My sister is pretty brilliant when it comes to throwing parties. Some of the best I’ve ever been to have been hosted by her. On New Year’s Eve each of her 5 children got to invite two friends to come to a breakfast party. That way they felt like they were getting into the celebration of the day, without her having to stay up until midnight with them. See, it’s brilliant!
The party started off with her husband making a giant batch of the most delicious Banana Pancakes. I asked her for the recipe and she graciously obliged and now I’m sharing it with you. We’ve made these banana pancakes every single weekend since and don’t plan to stop. They are seriously delicious.
The party was so much fun for my daughter (and me, I tagged along). They played games, made crafts and danced.
So, whether you’re making these for a weekend brunch, breakfast in bed for a birthday or dinner on a Wednesday night – you will fall in love with them and find yourself buying bananas in bulk!
In case you’re curious, my favorite way to have them is with a thin layer of peanut butter spread on top, then syrup and a dollop of fresh whipped cream. It’s heavenly and so decadent!
-One tip: buy lots of bananas and let them ripen on your shelf, then peel them and place them in a zip top bag in the freezer, then you’ll have ripe bananas whenever you need them. I just warm them up in the microwave for a minute or two and then use my potato masher to get them ready for this recipe.
Banana Pancakes Recipe:
- 2-3 ripe Bananas - peeled and mashed
- 1 Egg - slightly beaten
- 1 cup Milk
- 3 Tbsp Butter - melted
- 1 1/2 cups Flour
- 2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 3 Tbsp Sugar
- 3/4 tsp Salt
- Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl. Add egg, melted butter, sugar and milk. Whisk together until well combined. In a separate bowl add flour, salt and baking powder and whisk together. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined, adding more milk if needed. Heat a griddle to 375 or a large cast iron skillet on medium heat and grease with cooking spray or additional butter. Drop batter by spoonfuls and flip once bubbles begin to appear on the top side.