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
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.