Because I love to put bananas on my pancakes, and because I love the song “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson, I made banana pancakes. Banana bread pancakes to be specific.
I followed this recipe which calls for bananas, buttermilk, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, egg, and salt.
First, my little helper helped me mash two bananas.
Next, I melted 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave.
The recipe says to mix the wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately and then mix the two, but I’m a huge proponent of never doing that. It wastes dishes and time.
I poured the dry ingredients on top of the banana. First the 1 & 1/4 cups of flour, then 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, a full teaspoon of cinnamon (The recipe calls for 1/2 a teaspoon, but every sweet recipe that calls for cinnamon needs more. I hold this conviction very deeply.) and an eyeballed dash of salt.
first whisked those dry ingredients before adding the other wet ingredients on top and mixing the entire batter.
I added the teaspoon of vanilla into the butter before pouring it into the bowl.
Next I added the 1 cup + 2 tablespoons of buttermilk.
After that, the 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
And finally, the egg.
The next step is to whisk it all together.
And then make pancakes, which I am terrible at. None of my pancakes were photogenic. Several of them were overcooked or squashed. I suspect it’s going to take a lifetime of practice to be able to successfully make and flip pancakes.
In the meantime, I started a very simple crescent roll egg bake. This recipe is simple: just pinch the crescent roll edges together, roll the outside edges to form a barrier, crack a few eggs (I used 6 the first time and they overfilled the dough and oozed into the pan, so this time I used four). Then sprinkle with cheese (I used Sargento four state cheddar). Add any other toppings you’d like- I added tomatoes to 3/4 of it.
Here’s a finished banana bread pancake with homemade whipped cream on top.
And here’s the finished crescent roll egg bake!