Banana Pancakes

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Happy Friday! I can’t believe another week has passed. It is crazy! Speaking of crazy, these banana pancakes are crazy good! I stole, er borrowed this recipe from one of my favorite blogs, Iowa Girl Eats. I made a few minor changes and added an amazing bananas foster-like sauce and now I call it my own!

Just kidding, check out iowagirleats.com for a sweet post on her brother’s famous banana pancakes and then try this recipe yourself this weekend.

If you don’t want to make the super sweet sauce – the pancakes are light and fluffy and absolutely delish without the sauce. But they are amazing WITH the sauce!

First, moosh the bananas and set aside-

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Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a large bowl, making a well in the center.

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In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, melted butter, milk and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into dry and mix until combined.

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Dump in the smashed bananas…

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and fold them in.

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Brush pre-heated skillet with a bit of melted butter, then pour a 1/3 cup batter to form each pancake. When bubbles appear all over the top of each pancake, flip and cook until golden brown.

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Remove to a plate and keep warm while you are finishing up the batter and making the amazing sauce.

For the incredible sauce, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.

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And add the brown sugar.Β Turn down the heat just a bit – you don’t want this to burn.

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Then add the syrup, vanilla and cinnamon and mix well.

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Add the bananas and cook until the sauce gets sort of bubbly and the bananas are heated. Don’t overcook this or the bananas will get soggy.

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Amazing, right??

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Serve over banana pancakes. No need for butter or syrup. Mmmmmm!

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Amazing Banana Pancakes

2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 T. sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 T. butter, melted
2 cups milk
2 bananas, smashed
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a large bowl, making a well in the center. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, melted butter, milk and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into dry and mix until combined. Fold in the smashed bananas.

Brush pre-heated skillet with a bit of melted butter, then pour a 1/3 cup batter to form each pancake. When bubbles appear all over the top of each pancake, flip and cook until golden brown. Remove to a plate and keep warm while you are finishing up the batter and making the amazing sauce.

Sauce for Banana Pancakes
This sauce would be great on ice cream too – sort of like bananas foster, but without the booze.

3 bananas, sliced
2 T. butter
1/4 cup brown sugar (I used dark)
1 T. maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and brown sugar together. Turn down the heat just a bit – you don’t want this to burn. Then add the syrup, vanilla and cinnamon and mix well. Add the bananas and cook until the sauce gets sort of bubbly and the bananas are heated. Don’t overcook this or the bananas will get soggy.

Serve over banana pancakes. No need for butter or syrup. Mmmmmm!

 

tags- breakfast, sweet, pancakes, fruit

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