Blue Heaven Banana Pancakes
photo by Tropical Texan
- Ready In:
- 3⁄4 cup whole milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 medium very ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons oil or 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1⁄8 teaspoon nutmeg
- chopped walnuts (I like to toast them first) (optional) or pecans (I like to toast them first) (optional)
- 1 cup maple syrup or 1 cup cane syrup, heated
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 dash nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- Beat egg until fluffy. Add milk and oil/melted butter. Add vanilla.
- In another bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
- Take bananas out of skin and cut into very small pieces (1/2"). They do not have to be perfect, and do not worry about then getting a bit "mashed".
- Add dry ingredients gradually to egg mixture.
- Add cut bananas (and toasted nuts, optional).
- In a non-stick 8-10" skillet, heat pan to medium. Pan is ready when water dances on surface.
- Pour batter in pan using ladle or pitcher, forming a pancake approx 4-5" wide.
- When the edges start looking a little "matte" and the pancake is bubbly, flip. When you see steam start "wisping" from the edges of the pancake, it is done.
- Top with syrup (mix ingredients above and heat in microwave for 30-45 seconds), whipped cream, or more bananas and nuts.
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I am pretty finicky when it comes to pancake recipes and these are fantastic. We made them exactly as stated but used half regular flour and half wheat flour. DH, who isn't a banana pancake fan in general, liked them a lot. Not a low cal everyday treat but definate must for special occasions. Yum!!!
I made these yesterday morning with some bananas that were on their way out and these were amazing, I made the syrup as well and I can't wait to try the syrup on waffles and pancakes since we had some leftover. The kids devoured these and we put a little bit of some homemade whip cream on them as well. They are easy enough to make and are quick to the table. Thank you for posting such a great recipe!
Have never been to the Key West restaurant, but I can tell you ~ These pancakes are GREAT! Loved the addition of spices & nuts, & the syrup part of the recipe, well, you can bottle that & peddle it in my area for sure! Thanks for such a GREAT TASTE TREAT! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's PAC]