Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Banana Walnut Pancakes

Pancakes for dinner?  Why not?  Growing up this seemed like such a treat to have on a Sunday evening, before we curled up in front of the TV to watch Ed Sullivan and Bonanza.   In all actuality, it was a go-to meal when 1) you ran out of money before month  2) laziness crept in and you didn't want to make the trek to the grocery store or,  3)  you wanted a bit of nostalgia.  The answer was 2 and 3!  But, while these are not the epitome of a healthy dinner at least there were a few redeeming ingredients....bananas and walnuts!

These were "melt in your mouth" banana walnut pancakes!

6 Tbsp melted butter

1 1/2 cups flour

2 Tbsp sugar

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 very ripe banana, mashed

1 ripe banana for garnish

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla

more walnuts for topping, optional

Melt butter in microwave.  In larger bowl mash banana.  Add milk, beaten eggs and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and walnuts.   Blend until well mixed.  Batter will be lumpy.

Heat griddle or pan until a water droplet bounces on a lightly greased surface.  Spoon batter onto griddle and cook until edges are dry and middle "bubbles".  Flip and cook for just a few more minutes.  Butter or no butter, syrup and cut up banana on top!  Don't forget the walnuts!

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