Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Banana Pancakes with PB and Honey Sauce

I made these this morning for breakfast. Everyone liked them and they were so filling. They are a meal in one- bread, protien, dairy and fruit. Another great way to use up those over-ripe bananas. Try 'em! Don't be afraid of the fat content. Just read up a little on Why Butter is Better, and go ahead and use that butter!

I doubled the recipe for my family of five and we have enough for the kids tomorrow. I will assume that you know how to fry a pancake-

In a large bowl, mix together and let stand 15 minutes (while you prepare remainder ingredients) :
1/2 cup oats
1 cup buttermilk

Meanwhile in another bowl, sift together:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour plus 1/3 cup white (I use King Arthurs white whole wheat)
2 Tbs. raw, shelled, sunflower seeds
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp nutmeg

lightly beat into oatmeal mixture:
2 eggs
1 TBS peanut oil
1 Tbs. Honey
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
1/3 cup milk

Genlty fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just incorporated. Fry as you would other pancakes although these should be a little lower setting on the heat -325 and they take a little longer to cook because of their density. Top with-

Peanut Butter and Honey Sauce
Warm and stir together over low heat:
1 cup all-natural chunky peanut butter
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup honey

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