Banana Pancakes

29 Apr

Liam loves pancakes, or maybe it’s the maple syrup that accompanies them?  I try to avoid the “white” stuff by only offering him whole wheat bread, whole grains, and brown rice.  By offering him the healthier alternatives to carbs, I hope I can keep him from developing an aversion to whole wheat and an insistence for white bread.

There are a few whole wheat pancakes in the organic frozen food section at my local store that I feel are a fairly healthy option for Liam even though they are technically a processed food.  This weekend I had a few fairly ripe bananas that needed to be used so I decided to make whole-wheat banana pancakes for him in bulk that could be frozen and pulled out during the week.

Liam enjoyed the pancakes fresh for his breakfast with maple syrup and a side of fresh diced mango.  I think his official verdict was that the only thing that could make maple syrup (with a side of pancakes) better was the addition of bananas.  He licked his fingers and ate every last bite of an entire pancake.

I layered the remaining pancakes with pieces of parchment paper and stuck them in the freezer.  This recipe makes about dozen banana pancakes.  Enjoy!

Banana Pancakes
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Eggs (Brown Organic)
  • 1¾ cups whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp Melted Butter plus more for frying the pancakes
  • 2 mashed ripe bananas
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and combine with the milk and melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and then fold in the mashed bananas.
  2. Heat a griddle or nonstick pan over medium heat. Swirl the pan to melt the remaining butter and fry the pancakes in batches. When they have begun to bubble and brown on the bottom, flip and cook the other side.
  3. Serve with good old fashioned pure maple syrup.

 

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