Sunday, November 2, 2008

Ooooooooohhhhh! Banana Pancakes!

Tonight I was planning on having leftover "Harvest Moon" Macaroni and Cheese. But as I listened (salivated actually) to my mom discuss her decision for pancakes to feed the missionaries, bananas popped into my mind. I don't even know how bananas came into it since I only remembered how I complained about my box pancake mix. It just is not sweet enough. She suggested to add sugar. But then the bananas started invading my mind! And so I went onling to find bananas and pancake mixes. Here is a divine recipe for banana bread pancakes.

Banana Bread Pancakes
2 medium firm-ripe bananas, peeled, sliced
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 cups Aunt Jemima® Buttermilk Complete Pancake & Waffle Mix
1 cup water
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (about 2 medium bananas)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup Aunt Jemima® Syrup, warmed
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted if desired
Combine sliced bananas and sugar in small bowl; set aside.

For pancakes, combine pancake mix, water, mashed bananas and cinnamon in medium bowl; stir with wire whisk until large lumps disappear.

For each pancake, pour scant 1/4 cup batter onto hot lightly greased griddle; top with 3 to 4 banana slices.

Turn when pancakes bubble and bottoms are golden brown.

Serve topped with warm Aunt Jemima® Syrup and pecans.

Chopped pecans can be found in the baking section. To toast, place in single layer on microwave-safe plate. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, until fragrant, stirring once.
Recipe Yield: 16 Pancakes

Serving Size: 2 pancakes

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 340, Calories from Fat: 60, Total Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 380mg, Total Carbohydrates: 66g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 42g, Protein: 5g

It is from the Aunt Jemima website and so worth making it. So tonight's dinner with Jonah (a.k.a. Mr. Picky Pants) was a hit as he was singing "Mommy's great for making me Banana Pancakes!" (Do you all remember 'Bill Cosby Himself'?)