Greetings my fellow 'good eaters'...After a morning viewing all of the yummy eats in Trader Joes, I was craving some pancakes...but not just any cakes, something hearty and healthy, topped with fruit, almonds, granola and yummy maple syrup..So, why not some Banana Pancakes. Want to know all the 'hows' of this yummy goodness...check it out below!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 3 small bananas (9.5 ounces), mashed (the riper the better, I found..much easier to mash)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter, melted ( I used Coconut Oil)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about 1 small lemon, juiced)
- 2 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
- 2 eggs (for vegans, you can leave this out or use apple sauce)
- 1 cup almond flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- In a small mixing bowl, stir together the mashed bananas, coconut oil (or butter), lemon juice and honey (or maple syrup).
- Beat in the eggs, or add the applesauce. (If your coconut oil goes back to its solid state, just warm the mixture for short 20 second bursts in the microwave, stirring between each, until it is melted again.)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
- Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. With a big spoon, stir just until the dry ingredients are thoroughly moistened. Do not overmix!
- Let the batter sit for 10 minutes. You may want to thin out the batter a bit with a touch of almond milk or water.
- Heat a heavy cast iron skillet/non-stick pan over medium-low heat, or heat an electric griddle to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly oil the surface with coconut oil, butter or cooking spray. (If you're using a non-stick electric griddle, you might not need any oil at all.)
- Once the surface of the pan is hot enough that a drop of water sizzles on it, pour ¼ cup of batter onto the pan. Let the pancake cook for about 3 minutes, until bubbles begin to form around the edges of the cake. (The times can vary, just be sure to allow to cook thoroughly)
- Once the underside of the pancake is lightly golden, flip it with a spatula and cook for another 90 seconds or so, until golden brown on both sides. You may need to adjust the heat up or down at this point.
- Serve the pancakes immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree Fahrenheit oven.
- Add toppings of your choice. I added Fresh blue berries, banana, granola, almond shavings and Grade B Maple Syrup
- ENJOY with a smile!!!