This recipe blog post is kind of awkward for me.
1. I’ve been sorta-kinda working on it for like four weeks.
2. The first recipe I didn’t make myself.
3. I kinda failed on the recipe I did make.
Just letting you know ahead of time.
With that all cleared up, I want to talk to you about pancakes.
First, nothing says “Home sweet home” like pancakes made from scratch for breakfast. They were actually yelling that at me before I ate them. It was kind of weird.
Okay, I’m sorry, my pancakes don’t talk. That was a sick joke. I promise not to do that again.
Anyways, my daddy happens to make the best pancakes. And not with bisquick…we actually try not to say the b-word in my house. Just because the pancakes on the box look fantastic does not mean they taste anywhere near as delicious as from scratch. Trust me, it’s totally worth the effort.
So these pancakes my dad makes–they’re not only made-from-scratch yumminess, they’re actually rather nutritious for you…of course, that’s pre-butter and maple syrup drenching.
Here’s how he does it:
Set aside 1 mashed ripe banana
Mix in a bowl:
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 TBSP sugar (for sweeter pancakes, add another TBSP)
1 TSP baking powder
1 TSP salt
½ tsp baking soda
In another bowl:
Whip 2 eggs
1 1/3 Cups (approx.) low-fat buttermilk or low-fat plain yogurt, until the desired consistency is reached
(For richer pancakes, add 1/4 cup of melted butter)
Stir wet ingredients into the dry, until just combined.
Once the skillet (greased beforehand) is heated up, reduce heat to medium, then spoon batter onto skillet. The pancake is OK to flip when the batter starts getting a bunch of holes in it, but cook time will vary depending on how dark you want your ‘cakes.
Don’t you want some of these sweeties?
Now, I saw this recipe by Joy the Baker called The Single Lady Pancake, so I performed my own rendition of it the next day with some of the leftover batter from the aforementioned recipe. This is how it went down:
I got a 1-cup measuring cup, which I filled with 2 Tbsp of oatmeal…
A heaping Tbsp of dark chocolate chunks…
And about half of a large sliced banana.
Then I poured pancake batter into the cup to fill up the remaining room, and mixed it all together.
Now I ran into a little problem…I was so excited about this pancake, that I poured it on the skillet immediately…
…but I forgot about spraying the skillet.
Kind of a fail.
But, hey, just because it doesn’t look pretty doesn’t mean it can’t taste good.
So after I scraped that sucker off the skillet, drizzle a little honey on it, piled on the rest of the sliced banana and some granola, I stuffed it. In my mouth, that is.
Best pancake ever? Totally.