11.23.2013

GINGER MOLASSES PANCAKES WITH CARAMELIZED BANANAS


It's a well known fact that I love all things 'ginger-molasses' - especially cookies. I'm on a constant mission to sample cookies when I find them, and so far, my top three, have been at Wanda's, Ideal Coffee, and Pusateris. I made some delicious ginger molasses cookies a while back and jumped at the opportunity to try pancakes that may taste just as yummy. Topping them with sugary bananas wasn't even necessary, but it sure was a weekend breakfast treat!


GINGER MOLASSES PANCAKES WITH CARAMELIZED BANANAS // makes 10 pancakes

Ingredients:

1 cup white flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp powdered ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp brown sugar

1 egg
1 cup milk (I used soy)
3 tbsp molasses
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp butter, melted

for the bananas...
1 large banana, cut lengthwise in half, and chopped into 1/2" chunks
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

What to do:

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl, and then fold into the dry, mixing just enough to combine.

Heat a large pan on medium and melt a small spoon of butter. When the butter is hot, ladle-in pancake mix into pancake size circles. Watch closely and after a few minutes (once the underside is set), flip. Be sure not to burn them. Once ready, place on a wire rack - being sure not to stack them or they will get soggy.

While the pancakes are cooking, make the bananas. In a bowl, combine the chopped banana, sugar and cinnamon. Melt some butter in a small saucepan and fry the bananas until gooey and crispy on medium-high heat.

Serve pancakes with a scoop of bananas and some maple syrup.

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