These pancakes are light and fluffy. And the caramelized bananas make a perfect topping that is a favorite of both kids and adults. It looks and sounds fancy, but it's actually quite simple. You can use firm, slightly under-ripe bananas for this recipe - they will hold up better than ripe bananas when sauteed. Pancake Recipes for All Occasions | How to Make Pancakes from Scratch
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
refrigeration time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings
- For Pancakes:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup seltzer water
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup butter, melted, plus more for griddle
- Caramelized Bananas:
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 large bananas, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
- Preheat an electric skillet (compare prices) to 350 degrees F. or heat a griddle or large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center
- In a small bowl, whisk together milk, seltzer water, egg and melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined - don't overmix, or the pancakes will be tough.
- Let the pancake batter rest in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- Melt 1 teaspoon of butter on the griddle or skillet. Pour about 1/3 cup of the pancake batter for each pancake onto the skillet.
- Cook the pancakes until bubbles form on the surface. Flip, and cook until golden brown on the other side.
- To make the caramelized bananas: Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the brown sugar, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Now add the banana slices and spread them out so they are in one even layer with a little space between each banana. If there isn't enough room, cook the bananas in batches.
- Let the bananas cook undisturbed - don't turn them! - for 3 minutes. (This is the only way for the bananas to caramelize. If you flip them, they won't brown properly.) Now flip the bananas, and cook for 1 minute on the other side. Pour the caramelized bananas over the hot pancakes.
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