Friday, January 16, 2009

Caramel banana pancake breakfast

There are some sad bananas at my dads house, and I didn't want to make banana bread (remember I can't eat raw bananas so just tossing them in some cereal was out). So I cooked them in some brown sugar and butter, whipped up the Dutch baby recipe and crossed my fingers things would turn out well. They did, and this was delicious, not too sweet, not too banana-ey, not too eggy. I might try them with apples or berries next time.

Caramel Banana Pancake
1 banana, sliced thin
2 T butter
1/4 c plus 1 t brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 c flour mix
tiny pinch xanthan gum
1/4 c milk
pinch of saltPreheat your oven to 425. Melt 2 T butter in your pan (I usually use cast iron but I used a heavy metal pan instead today) and then sprinkle 1/4 c brown sugar over. Let that cook for a minute, then toss in the bananas, stirring to coat. Let that cook while you mix up the pancake batter. Combine eggs, flour mix, xanthan gum, milk, salt and 1 t brown sugar in a bowl or blender and whip for 30 seconds, until slightly frothy. Pour over the caramel bananas and bake 20-25 minutes. Flip onto a plate and sreve immediately, maybe with ice cream if you're crazy. I have already had my ice cream for the morning, in my coffee.


  1. ::drooling::

    Looks amazing, Jill! I think it will be my Sunday breakfast.

  2. I have a gluten of "baking bananas." I think I'll try this Sunday morning, too. When I saw the ice cream, I laughed, but I love this addition. :-)


  3. Can't eat raw bananas? You need to have a conversation with me about this.

  4. wow this looks really yummy!

  5. Nice images.
    And ice cream for breakfast? Perfect!

  6. you should probably come visit me and make me some of this stuff. thanks!

  7. Oh. My. God. I just finished eating one of these and it was amazing -- sweet and sticky and chewy and eggy, and surprisingly quick and easy to make. Comes out tasting somewhere between a dutch baby and a sticky bun. I doubled the recipe and made it in a standard cast-iron pan and my husband and I were just able to polish it off. Best Sunday breakfast ever!

  8. Rebecca- That's awesome! I'm so glad you liked it! This is a recipe I will be making often, as it is so quick and simple and yummy!

  9. I am terrible at flipping pancakes - this recipe seems to resolve that issue and also provide instant pancake topping. I need to try this...

  10. I tried this and it turned out good. A nice caramelized yummyness on the pancake. But I just don't think I'm a banana pancake person. I would also try berries, or maybe even apples.

  11. These look great! I'll have to give this a try on the weekend, in place of our regular pancakes. :)