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Buckwheat Banana Pancakes

Buckwheat Banana Goodness

Have you ever made or even eaten buckwheat pancakes? I have recently learned that not everyone has! My mom used to make them for us, but so did our Aunt Charlotte. I don’t remember loving them as a kid, but as an adult…different story. I worked in a restaurant in New York that was (still is!) well known for amazing, down-home breakfasts.

Bubby’s Pie Co. in TriBeCa, ahhh… Well, they encouraged us to eat everything on the menu and everyone else was super squeamish about the buckwheat pancakes. I was excited to try, but wasn’t sure about the pan-fried bananas. It. Was. Amazing. I had them once a week. think they technically also served them with walnuts, but I’m allergic so skipped them. I might try with sunflower seeds or pecans next time…

When came home I started making them for my mom who immediately became addicted to them as well. I think I kind of forgot about them for some years. I actually can’t remember the last time I made them, so for my mom’s birthday last week I whipped up a batch. If you’re looking for something delicious, nutritious, and plate-licking good, give these Bubby’s babies a try!

1 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg, well beaten
2 Tablespoon molasses
1 cup milk
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

3-4 ripe bananas, sliced on an angle
pinch ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon butter

Heat a lightly greased griddle or pan over medium heat. In a medium bowl, whisk all pancake ingredients until just combined. This batter should be a bit thin and may thicken after a few minutes, but thin is good.

Pour 1/4-cup portions onto the hot griddle or pan. Cook until bubbly and edges look dry, then flip and cook until the center is set, about 2-3 minutes per side.

While pancakes are grilling, heat a smaller frying pan on high heat. Add butter, sliced bananas, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Flip the slices after 1-2 minutes (when bottom is starting to caramelize and turn brown). Turn of heat and let the other side caramelize as well. Place on top of the buckwheat pancakes and serve immediately with real maple syrup.

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