Dessert for Breakfast

Rainy days always make me crave warm food.  And rain or shine, I always want pancakes.

These are a real indulgence.  Bananas and Nutella mixed are into the batter; pancakes are topped with more Nutella and carmelized bananas.

Carmelizing the bananas eliminates the need for maple syrup.  Bananas are rolled in sugar and then skillet fried to create an unmatched sweetness.

I adapted my pancake recipe from the Joy of Cooking’s recipe for Whole Grain Pancakes.


To carmelize bananas:

Cut 2 bananas into thick strips or rounds.  Roll in granulated sugar until coated.

On well oiled skillet over medium heat, fry for 3-4 minutes, or until underside is golden brown.  Flip and fry other side for 1 minute.  Transfer to oiled plate.

Pancake Recipe

(adapted from Joy of Cooking)

Combine dry ingredients in large bowl:

1/4 t salt

1/4 t baking powder

1/2 t baking soda

3/4 cup white flour

3/4 cup whole wheat/whole grain flour

In  another bowl, combine:

1 cup buttermilk

1 egg

1 T honey

1 T canola oil

Mix wet ingredients into dry.  Add:

1-2 overripe banana (mashed)

1 T Nutella (or other chocolate-nut spread)

On oiled skillet, drop desired amount of batter.  Flip once when bubbles have risen to the surface of the pancake.

Serve warm, topped with carmelized bananas and more Nutella, if desired.  Enjoy 🙂


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