Carrie Fehr

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Banana Pancakes with Maple Caramel Sauce

Banana Pancake 2What better way to celebrate the day than to power up with banana pancakes smothered in maple caramel sauce that is so easy to prepare.  Top it with toasted pecans or coconut if you like, and serve with your morning tea or special brew of coffee.

Banana Pancakes with Maple Caramel Sauce


1 cup unbleached flour

1 cup whole-wheat flour

2 tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon kosher salt

2 large eggs

2 ½ cups buttermilk

¼ cup unsalted butter, melted or canola oil

1 banana, cut into slices

Maple Caramel Sauce (see recipe below)


In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In another bowl, lightly beat the eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter.

Add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring lightly, just to blend, the batter will be lumpy.

Heat lightly oiled griddle over medium high heat and add ¼ cup of batter on it.  Place  banana slices on top of the batter and turn over for 2 more minutes.  Top with more banana slices and Maple Caramel Sauce.

Maple Caramel Sauce

Served at the Inauguration Luncheon 2013. (Adapted from Inauguration website)


2 ounces butter

1/8 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup maple syrup


In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add sugar and salt.  Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves, then boil 2 minutes longer.  Add maple syrup and boil, stirring frequently, until sauce is thick, smooth, and coats a spoon, 2 to 4 minutes longer. Remove from heat and hold warm for serving.


Puffy Pancake

It’s amazing how the magic of a hot oven, can turn a few simple ingredients– flour, butter, eggs, honey, and milk– into an impressive egg puffy cloud of custard-like deliciousness, that oozes sticky gooey caramel, with so little effort.  Set sizzling hot from skillet to table, Puffy Pancake is a defining treasure in my family, where it makes Sunday morning breakfast feel like a special event.

Puffy Pancake


3 eggs

2 cups milk, I use 1%

1/4 cup honey

3/4 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

3  tablespoons butter

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.


In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk together.

Whisk in honey, flour, salt, and vanilla until smooth.

Melt butter in a 9-inch iron skillet until it sizzles.  Pour the batter into the pan while it is hot.

Set it into the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.  Serve with fresh berries, stone fruits, or compote.