>> Wednesday, May 12, 2010
So after my last (kind of nasty) attempt at making banana pancakes, I was on the hunt for a delicious, healthy recipe that tastes a little less like cardboard. I wanted moist. I wanted smooth. I wanted sinfully delicious! After an arduous search (read: typing "banana pancakes" into Google), I found a great one on recipezaar.com:
(note: if you're like my husband and are not so into the whole banana thing, this recipe would be just as delicious with a cup of your favorite berries instead!)
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar (I used Splenda)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder (I doubled it!)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup skim milk (I used vanilla soy milk)
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 egg whites
- Sift the flour into a medium-sized mixing bowl (this is especially important for the wheat flour, as there can be chunky pieces in it).
- Combine the rest of the dry ingredients (not the bananas) with the flour.
- In a smaller bowl, mash the bananas.
- Mix the wet ingredients with the bananas.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the medium-sized bowl that holds the dry ingredients. Stir.
- Heat your griddle on medium/medium high heat and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
- Scoop the batter on and cook until bubbles begin to appear. Flip.
I drizzled these tasty little guys with honey for an added kick of sweetness. Serve with some berries on the side and you have a (sweet!) healthy breakfast that you'll be craving again tomorrow morning! (Can you tell I'm a big fan of this recipe?)
And banana pancakes always make me think of Jack Johnson...