Banana Pancakes with Sauteed Bananas

National Pancake Day is today at participating IHOP restaurants  – how about some banana pancakes with a banana orange sauce made at home.   The pancakes are light and fluffy and the sauce adds a special touch.  This recipe came in third, after my blueberry pancakes and waffles per Gene.

Banana Pancakes with Sauteed Bananas

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1-3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup ripe bananas , mashed
  • pecan pieces (optional – I did not add)

Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a mixing bowl.  Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.

In a separate bowl, blend the buttermilk, eggs and butter.  Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour and stir gently just until the batter is evenly moistened.

Heat a large griddle over medium-high heat and spray with cooking oil.  Just before making the pancakes, fold the bananas and nuts (if desired) into the batter.

Dust with powdered sugar and serve with Michigan Maple Syrup or sauteed bananas.

Sauteed Bananas:

  • 2 firm, ripe bananas
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tbsp. orange liqueur such as Triple Sec (optional – I did not use)

Peel and slice bananas into 1/2-inch thick rounds.  Melt butter and stir in cinnamon.  Add orange juice concentrate and liqueur if using; stirring constantly.  When sauce is smooth, add banana slices to coat evenly (about 1 minute).

I recently saw this delicious sauce from a Better Homes and Garden magazine and decided to add it.

Salted-Caramel-Banana Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 banana, thinly sliced

Bring the above four ingredients to boiling in a heavy saucepan; whisking occasionally. Boil gently for 3 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and sea salt. Pour into a bowl and cool to room temperature; stir in the banana slices.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2012/02/28/banana-pancake…auteed-bananas/

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See also my recipe Banana Pancake for one with Maple Blueberry Syrup.

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