Saturday, November 3, 2012

Banana Pancakes

I'm a bad blogging author. I realized this morning that while I've posted about our favorite pancakes numerous times in the past, I've neglected to share the recipe! For shame!! I'm going to share the recipe in this post and encourage you to make them! They are so tasty, bursting with flavors of caramelized banana and toasted pecans (or walnuts), they'll blow your pancake-lovin'-minds.

Bananarama Pecan Pancakes
2 large eggs
2 cups buttermilk*
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup diced bananas (2 large)
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Nonstick cooking spray or 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

*Don't have buttermilk in your pantry (who does)? Use this easy substitute.


In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and buttermilk. Stir in the melted butter.
In a small bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt together.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined — don't worry if there are a few lumps. Stir in the bananas and pecans.
Lightly grease a large sauté pan or griddle with the nonstick spray or butter. Heat the pan until hot and then spoon out 3 tablespoons of batter per pancake. Cook the pancakes until the tops look dull and a few of the bubbles pop, about 3 minutes. Turn the pancakes over and cook for another minute.
Transfer the cooked pancakes to an ovenproof dish and place in a warm oven until the entire batch is ready to be served.

These pancakes freeze well and make an "instant" flavor-packed breakfast. Place the pancakes in groups of 3 in individual plastic freezer bags. Just reheat them in your toaster oven or microwave.


You may wonder why am I blogging about making pancakes on a Saturday morning when we can't possibly make them without our cast iron pans and mixing bowls? Well it's because I can make them with our cast iron pans and mixing bowls!!

The box is here! The box is here! The %$#dammed box is here!!
Whoot Whoot!

Doesn't Devin look a bit like 1970's Greg in this photo?

More on that later. Pancake making awaits!


  1. I think I shall make these in the morning with my gluten free flour!! I will let you know how they turn out :) And HOORAY for the box arriving!

  2. Ida is very happy with the picture! And hoping to get invited to try the pancakes! :) :)

    This is Ida by the way.. !