Sunday, February 28, 2010

Banana Pancakes

On the IPOD "Banana Pancakes" by: Jack Johnson

This morning I woke up and decided to make breakfast. You would think that as a chef, I cook elaborate meals at home, but if truth be told it is actually a rare occurrence. So the first thing that went through my mind is, how can I make a really special breakfast that won't kill my eating habits for the day? And then it came to me in a song... Banana pancakes "Whole Grain Style"

Whole Grain Banana Cinnamon Pancakes

If you would like to make these the easy way... Buy your favorite whole grain or regular pancake mix and add 1 mashed up banana and about 1/2 tsp. cinnamon to the recipe for about 1 cup of mix.

1 large ripe banana, mashed
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup of oat flour

Mix first three ingredients in a large glass liquid measuring cup (You can use just a regular bowl, but the measuring cup has a spout making it a bit easier.) Sift all the dry ingredients into the bowl and mix until blended.

Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. If it's an older skillet most likely you will need a little oil or spray. Then pour batter into the hot pan. When bubbles appear on the top (about 1-2 minutes) flip each pancake and cook about a minute more. Stack on a plate top with a little butter, about 1/2 of a sliced banana, and a little bit of whipped cream. Serve with syrup. Yum!

It definitely was a decedent treat! I hope everybody else had a wonderful weekend filled with love and happiness and amazing friends because luckily I did!!

xoxo chef a

1 comment:

Leenie said...

Now I see how it works, thank you!