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Banana Pecan Pancakes

Banana Pecan Pancakes

Holy breakfast, Batman!

I love me some breakfast.  I can eat waffles at seven at night, sometimes I like oatmeal for lunch, and I can have a parfait any ol’ time.  And then, of course, there’s pancakes.  Beautiful, fluffy pancakes.  I love them.  So how can it be that I’ve never had a pancake post before?  Shock!

Let’s slap on our cowboy boots and rectify that problem right now. (Not sure why I picked cowboy boots. They just seem like shoes you wear when you want to get things done.). 😉

I’ve been making a ton of pancakes lately.  And when I say a ton, I should probably put ten “o’s” in there, because I’m not kidding.  Are you ever in the mood for a certain meal, have it, and think “That was great.  Now let’s just eat that again for supper every night this week.”  That definitely happens with me.  I’ll make pizza, love it, and then think “But next time I’ll…”  🙂  Then two days later I’m making pizza again. I went through a quiche phase like that too.

Anyway, I’ve been in the mood for pancakes lately any which way you could possibly have them.  But one thing has always remained constant: this base recipe.  It makes perfect pancakes.  They are really old timey diner style pancakes.  Nice and fluffy.  The fluffy factor comes from the egg whites.  You beat them separately, then fold them into the main batter.  That seems to be in fashion lately, but people know what they’re talking about cuz dang if that isn’t a satisfying pancake.

Banana Pecan Pancakes

I found this base recipe in the Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook.  Check this book out if you love all things breakfast and brunch.  You will not regret it.  Another great thing about this recipe?  It makes a crazy amount of pancakes.  If you are having a football team over or want the whole cast of your favorite movie to stop by for a bite, this will feed them. 🎉😄.  Or you can just have leftovers.  That’s never a bad thing.

To this recipe I added my own toppings: good ol’ pecans and bananas.  Make sure you add the toppings to the pancake once you’ve poured it into your pan or griddle.  Adding it right to the batter will cause it to deflate.

Now these pancakes are awesome with that elixir of the gods known as maple syrup (do I sound like I’m on a sugar high?  Because I might be. 😉), but they also go great with homemade berry toppings.  And speaking of that, my next post is going to be just such a berry syrup.  Yeah for breakfast!

Banana Pecan Pancakes

5.0 from 2 reviews
Banana Pecan Pancakes
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 medium bananas, cut into thin slices
  • ½-3/4 cup chopped pecans, depending on how nutty you want them
Instructions
  1. Measure and sift the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt into a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks, milk, melted butter, and vanilla together.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until combined. The mixture might still be a little lumpy, but that's fine.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites until you reach soft peaks. Careful not to over-whisk.
  5. Carefully fold half of the egg whites into the batter. Once blended in, gently fold in the remaining egg whites. The batter may have a few egg white streaks remaining, but that's fine. Careful not to over-mix.
  6. Heat a griddle or skillet to medium heat. Once hot, ladle your desired size pancake onto the griddle. Quickly top with banana and pecan slices.
  7. When bubbles begin to form on the top of the pancakes, flip it until cooked on the other side.
  8. Repeat with remaining batter. If making for a large group, these pancakes keep beautifully in the oven on a 'hold' setting until you've finished making all the pancakes.

 

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  • Kate @ Framed Cooks February 23, 2016, 6:40 am

    Pancakes are the BEST, and I have a million recipes for them and can eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but I don’t think I have ever made them with your egg white method – I must try!!

    • Amanda February 23, 2016, 10:33 am

      Thanks! If you are a pancake fanatic I think you’ll love them. The egg whites make them so super fluffy.

  • Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry February 23, 2016, 9:45 am

    I’m with you. I could eat pancakes every night of the week. Especially when they are banana pancakes. Yummy!

    • Amanda February 23, 2016, 10:34 am

      Thanks so much, Nicole! Pancakes forever! 😉

  • Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction February 23, 2016, 11:22 am

    These pancakes look so fluffy and scrumptious! A perfect breakfast!

    • Amanda February 24, 2016, 11:55 am

      Thanks so much, Marsha! 🙂

  • Michele @ Two Raspberries February 23, 2016, 4:17 pm

    TOTALLY craving pancakes now!!!! YUM 😉

    • Amanda February 24, 2016, 11:56 am

      Haha, thanks Michele!

  • Mary @ LOVE the secret ingredient February 23, 2016, 4:39 pm

    Love a good pancake but sometimes the same old recipe gets boring. I love this combo of classic flavors to create something delish!

    • Amanda February 24, 2016, 11:56 am

      Thanks, Mary! 🙂

  • Manali @ CookWithManali February 23, 2016, 9:42 pm

    I can eat pancakes anytime of the day too especially when they are this good! 😀

    • Amanda February 24, 2016, 11:58 am

      Thanks, Manali! Glad to know I’m not the only one who could probably eat pancakes at midnight! 😉

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes February 24, 2016, 11:55 am

    We eat breakfast for dinner too and are HUGE fans of pancakes. These banana pecan ones would certainly make our boring recipe take a back seat!

    • Amanda February 24, 2016, 11:58 am

      Thanks so much, Eva. I’m a huge fan of breakfast for dinner. 🙂

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust February 24, 2016, 6:01 pm

    I could eat breakfast all day long too – especially pancakes. Love the flavor combo!

    • Amanda February 26, 2016, 9:24 am

      Thanks, Dorothy! 🙂

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary February 25, 2016, 9:40 am

    Breakfast is by far my favorite meal ever and I could totally eat pancakes for every meal, so these are totally calling my name! I’d have to say you totally rectified the lack of pancake posts on your blog with these, my dear! Banana and pecans in pancakes = AMAZING! I’ll take 2 stacks of 10 please! 😉 Cheers!

    • Amanda February 26, 2016, 9:25 am

      Haha! I could totally use two stacks of ten pancakes right now! 😉

  • Megan - The Emotional Baker February 25, 2016, 12:02 pm

    I could have breakfast for every meal, too! I’m just now getting the hang of pancakes and waffles, so I’m super excited to try this pancake variety 🙂

    • Amanda February 26, 2016, 9:27 am

      Thanks so much! I never used to have pancake any other way but using a mix. I thought it was a little intimidating, but totally fun after I burnt some the first couple times. 😀

  • annie@ciaochowbambina February 25, 2016, 3:19 pm

    Now you’ve done it – I need pancakes for dinner – tonight! Wow, do I have a craving and I can’t wait for Sunday! These look delectable, my friend!

    • Amanda February 26, 2016, 9:28 am

      Thank you! I do that too. I’ll suddenly see a meal and think “Forget what I was planning for supper. I need that now!” 🙂

  • Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks February 27, 2016, 12:25 am

    Breakfast for dinner is always a winner! These pancakes look like they need to be in my belly!

    • Amanda February 27, 2016, 4:15 pm

      Thanks, Rachelle!

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