Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Banana Pancakes

"Make you banana pancakes, pretend like it the week-end now..." Pancakes and week-end just seem to go together. They always make me think of lazy Saturday or Sunday mid-morning's with nothing to do but drink coffee and read the paper in your pj's. Since hubs has been deployed I haven't made pancakes at all. Maybe because making pancakes for yourself feels lonely or maybe it just because you can't make just one or two pancakes! I like my pancakes with fruit and/or nuts added in them. Banana pancakes with toasted walnuts are probably my favorite. Just drizzle them with some warm maple syrup and a bit of butter *drool*. Leftovers do freeze quite well by the way. Can't wait till hubs and I can enjoy a lazy week-end eating pancakes together...sigh.
Anyway when I saw the "Eat to the Beat" event hosted by Elly says Opa, I immediately though of the song Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson. Check it out here. And while your listening, make some banana pancakes because... "This song is meant to keep you, from doing what your supposed to."
Banana Walnut Pancakes
Adapted from Joy of Cooking

Whisk together in a large bowl:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 3/4 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Mix in another bowl:
1 1/2 cups milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Mix the liquid ingredients quickly into the dry ingredients. Do not over mix.
Fold in:
3/4 cup of finely diced banana
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
Allow mixture to rest, covered and refrigerated at least 20 minutes. Can be made the night before.
Spray griddle or large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over
medium heat until hot. For each pancake, pour scant 1/4 cup batter onto hot
griddle. Cook 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until puffed on edges and bubbles begin
to break on surface. Turn; cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes.


Rosie said...

Viewing your banana pancakes I can pretend it's the weekend anytime to eat them :D

Sliced banana, maple syrup and ice cream is one of my favourite ways to eat pancakes.

Rosie x

Elly said...

Great entry for the event! The pancakes look so delicious and I love that song. I had the pleasure of meeting Jack Johnson a few years back and he is a total sweetheart. Thanks so much for participating!

Jennyfer said...

OMG I'm drooling. Those look yummy!

Dhanggit said...

oh this banana pancake reminds me of my wonderful vacation in an island where we feasted on these pancakes for breakfast!!

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Patricia Scarpin said...

These pancakes would make my afternoon so much better! I like the idea of adding nuts... Pecans are such favorites of mine!

Anonymous said...

Wow I'm really diggin' this. I love bananas! This is something new for me, cooking pancakes this way. I just made banana muffins, yum-o! :)


Cynthia said...

Okay, now you make me think that I want to have banana pancakes tomorrow. Instead of me having to make it though, you can send some for me :)

Hutoxi said...

The pancakes look very good. Must be delicious too.

DawnsRecipes said...

I came to see your French bread, and scrolled down too far. Now I'm drooling over these gorgeous banana pancakes! Yum!

Helene said...

I'll love to eat one of those this morning. Looks good.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That looks like dessert to me =D