Carrie Fehr

Kitchen Garden Food

Tag: Pancakes

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

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

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)

Ingredients:

2 ounces butter

1/8 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup maple syrup

Directions:

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.

Blue Corn Blueberry Pancakes

Fresh in season from the farmers’ market are summer blueberries.  These dark blue polka dots burst into a flavor explosion of blueberry heaven, when you bite into them.  And they come with benefits too.

Blueberries are a super food filled with nutrients that strengthen the immune system, improve memory, promote heart health, and offer a generous dose of antioxidants that help to slow down the aging process.  Yes please!

The possibilities for how to enjoy blueberries are limitless.  A  kid-friendly treat, snacking fresh from the container makes them a healthy fast food.  Sprinkle in cereal, salads, or smoothies, add blueberries to baked goods, or toss them into a sauce pan to make a topping. To celebrate the summer berry season, try this family-friendly recipe for Blue Corn Blueberry Pancakes.