A simple tradition that my husband & I have developed is the joy of making really awesome pancakes, usually on the weekend.
Don’t know what to do for dinner? Pancakes. Had a long week? Pancakes. Hungry? Make pancakes! Yesterday’s rest day after my half-marathon was, of course, one of those perfect times for pancakes 🙂
Somewhere along the line, we started adding bananas & cinnamon to mix up the flavor, and now we make our pancakes this way almost every time. We like our pancakes and we like them fluffy. I love this recipe because it makes the fluffiest pancakes, ever.
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tbsp. vinegar
- 1 cup flour (white or whole wheat)
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. cinnamon+ more for topping
- 1 banana, sliced
1. Combine the milk & vinegar in a bowl and let sit for 5 minutes.
This step is what makes the pancakes so fluffy. It simulates buttermilk, so the milk will look a little curdled and weird, but it’s supposed to. This step does not work well with non-dairy milk/milk substitutes.
2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
3. Add egg to the milk/vinegar and beat well.
4. Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients, trying not to overmix. The mixture will start to puff up due to the buttermilk making it fluffy. If you overmix it, you’ll “kill” the fluffiness.
5. Slice the banana over the pancake batter and carefully fold in.
6. Pour batter onto a greased and heated skillet. You can make the pancakes as big or as small as you like. The size I make them gives me about 6-8 good sized, big pancakes.
Flip when the pancakes are bubbling on the uncooked side and let cook through for a few minutes on the other side.
7. Serve with more banana and a dusting of cinnamon if you like, and butter & real maple syrup – my favorite 🙂
Perfect for breakfast? Yes. Perfect anytime? Yes!
In addition to these being really fluffy and soaking up all the syrup almost immediately, the raw bananas cook as the pancakes do, making them have that gooey flavor like the center of banana bread.
Questions for You:
- Who is the pancake master in your household? Although I made the ones pictured here, my husband is the pancake pro.
- Favorite pancake add-ins or toppings? Please share!