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Thursday, June 10, 2010

French Banana Pancakes with Carmel Gravy

When Dayna was a little girl I went on a "breakfast recipe hunt" to get me out of my dreaded breakfast cooking rut. I found this recipe for French Banana Pancakes with Carmel Syrup and the first time I made them Dayna fell in love with them. Every year after that she requested"the pancakes with gravy" for her birthday breakfast....and thats where they got their "Gravy" name...we thought it was so cute, and the name just stuck. They are so delicious very rich and easy to make. Yesterday was Dayna's birthday and so I made these scrumptious little treats for breakfast in honor of Dayna's special day (even though she doesn't live with us anymore...we thought we would make them for old times sake) and it brought a smile to everyone's face at the table. I think it will do the same for your family...give them a try, you won't be disappointed. 

French Banana Pancakes with Carmel Gravy

Pancakes:
1 c. flour 
1/4 c. powdered sugar
1 c. milk
2 eggs
3 T. butter, melted
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. salt

Gravy:
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/4 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/4 c. heavy whipping cream

5-6 banana's cut in half lengthwise
Whipped topping

Pancakes-put all ingredient for pancakes in a mixing bowl and mix until smooth. Heat a lightly greased (I use pan coating) skillet; pour 1/4 c. batter into hot pan and spread it by lifting the pan and tilting it back and forth and side to side until the batter is spread out and the pancake covers the bottom of the pan. Let cook until it will lift easily from the pan, then flip and cook the other side. Repeat with remaining batter, greasing the pan as needed. ( I sprayed my pan for every pancake)

Gravy-melt butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in cream and cook until slightly thickened. Remove from heat.

Roll a pancake around each banana half and top with gravy and whipped topping. Eat and enjoy!

*The pancake recipe makes about 6-7 pancakes
*I usually double the gravy recipe because my family likes to put more on their pancakes than the original recipe makes. 

Happy Cooking~
Julie 

1 comment:

  1. Love bananas and caramel...and for breakfast? YUM! Great recipe! I bet my kids would like carmel "gravy" too. : )

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