I don’t know about you, but literally every time I make pancakes, I start singing (either out loud or in my head…but usually out loud) Jack Johnson’s Banana Pancakes. It just makes me feel all cozy and delicious. So when I found out that this month’s Recipe ReDux theme was to “Grab a Book and Cook,” I grabbed a few books to look up recipes. It turns out that one page 201 of Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian there it was – a pancake recipe. I just knew I had to make banana pancakes.
This recipe replaces Mark Bittman’s eggs with, you guessed it, bananas. The result is a mildly sweet, very fluffy pancake that is the perfect vehicle for your favorite pancake toppings. You can dress this recipe up or down. Feel free to sub in whole wheat flour to make it heartier, or you can add chocolate chips to bring out all the dessert-y goodness of pancakes. However you slice it, these make the perfect breakfast for your rainy weekend mornings.
Side note, this cookbook is a massive one that is chock full of vegetarian recipes and includes multiple variations of many of them. My sister gave this to me as a present a number of years ago and it has been a staple in my kitchen ever since. It’s amazing how great of a resource it is. I would definitely recommend it!
What cookbooks are you into right now?