Bananas Foster Pancakes

Bananas Foster Pancakes

A while ago I caramelized some bananas for use in huevos motulenos and they were so good that they have been on my mind since. I noticed that I had some over ripe bananas in the freezer that were crying out to be used and I was thinking that I could kill to birds with one stone in the form of banana pancakes topped with caramelized bananas. For a recipe, I went with a pretty basic banana pancake recipe and I added some bananas caramelized in butter and brown sugar to top the pancakes. As I thought about it, the bananas caramelized in butter and brown sugar sounded an awful lot like the beginnings of bananas foster and all I would really need to do to finish it off was to add a splash of dark rum which I decided to do. The bananas foster pancakes turned out so fantastically well! The pancakes were nice and light and fluffy and had the amazing aroma and flavour of bananas all by themselves but then they topped them with even more banana-y goodness. I am glad that I decided to add the rum as brown sugar does not dissolve into butter all that well and as soon as I added the rum the sugar disolved and the whole thing turned into a beautifully thick syrup that was just packed with flavour! Note: Bananas foster is typically finished by igniting the alcohol but I chose to omit this step. :)

Bananas Foster Pancakes

(makes 2 servings, 4-6 pancakes)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
2 overripe bananas (peeled and mashed)
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 dashes of cinnamon
2 ripe bananas (peeled and sliced)
2 ounces dark rum

Directions:
1. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
2. Mix the milk, egg, sugar, butter and bananas in another bowl.
3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients making sure to not over mix.
4. Heat a pan and melt a touch of butter in it.
5. Pour 1/4 cup of the mixture into the pan and heat until the surface starts to bubble and the bottom is golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
6. Flip the pancake and cook the other side until the bottom is golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Repeat 5 more times.
7. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan.
8. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon and let it come to a simmer.
9. Add the bananas and cook until caramelized on both sides.
10. Add the rum and simmer for a minute.

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32 comments:

Tiff said...

Wow - those look good!

Victoria said...

Oh my gosh! I have these ingredients in my house right now, oh your post is going to kill my diet!! These pancakes look and sound amazing, I may make these for sunday breakfast tomorrow!!

Sook said...

The color of the pancakes is just amazing!

robin @ penny pinching provisions said...

Yum! You've combined my two favorite things...breakfast and dessert!

Caroline said...

That sounds incredible! Have you tried Ina Garten's banana pancakes? They're a staple at my house - I can't believe I'd never thought to caramelize the bananas/add rum! Can't wait to try this next weekend!

http://welikenoms.blogspot.com/2010/01/banana-sour-cream-pancakes.html

H said...

Whoa!! Look at all that syrup. Usually love all your stuff but this is just too sweet for me!

Kare said...

Dang! Those look terrific!

I would probably choose to omit the flames too, especially early in the morning when I'm hardly functioning. ;)

Sandi said...

those look fabulous Kevin...the color is amazing!!! and they seem real easy to make so I think I will try them one day soon.

Edana said...

Rum for breakfast? Count me in! Seriously, though, that looks decadent. And wonderful. I'm trying really hard not to eat my computer screen right now. Thanks for sharing!

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Ivy said...

Wow, these look terrific and if I was not on a diet I would get up and make them right now.

{The Classy Woman} said...

AMAZING! I love Bananas Foster. :) I've never thought about it on pancakes. Sounds decadent and a perfect Sunday brunch item.

Ana Powell said...

Amazing and so well combined, awesome pancakes.
Wishing you a great weekend x

tobias cooks! said...

What a fabulous colour this dish has. I am sure it looks good on a breakfast or brunch table. great way of presenting pancakes.

Joanne said...

Why hello there beautiful. These are gorgeous Kev! I couldn't think of a better pancake topping.

MaryMoh said...

Beautiful caramel look. These are so tempting!

Dani said...

OMG! dessert for breakfast :D

Mausi said...

This looks very rich and yummy! Perfect for weekend breakfast. I also have banana sitting in the kitchen counter which I need to use...

Jen said...

What a brilliant idea. Bananas foster and pancakes sound like a perfect combo!

Lucy's Soup Can said...

Can I just say that these are possibly the yummiest looking pancakes I have ever seen?

WizzyTheStick said...

Perfection!

diva said...

Decadent pancakes! These are great.

Cookin' Canuck said...

Fantastic idea! What a treat this would be on a Sunday morning.

Christiana said...

that looks delicious!! I love bananas and pancakes and this version looks so decadent! I recently started my blog and would love to know what you think!

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innBrooklyn said...

I love caramelized banana and i love pancake so this sounds like a definite winner!

Beachlover said...

look sinful good!!

two coast table said...

I love bananas foster and eating them for breakfast just got way easier to justify.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum! I used to work at an ice cream parlor where we made Bananas Foster sundaes, and I can assure you that lighting the alcohol on fire is definitely the best part of the process! Although, probably best to avoid *before* eating breakfast :) Looks like a wonderful dish!

screwdestiny said...

I had Bananas Foster pancakes at IHOP a couple years ago and they were just about the best thing ever. Now I'm so happy to have a recipe so I can recreate them!

Cecilia said...

I read your blog with great delight, but I can't help wondering, how come so much of your food is the color orange?

ChrysV said...

Wow! These looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

These look amazing and I'm going to make them, but the title is misleading. The difference between Banana Flambe and Banana Foster is that Banana Foster has ice cream.

buy rift platinum said...

Great! this looks so amazing. .gonna try this one.=0

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