"For I was hungry & you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty & you gave me something to drink..."

Matthew 25:35

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Strawberry Banana Pancakes

i have an excess of strawberries in my fridge thanks to BJ's- and i've got 3 very ripe bananas & no desire to make bread. i'm also dreaming of spring/summer- so i wanted something fruity & light.
these were perfect. seriously. amazing.

Strawberry Banana Pancakes (adapted from Williams Sonoma)
You Need
2 tblsp butter (melted & cooled)
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tblsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 small (very ripe) banana, peeled
1 cup thinly sliced/chopped strawberries
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Topping:
1 small banana, sliced
1 cup strawberries, sliced & tossed with 1 tblsp sugar & 1 tsp lemon juice (place in the fridge)

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder & salt- mix well.

Mash the banana in a small bowl, add the eggs, milk & vanilla & mix until well blended.
Add the banana mixture & the butter to the flour mixture. Gently stir with a wooden spoon or spatula until just combined (the batter will be a bit lumpy)
Fold in the sliced strawberries:

Heat up 1 tblsp of butter in a large frying pan (medium heat) and ladle about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake (i used my cookie scoop & scooped about 2 scoops per pancake)

Cook about 2 minutes per side (you'll see bubbles forming on the upside of the pancake- that's when it's time to flip)
Remove the pancakes to a plate (i line a plate with foil & pop it in the oven or microwave to keep them warm- the microwave is obviously OFF as is the stove)

Continue to add butter & cook until all the pancakes are done & the batter is gone (waste not, want not)

Pop a few pancakes on each pate, top with the sliced bananas & the strawberries & syrup (or powdered sugar- etc etc)

Enjoy!

These are SO good! i felt incredibly healthy eating them too (even though they're probably not).
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