Saturday, August 25

Go Bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S with Banana Pancakes

People watch rain in Phoenix. It's strange and when you move here, you see people watching the rain with an intensity. Nobody talks. They just watch.

I thought that was odd. I like a good storm and I have indeed watched te rain, but it's different here.

I've been here almost three years. I now watch the rain with that same odd intensity. It's such a treat. The feel of humidity in the air, the clouds. All weather elements we don't get to experience very often.


Phoenix sunset

Thunderstorms rolled into the Phoenix area around 4:30AM. Yay!

My usual weekend wake up ritual includes going to the coffee house with computer in hand for a muffin and great cup of coffee. Today with the rain- I wanted to stay home.

That doesn't mean that I didn't still want my coffee and breakfast. I found this recipe from Mr.Breakfast.


Banana Pancakes

  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 T Sugar
  • 2 Large Ripe Bananas
  • 3/4 Cup Soy Milk
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • For topping:

  • 1 T Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Large Ripe Bananas -- Sliced
  • Nutmeg -- Freshly Grated
  • 3/4 Cup Maple Syrup -- Warmed
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix to blend. Set aside.
    Puree bananas in a food processor, fitted with a metal blade to a smoth, liquid consistency. Transfer puree to a mixing bowl. Add milk, eggs and oil. whisk to blend well. Add dry ingredients - whisking to incorporate.
    Preheat oven to 250 degrees fahrenheit. Heat a gridle. Add butter to bottom of pan. When butter is hot, ladel 2 T of batter onto griddle, cooking until the tops of the pancake bubble and the underside is brown. (2-3 minutes) Turn and cook other side until godlen brown - about 2 minutes more.
    Transfer to a baking sheet. Continue until all the batter has been used.
    Heat butter in a large skillet. When hot, add sliced bananas - saute, stirring constantly until bananas are warm, about 1 minute.
    To serve - arrange 4 pancakes on each of 4 dinner plates - top with sauted bananas - grated nutmeg and warm maple syrup.


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