Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Day 13 - Recipe 21

I was craving something sweet for breakfast and these pancakes hit the spot. I found the recipe on a food blog in the middle of the night and knew I had to try it. Luckily I had everything on hand, except for nuts. I am not one who likes nuts in my banana bread so I figured it wouldn't make too big of a difference for me with the pancakes. While the pancakes were amazingly delicious, they really would've benefited from the added texture nuts would've brought. Next time I will make sure I have walnuts. Seriously, though... why don't I have walnuts in the house???

Here is the recipe. Now off to the elliptical to even things out.... :)

Banana Bread Pancakes

1 1/2 c AP flour
3 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs
1 1/2 c buttermilk

Heat up a griddle if you have one, or a regular non-stick skillet works great too. Whisk together dry ingredients, then in a separate bowl whisk together wet ingredients. Add wet to dry and whisk only until combined (batter will be a bit lumpy like muffin batter).Turn heat to medium and add a pat of butter to cooking surface. Spoon batter onto griddle and cook pancakes.

Banana bread compote:

3 mini or one large ripe banana, sliced into 1/2" thick rounds
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp chopped nuts

In a small pan, melt butter with spice mix for a few seconds until butter begins to foam. Add bananas and saute until browned slightly. Add sugar, nuts and salt and stir gently, being careful not to mash up the banana too much. Compote is finished when the mixture is saucy and caramelized. Top the pancakes with a scoop of compote and whipped cream.

*EDIT* I wanted to add that while this dish is EXCELLENT, I think next time I will cut out the white sugar in the compote to cut back a tad on the sweetness.


Judes said...

I am so enjoying your blog! Honey, you were born to cook! And great job with the writing, I'm so glad you did this!

sarah trimble said...

hey there!! i was rooting around on one of your favorite websites & saw french toast made with banana bread... looks so yummy!! have you tried it? this recipe reminded me of it...
loving your blog!! looking forward to more!!

Prudy said...

Oh, those look heavenly! Welcome to TWD, also. YOur ice cream looks lovely.

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