Is there anything better than a big Saturday morning pancake breakfast? A piping hot cup of White Chocolate Peppermint Tea, a bowl of fluffy scrambled eggs, a platter of fresh fruit and a plate of crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside pancakes - that's what breakfast dreams are all about. Who wouldn't love to wake up to a breakfast like that?
It's December though and nobody's got time for all that. It's December and my family's getting pretty accustomed to kicking off their day with a bowl of cold cereal. They don't complain - they actually really LIKE cereal. 🥣🤷🏻♀️ Sunday was a special occasion though - we celebrated our youngest daughter turning 21! TWENTY ONE!!!! In this house, we celebrate birthdays with a special breakfast so we made time for a big pancake celebration breakfast.
I've modified all sorts of pancakes to make them extra festive for special occasions. I've turned them green on St. Patrick's Day and cut them into hearts for Valentine's Day. I've cut them into letters for first day of school celebrations. I've filled them with chocolate chips and colorful sprinkles and stacked them into towers with cream and fruit. I've made tiny pancakes and I've make them so big that they fell off the sides of the breakfast plate. What can I say? I'm a whiz with pancake batter. 😂
Last Sunday, I whipped up a batch of banana pancakes to kick off this special family birthday celebration and the birthday girl was thrilled with her banana pancake breakfast. It made me so happy to see her happy.
Homemade pancakes are actually easier than you might think. They really don't take much more time than whipping up a batch of box mix pancakes and they're WAAAAAY better. These banana pancakes are amazing and if you're thinking that you don't have the time to make a big pancake breakfast this month - make the time - you won't regret it.
Serve with additional sliced bananas.
And maple syrup of course.
These pancakes were so good that I've already starting experimenting with additional ingredients. I stirred a 1/4 cup of chopped pecans into the batter and that brought these pancakes to a whole new level.
For those of you with a sweet tooth. Try adding a 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips into your banana pancake batter. You will not be disappointed.
These are already a family favorite and I'm quite sure that I will be making them often. If you've got a great idea for a new ingredient to add to my banana pancakes - send it to me. I'd love to hear your ideas. Thanks.
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