best ever.

so.. i think tonight i made the best pancakes EVER. ok, well, maybe not EVER, but they're the best pancakes i've ever made. it probably didn't hurt that i'd splurged and spent $6+ on pure maple syrup. i dont know that i've ever actually had real maple syrup before, but it tastes just like maple sugar candy - yum.

whole grain banana walnut pancakes

  • 2 cups flour (i use mostly whole wheat with some wheat germ and some milled flax seed)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (i'll be leaving this out next time)
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

in your batter bowl, measure 1 cup whole wheat flour. then pour a bit of ground flax seed and some wheat germ in the 1 cup measure (maybe a heaping 1/8c of each - i really have no idea) and fill the rest of the way with whole wheat flour. you could leave those out and do 2 cups whole wheat, but then you have to change the name of the pancake - and that complicates matters.

next add 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tablespoon sugar (this is probably completely unnecessary) and stir until combined. at this point your dry stuffs are set to go - unless you're using powdered buttermilk stuffs. if you're using powdered buttermilk stuffs add 4 tablespoons - which will be a cup of buttermilk after adding the water.

next combine 1 cup skim milk, 1 cup water (or buttermilk), 2 eggs and an overflowing tablespoon of olive oil and stir that up in a bowl.

next get your bananas ready. i used 3 bananas and cut them up into itty bitty pieces and then did a bit of smashing into a very very heaping one cup measure (it was probably a cup and a half or so). i also smashed up about a 1/2 cup walnuts - maybe a bit less, i didn't measure.

then dump the wet into the dry and stir and then fold in the bananas and walnuts. cook in a skillet on medium sprayed with olive oil. serve hot with bananas and walnuts and maple syrup.

oscar's pancake

goodbye pancake

some of oscar's mmming. i missed some of the best ones, but it went on the whole time he was eating. he also told me i'm a good cook, but he usually tells me that every day (have i mentioned how lucky i am?) i hope you can hear this.. we barely can on this computer..


--r said...

looks delicious, but i think i'd need different boys for this dinner—mike doesn't like bananas in his pancakes and sam can't have nuts.

Jennifer Taylor said...

Those look so divine. I think I'd concur with Oscar. He is such a great boy to compliment his mom's cooking--and you're such a great mom to do all the cooking!