However, it’s Monday plus this piece should’ve been published last Sunday. Yesterday, we were supposed to have a proper British breakfast but we didn’t have any sausages so bacon was used to replace the meat tubules. American-British as I called it or “hybrid” as Cesar, Ryan’s good friend, labeled it. The breakfast of cardiac arrest proportions were intended for the boys: Ryan and his comrades from his UCSB days, Cesar and “Duke”, who visited for the weekend and joined us for the annual gaming convention, PAX.
Yesterday’s brunch consisted of bacon (ooooh, bacon), eggs fried in bacon fat (only 1 each was allowed—that’s as much as I’d let them indulge), eggs fried in butter (they could have had as many as they please but they only chose to have 1 each), baked beans, tomatoes, and naan (I didn’t have time to bake and it’s the only kind of bread we had available). Their visit was unfortunately on the short side but another’s planned for the future so yay!
Back to the topic at hand… the breakfast—brunch, really— I’m referring to in this entry is Banana pancakes!
In the photo:
Mixed dry ingredients (see bowl):
1 cup of whole-wheat flour
1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp grated nutmeg
1 tsp salt
2 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 cups of buttermilk
6 overly ripe bananas (they were left in the fridge to ripen)
6 tbs melted butter
Mash the bananas.
Ingredient by ingredient, stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined. So, first I made a well and poured the buttermilk, then the melted butter, followed by the beaten eggs, and lastly the mashed bananas. Stir gently, don’t beat.
Heat a griddle over medium heat until hot. Drop batter, amount to your discretion and desire, onto the hot pan.
Be patient and wait until bubbles form on the pancakes, which won’t take very long.
Flip and cook for a couple of minutes more (longer if needed, of course).
Let your creative juices flow and arrange your pancakes with whatever garnish and toppings you wish. For us, it’s whipped cream, maple syrup, sliced almonds, and grated coconut. Yes, coconut. It’s what will please my lovable Beast.
Here’s a profile shot of the garnished banana pancakes.
Here’s a hoisted-over-Ryan’s-head aerial shot.
They were yummy and worth the mess I made (not pictured).
Happy Labor Day!