The reason I became an expert on banana pancakes is a bleak but ultimately happy story. During an enthusiastic surfing lesson on the first day of a vacation in Bali, I got burned to a crisp, and, in order to stay out of the sun, I spent the rest of the vacation swathed in a sarong perfecting banana pancakes.This is the result, though they are some way from the honey-drenched Indonesian ones that we ate on vacation. These have something of a banana bread feel to them and are vegan and gluten free, thanks to using pecans and oats instead of flour, and mashed bananas in place of butter. — Anna Jones, author of A Modern Way to Eat.
Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson has a song dedicated to banana pancakes and rightfully so. There's something about banana pancakes that's homely and comforting. Its a pancake that signifies loved ones and long weekends. This recipe will quickly be your go-to when you "pretend its the weekend now (Johnson, Banana Pancakes)."
We love everything pumpkin especially our Flourless Pumpkin Banana pancakes. Originally, we tried a flourless pumpkin pancake, then a flourless banana pancake, and decided to combine the ingredients for the best of both worlds. These pancakes are fluffy and really healthy because they contain good sources of protein, potassium, and vitamin A. Plus, they will make you happy in the morning because they are as good as eating pumpkin pie for breakfast!
Growing up, my family and I would always tweak our favorite pancake recipe from Craig Claiborne's 1961 New York Times Cook Book, adding a little bit of whole wheat flour instead of white flour, and Gray's JonnyCake Corn Meal for added texture.
Living in New York City, it’s hard to find my beloved Gray’s, and I don’t always have flour and baking soda on hand, having recently moved. I developed this banana pancake recipe for those times when I’m in a pinch. It’s healthy, too—the cornmeal adds fiber, while instead of oil, I use plain or vanilla yogurt to keep the fat down.
Jack Johnson didn’t write an ode to banana pancakes for nothing! Add in chocolate, and he would have written a symphony. These chocolate banana pancakes will have everyone at your brunch wishing they could “pretend like it’s the weekend” all the time.
Yummy...anyone who has been to Bali, Indonesia would surely have tried their banana pancakes. Anyway this is a recipe as close as I can get to them making it, however it always tastes better over there!