If there was ever a breakfast more perfect for the weekend, it would be this one. Banana’s fried in a hot skillet with coconut oil, and brown sugar, folded into a batter that produces the richest, fluffiest pancakes. I swear you guys; this recipe is the pinnacle of lazy Sunday mornings.
Or make them on a weekday, and pretend as if it isn’t Monday. I’m totally down with that too.
These Caramelized Banana Pancakes have a tropical vibe, which makes my heart sing, especially since it is quite the opposite of tropical in the NW. Hello, windy rainy weather for the past week straight.
Anyways, the taste of coconut with sweet caramelized banana is money. You could also add toasted coconut into the batter and or macadamia nuts, which I’m really wishing I did now. Next time! And trust me, there will be a next time. These pancakes are addicting in the best possible way. Enjoy.
If you decide to take a chance on these Caramelized Banana Pancakes, don’t forget to #youngbrokehungry on Instagram so I can see it. High five!
- 4 medium sized ripe banana's, sliced diagonally
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoons brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1⅓ cup whole milk
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a large cast iron skillet, melt two tablespoons coconut oil over medium heat. In an even layer, add banana slices. Sprinkle brown sugar over top. Cook gently, turning them over occasionally, until they begin to brown 2-3 minutes. Repeat with remaining banana slices , and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Make a well in the center, and add milk, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk until the batter has just barely formed. Its okay if there are a few lumps.
- Heat a griddle over medium heat, brush with additional coconut oil. With an ice scream scoop, place batter onto hot surface. Wait until bubbles have dotted the surface, about 4 minutes, then add a couple chunks of caramelized bananas. Flip over and continue to cook for another 3 minutes or so, until golden brown. Continue with remaining batter.
- Serve warm with more caramelized banana's, or syrup and butter.