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Homemade Banana Pancakes

This morning I decided I’d take some time and make some delicious banana pancakes.  Pancakes, waffles, french toast…. nothing says “weekend” like a homemade breakfast.  However, during the week I usually don’t even eat breakfast.  Sometimes I try to grab something on my way out the door, like a yogurt or cereal bar, and sometimes I have a homemade muffin or scone, but often it is just coffee or juice for me.  Since I was lucky enough to have a day off from work today, in honor of our military veterans, I thought I’d take the time to make some homemade pancakes.  Homemade pancakes are so much better than those box mixes, and it is easy to add a little something extra with your favorite fruit.  I’ve made this same recipe with blueberries and it’s delicious as well.  Today, however, I used some bananas, and the results were amazing!  If you prefer, you can just exclude the bananas altogether and simply enjoy these homemade pancakes with warm maple syrup.

Banana Pancakes

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbls sugar
  • 2 teas baking powder
  • 1/2 teas salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbls vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teas vanilla extract
  • 1 banana, diced
  • vegetable oil or butter for greasing pan

In a small bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; set aside.  In a medium bowl whisk together milk, oil, vanilla extract and egg.  Add dry ingredients to milk mixture and whisk until moistened, but do not over mix, some small lumps will still be visible.  Stir in banana chunks.  Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Use a folded paper towel to rub pan with oil or butter.  Spoon batter onto pan for desired size.  Cook until surface of pancake becomes filled with bubbles, and some have popped, about 1-2 minutes.  Carefully flip pancake and cook on second side until browned, another 1-2 minutes.  Remove from pan and ENJOY!  If you wish, you can remove pancakes from pan and keep them warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.  Top pancakes with you favorites (banana slices, maple syrup, whipped cream, nutella).

Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

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