Just ask Jack Johnson, making banana pancakes for a potential love interest is an undeniably romantic gesture. So it’s not surprising that banana pancakes got a mention in this recent New York Times article about how to fluff up (pun intended) your online dating profile. Apparently, claiming to be skilled in the art of pancake making on OkCupid is a surefire way to land a date.
Test this theory out on your next first date with this drool-worthy recipe. If the date is awkward, don’t worry…you’ll find yourself so indulged with a mouthful of fluffy pancakes that you wont even have to fill the awkward silence. See for yourself…
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup buttermilk
Dash of vanilla extract
Maple syrup and powdered sugar for serving
1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda and set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg.
3. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until combined.
4. Add the melted and cooled butter and vanilla extract.
5. Heat a greased medium-sized saute pan on a medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup of the batter and let sit for 2 minutes without touching.
6. Add the sliced banana.
7. Flip the pancake once the edges are lightly golden.
8. Cook for 2-3 minutes on the second side.
9. Serve with Maple syrup, chocolate chips and enjoy!
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Recipe adapted from: Fine Cooking
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