with a paper towel, then taken out and patted dry by another paper towel).

Before and After:


sher said...

Yowza!!!!!! That looks fantabulous!!! I sure would have liked to be there when you served that.

Boston Chef said...

Thanks Sher - the banana pancakes are so good, we highly recommend this alternative to "regular" pancakes...

Bacon, banana pancakes, eggs over easy, and coffee - I think that would be my choice for "last meal" right there!

There's a fun game to play - you're being put to death (for something totally honorable!) - what is your "last meal" request?