Do You Like Pancakes?
May 31, 2010
You can guess what song I’ve had stuck in my head all morning.
I had planned to make my dad super yummy pancakes, seeing as it’s Day 1 of his better half being thousands of miles away in England (she’s such a lucky beg).
So we came downstairs to find THIS joy..
She hasn’t peed on the carpet since she was a young’n.
We figure it was because she’s mad about her beloved mum leaving for vacation. She’s staging a protest now, refusing to eat and camping out on the couch, eyes fixed straight outside the window for her mum. Poor thing. Hopefully she won’t keep that up for 2 and a half weeks.
Anyway, today was a perfect pancake morning. It was sort of dreary and cloudy outside, but not quite cool enough for oatmeal. Enter banana pancakes (and look, I actually remembered the measurements!)!
Serves 2-3 people, depending on how hungry they are. This fed my father and I, but I made them fairly small sized.
1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup vanilla non-dairy milk (I used almond)
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 T pure vanilla extract
2 T maple syrup or agave nectar
1 t baking powder
cinnamon to taste
1 banana, sliced
Heat up a non-stick pan and spray with cooking spray, or you can use oil. While it warms, slice your banana.
Mix all ingredients sans bananas in a big bowl. You may need to add more liquid to the batter if it’s too thick.
Once your skillet is feeling hot hot hot, start putting pancake batter in, then press in your banoonoos. You want to make sure they get all the way through the batter and touch the surface of the skillet so that they will get nice and grilled and warm when the pancakes cook.
You know the rest of the drill…. flip when you can see lots of lovely bubbles throughout, plate, top with real maple syrup (none of that icky maple flavored liquidy stuff) or the fruit of your choice and then proceed to NOM.
Me: “Dad, can you pour a little bit on my pancakes, please?”
The maple syrup then proceeds to LEAP out of the jug and drown my pancake in syrupy deliciousness.
Dad: “Oh, that came out faster than I wanted it to….”
Me: “That’s what SHE said!”
I would go there.
Have a safe Memorial Day! If you’ve got the day off, what are your plans? Dad and I were going to head to the park with the pup but it’s storming now, so we’ll probably stay in and watch junk TV