Banana Cran-Pecan Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes with caramelized banana, craisins, and pecans

It’s Shrove Tuesday and it only seemed appropriate to share a pancake recipe.  This recipe is simple and you can use any mix-in’s you like. When I mixed these up we used up some odds and ends and some prime bananas that were on the edge.  I will list the base recipe, which is also fantastic on its own or with things like blueberries, chocolate chips, or Candied Bacon – a recipe I will post soon.

This is a good ol’ buttermilk pancake recipe. No frills, bells, or whistles – just staples from your kitchen and pantry whipped in something good. This recipe yields light, fluffy, and flavorful pancakes that are easy to mix up and sure to please.

Buttermilk Pancakes with caramelized banana, craisins, and pecans

BUTTERMILK PANCAKES
                      Yields 6 large -8 regular pancakes 

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter, plus more for griddle
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 salt

Add-In Ingredients: 

  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1/3 cup craisins
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • syrup and butter for serviing

DIRECTIONS:  Heat Griddle to 350-375 degrees (or a large nonstick pan over medium-high)

Whisk buttermilk, egg, and melted butter together in a medium bowl.  In a separate and larger bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Combine the wet and dry ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone. Fold in any mix-ins you choose: we added craisins and pecans here.

You can add the banana here, but we prefer to add them on the griddle
so one side of the bananas gets caramelized from the heat:

Buttermilk Pancakes with caramelized banana, craisins, and pecans

Coat your griddle or skillet with butter (or cooking spray) and pour generous 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the griddle and arrange slices of banana on top of the batter.  Cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.

You can also slice your bananas lengthwise:
Buttermilk Pancakes with caramelized banana, craisins, and pecans

I have a monster griddle and can cook all my pancakes at once, but if you don’t you can keep them warm
on a plate/cookie sheet in a 250 degree oven, until ready to serve.

Now slather in butter & syrup and enjoy!
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Happy Shrove Tuesday Y’all and Good Luck to all of you who are abstaining from something for Lent!
I’m giving up Diet Dr. Pepper – it’s my worst daily vice and I’m unnaturally addicted to it.

ApronClad

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