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Monday, December 6, 2010

French Banana Pancakes

Breakfast for dinner? That's a funny concept since I don't even eat too many breakfast foods at breakfast time. But....tonight, after a long day of work, exercise, errands etc, I decided to make something quick and easy. I love pancakes, but I thought that these French Banana Pancakes would be awesome! I was right!! John loved them too. They might not be the healthiest thing on my menu at home for the week, but hey it's got a fresh banana in each one....that makes up for all the bad stuff, right?  ;)

Pancakes:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup milk
2 eggs
3 Tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt

Filling:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup light cream
5-6 firm bananas, halved lengthwise

Whipped cream and additional cinnamon, optional

Sift flour and powdered sugar into a mixing bowl. Add milk, eggs, melted butter, vanilla and salt. Beat until smooth. Heat a greased 6 inch skillet over med-high heat. Pour in approximately 1/4 cup batter. Swirl to cover bottom of pan. Cook until lightly browned. Flip with spatula and brown the other side. Remove to a plate or wire rack. Spray Pam in skillet after each pancake is removed, to grease it for the next one. Repeat with remaining batter until all pancakes are made.

For filling: melt butter in a small saucepan.l Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in cream and cook until slightly thickened. Add half a banana at a time to the skillet, heat for 2-3 minutes, spooning sauce over them. Remove from heat. Roll a pancake around each banana and place on serving tray. Spoon extra sauce over top of pancakes. Top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon if desired.

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