Banana Pecan Pancakes with Buttermilk Syrup

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We have pancakes nearly every Friday and we love to mix it up. This recipe is very versatile. I added bananas and chopped pecans this week but you could add blueberries, chocolate chips, strawberries, bacon crumbles or anything you like to make it your own. When I was a little girl my dad would make pancakes on Sunday morning and would add different ingredients and we had to guess what it was. I remember once he added red licorice! We were all surprised!

Pancakes

Makes 24 pancakes

3 cups flour (I like fresh ground soft wheat)

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons sugar

3 eggs

3 cups milk (I prefer soured raw milk)

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 cup smashed banana (or berries or whatever add-in you like)

1/4 cup chopped nuts

  1. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk the wet ingredients together
  3. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and let soak for at least 5 minutes if you are using whole grain flour
  4. Heat the griddle or skillet.
  5. Melt a little butter on the griddle and pour 1/3 cup of batter per pancake. Then sprinkle your special ingredients on each pancake. (With these pancakes I mixed the banana into all of the batter and then sprinkled the nuts on each pancake)
  6. When the pancake gets dry around the edges and the bubbles begin to pop, flip the pancake and finish cooking on the second side.
  7. Serve warm with butter and syrup.

 Buttermilk Syrup

1 1/2 cups sugar

3/4 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup butter

2 tablespoons corn syrup

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons vanilla

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 6 ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil and boil for 7 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. Stores well in the refrigerator.

Yield: 2 cups

*NOTES: This really bubbles up so make sure you use a big enough pan also it gets very hot! Make sure to use caution around small children so they don’t get burned wanting to taste the yummy syrup until it cools a bit.

Enjoy!

MamaKay

 

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