Move over banana bread and make way for the banana bread pancakes! With maple rum syrup, of course.
This is one of those times where you smack your forehead and realize that you have unthinkingly lived never-you-mind how many years on this earth without putting bananas in your pancake batter.
Literally hundreds of bananas have traveled through my kitchen, and while we’ve been very happy with the banana bread and the banana muffins and the banana bites, we’ve been missing out on the banana pancakes.
So to make up for lost time, I made them for dinner the other night…with maple rum syrup on the side. Can you say dessert for dinner?
Here’s how to make banana pancakes with maple rum syrup!
Obviously to start with you need some bananas.
Not pretty cheery yellow ones like these…you need the brown squishy ones. I know you have some, or will have some soon.
Mush them up well with a fork, and then add them to pancake batter…I make my pancakes with buttermilk and flour and sugar and the other usual suspects. This batter is going to be a little thicker than your usual pancake batter, because of the bananas.
The pancakes also need to be cooked at a lower heat than usual, because the bananas are going to add a little more sugar and that means the outside will brown faster. So have your electric griddle on medium low heat, or your stove top skillet if that’s what you are using.
Now, you can of course use regular maple syrup on these babies, but you can also kick things up a notch by adding a little brown sugar and cinnamon and rum and butter to the party.
Stir it all together in a little saucepan and simmer it for about 5 minutes. After you’ve used it on your banana pancakes, you can use the rest on vanilla ice cream, or drizzled over apple cake, or probably a million other things that haven’t occurred to me yet but will.
More tips for making banana pancakes with maple rum syrup!
You can! You can either use good old regular maple syrup, or you can add a teaspoon of rum extract to the syrup mixture.
Buttermilk is actually pretty easy to make – here’s an overview from the grest Tastes Better From Scratch website.
Kinda! If you are expecting a crowd and want to have these ready ahead of time, you can make them and then put them on a cookie sheet in a 200 degree oven to keep warm until you are ready to serve them up.
But first I’m going to slather it all over my scrumptious banana pancakes.
So the next time you find yourself with a handful of elderly bananas, give banana pancakes a whirl. You’ll never look at pancakes the same way again!Print