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Do you remember the Jack Johnson song Banana Pancakes? His album had come out shortly before I got married and while on our honeymoon, Matt and I bought his cd. Yeah… that’s back when we still bought cds.  For the past 7 years, we’ve talked about making banana pancakes and while I have had some successes, this recipe is by far my favorite. The pancake cooks quickly and tastes like banana bread, instead of a pancake. Light and fluffy, this recipe made enough pancakes to feed our family of four with a side of bacon and Greek yogurt.

Banana Pancakes

  • 1 ripe banana, smashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk

Mash the banana and egg together.  Mix in the dry ingredients and slowly stream in the milk until you have a nice consistency. Heat a skillet over medium heat and swish butter over the surface. Pour batter onto the skillet and cook until bubbles form around the edges. Flip each pancake and finish cooking. In between each batch of pancakes, reapply the butter. (The butter is what gives you that delightful crispiness on the edges of the pancakes and in my opinion, you can’t be without it!).  Serve with REAL maple syrup, bacon (our local butcher just started carrying nitrate free bacon… it. is. awesome.) and Greek yogurt.

Of course, while you are making these pancakes, you MUST sing along with Gru’s Minions…

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