Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
called panama because of the yummy coconut and banana topping! dry ingredients can be mixed up to five days in advance.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs, separated
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (plus some to cook with)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
- mix flour, sugars, baking powder, soda, and salt together; set aside.
- whisk egg yolks, buttermilk, 6 tbsp butter, and vanilla together; set aside.
- separately, whisk egg whites until soft peaks form; set aside.
- heat skillet or griddle over medium-high heat and melt about 1 tbsp evenly over cooking surface.
- add flour mixture to egg-buttermilk mixture and mix until just blended. fold in egg whites. scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto hot skillet and cook pancakes 2-3 minutes, until they start to bubble on top. flip and cook 2 minutes more. remove from heat, keep warm while cooking the rest, and serve topped with strawberries, coconut, and bananas.
- variations: try adding slices of fruit to pancakes just after initially scooping them onto the skillet, before flipping (berries, banana, mango, kiwi, pineapple) and also serve with warmed peanut butter as well as syrup.