Monday, January 28, 2008

Sunday's Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with Nutella

Banana Pancakes with Nutella and Fresh Fruit

This recipe is simple and delicious and sure to please everyone in the family.

Follow pancake directions from your favorite pancake recipe. (Because it was on sale I picked up a box of Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix and I will never go back to the old. They were incredibly light and fluffy) I also add a pinch of granulated sugar, about 1/4cup of skim or low fat milk to thin out the batter, and 2 medium, ripe mashed bananas.

I heated my stove top griddle and sprayed it lightly with Pam. Using a small ice cream scoop (the kind used to dish out cookie batter) I scooped the batter on to the already heated griddle.

After a couple of minutes (when you can see air bubbles forming) use a spatula and flip the pancakes over. During this time heat the oven to 200 degrees and place a cookie sheet on the middle rack, so as soon as each pancake is done you can remove them from the griddle or pan and place them into the oven to keep warm. Repeat as needed.

When all the pancakes are cooked top each one with a little bit of Nutella, the chocolaty hazelnut spread, the European version (way better, in my humble opinion) of peanut butter. Garnish the plate with fresh fruit such as chunks of strawberries and cantaloupe.

*Place pancakes on a plate or cooling rack until they reach room temperature, then place in a freezer bag and pull out as needed during the week for breakfast.

**Note: A Certain Celebrity Wife has become richer and famouser by hiding fruit and veggies in her cooking. Some of us have been doing this practically since before Certain Celebrity Wife was born!

1 comment:

Jean said...

Sounds YUMMY! And yay for "lying" to our kids about what they eat! James had carrot and zucchini pancakes for lunch and was none the wiser!