Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mini Banana Pancakes

I'm a big advocate for pancake mix in a box.  Perfect pancakes everytime and done in a flash!  Great for a weekend morning when you have a toddler, baby and 3 dogs all running around (well, not the baby...) and you need a quick breakfast.  On one occassion, I had leftover bananas and decide to throw them in.  After that instance, we never looked back.  Whenever we have bananas and we are making pancakes, they HAVE to be banana pancakes!  And these mini ones are just too cute.  Perfect for your kiddos!

 This particular cooking technique for our pancakes comes from my father-in-law (Poppi!).  Lots of butter in between each batch and you get these crispy edge pancakes that are just too good.  You don't even have to butter them after they're done!  Just add your favorite maple syrup and enjoy.  The ingredient measurements are from the pancake mix we use in our house (Krusteaz).  If you are going to make more than 4 servings, you may want to add more banana.

Makes about 18

Mini Banana Pancakes

1 1/2 cups pancake mix
1 cup water
1 banana, cut into chunks
4-5 tablespoons butter

Add a tablespoon of butter to your pan or griddle and heat on medium.  While the butter is melting, whisk pancake mix, water and bananas together.  Mash the bananas as stirring.  

Using a small cookie scoop or ladle, drop about 2 tablespoons of batter into your hot pan with the melted butter (we fit about 4 pancakes in our medium size pan - remember these are mini!).  Flip when bubbles form, about 2-3 minutes, then cook on the other side an additional 1-2 minutes.

For the next batch, put another tablespoon of butter in the pan and wait for it to melt.  Add more pancakes. Repeat until your batter is gone.

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