From The Kitchen Of Rachelle Underwood

Monday, March 26, 2012

Banana Pancakes with Coconut Syrup

This recipe is TDF. I know, I know, I say that alot, but it is TRUE! A couple of weeks ago, my sister Lana came to visit me in Hawaii. We went to a crepe restaurant, and ordered a dessert crepe that had bananas, coconut syrup, and macadamia nuts inside. My sister Lana had to get some of that coconut syrup to go with banana pancakes! But, she didn't check a bag, so there was no way of getting the coconut syrup home with her to California. So, if you don't live in Hawaii, and your grocery store does not sell coconut syrup, order it online here. It is absolutely to die for!
As for the banana pancakes, this recipe is simply amazing. The texture is perfect, and the flavor of the syrup and the pancakes is the perfect combination. They are so flavorful, and loaded with flavor, you don't even need butter on top of the pancakes. It really is something special.
(P.S. - You may be able to make your own coconut syrup, there may be some recipes online somewhere.)

Banana Pancakes with Coconut Syrup

4 tbs melted butter
1 1/2 c flour
4-5 tbs sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 banana, mashed (the more ripe, the better)
1 c milk
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla

In a bowl, combine dry ingredients. In another bowl, combine mashed banana and eggs, whip them together. Add milk, and vanilla, mix well. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients along with melted butter, stir just until combined, do not over mix. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, cook pancakes on a non-stick griddle. Flip pancakes when bubbles form. Serve with coconut syrup. (Makes about 16-18 pancakes) Garnish with macadamia nuts and more bananas for a special touch.