These pancakes are easy, quick to make and use common kitchen ingredients. They are my favourite use for bananas that are going brown and a little too ripe to eat.
Serves 6 people x 2 pancakes each = 12 pancakes
1 1/2 cup (375 ml) milk
2 Tbsp (30 ml) oil or melted butter/margarine
2 Tbsp (30 ml) sugar or other sweetener
1 cup flour - I use whole-wheat
1 Tbsp (15 ml) baking powder
2 ripe very bananas, mashed with a fork
1. Beat milk and eggs together with a fork in a large bowl.
2. Stir in the sugar and the oil.
3. Stir in flour and baking powder and combine until lumpy and mixed through.
4. Mash the bananas on a plate.
Add to mixture above and blend well. Don't over mix your pancakes as they become "tough" and gangster like.
5. Put a few teaspoons of oil in a skillet and heat it over over medium-high heat. Then pan is ready when you can "dance" a few drops of water off the skillet. Cook the first pancakes solo to see if the pan is hot etc. At my house the first pancake is always for the dog! They are ready to flip when air bubbles form around the surface of the pancake. Fry the rest of the pancake batter. You can add more oil to the pan between batches.
Serve with Nutmeg Syrup (recipe posted separately), jam, fruit, applesauce, yogurt etc. Instead of banana you can also use mashed cooked apples or mashed cooked sweet potatoes, grated apples or carrots... If you ever have to cook a sweet potato or apple in a hurry just poke it with holes using a fork and nuke a few minutes.
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