Saturday, January 20, 2007

Banana Pancakes

Today is the first Saturday I have had to myself, at home, since October. With Deb's thoughts about enjoying "inordinately good homemade fare" during the weekend fresh in my mind, I took to making banana pancakes for my roommate and I.

Coincidentally, or maybe not, this is one of her favorite breakfast foods besides eggs. I meant to make her breakfast on her birthday morning this past Thursday, but unfortunately it didn't quite work out. I had to be at work at 5am and she was going snowboarding for the day. So today, over a mug of hot chocolate we enjoyed our pancakes and caught up on roommate hang out time.

The recipe I use for pancakes comes straight from Betty Crocker's cookbook. Easy to throw together when you are all out of pancake mix and quite tasty. Plus it makes just the right amount of pancakes for two people.
  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 1 tbsp packed brown sugar

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 3 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2 medium bananas, sliced

  • cooking spray

In a medium bowl, beat egg until fluffy. Combine egg with flour, milk, sugar, oil, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined; do not over mix. Heat griddle or medium frying pan over medium heat. Pour batter onto pan, add bananas and cook until golden, flipping once. Keep warm in oven until ready to serve. Makes 6-5in pancakes, enough for two very happy people.

1 comment:

K.S. said...

I don't even like bananas and these look delicious to me. You're a god in my book if you can make pancakes without burning the bottoms of them -- I've always been terrible about that.