Oh, how I love lazy Saturday mornings with all of my little ones! And this morning I wanted to whip up something a little bit special for them. This is really our last "quiet" month before the craziness of sailing, camping and warm-weather activities start to kick into high gear, so I want to make the most of any relaxing weekend that we can!
And nothing says loving as well as a stack of tender, warm pancakes on a cold morning! Banana in the batter, sweet sliced bananas all around, a sprinkle of Maple Glazed Pecans, and a drizzle of warm maple syrup - does it get any better than this?
I made the Maple Glazed Pecans last night, and hid them well! Not only are they perfect on these Banana Pecan Pancakes, but they are great sprinkled on a chicken salad or simply for munching!
You can chop up a few of them and add to the pancake batter if you like, or simply sprinkle over the top and around. A perfect pairing!
And the bananas were absolutely perfect for this - sweet and flavorful! I usually have a bunch or two sitting around in various stages of "readiness" for weekend baking, so I used some of the riper ones for the pancake batter, and left the perfect ones for slicing on top!
These disappeared faster than you can imagine! Worth the little bit of time for the big smiles when the kiddos (and even Skipper) saw what was waiting for them this morning. I'd invite you over for a stack....but it's too late!
Maple Glazed Pecans:
¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon molasses
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups pecans (chopped or left whole – your choice!)
1 cup (8 oz.) Greek vanilla yogurt (I use Noosa)
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 & ½ cups milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 medium ripe bananas, peeled & mashed slightly with a fork
2 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
Maple Glazed Pecans
fresh banana slices
warm maple syrup
HOW I MAKE THESE:
NOTES: Don’t be skimpy when oiling your pancake griddle. If you like beautiful, golden pancakes with a crisp exterior and a tender pillowy interior, you will need some oil!
YIELD: 4 to 6 Servings
Originally published March 2017; revised and reposted February 2020.
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