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Banana Topped Spiced Pancakes

Banana Topped Spiced Pancakes | Sweet Remedy

There are some things that I am just not good at cooking. I can’t flip an omelet or poach an egg. Whenever I try to make an omelet I am immediately frustrated and it turns into fancy-pants scrambled eggs. Pancakes are one of these things. Elusive little discs of batter.

I actually won a blog giveaway I entered before Christmas on Katie’s Cucina for a Cuisinart Griddler. I wanted it mainly for pancakes since whenever I make them, I burn them and the house gets filled with smoke. The shape and color of the pancakes become distorted and it is slightly embarrassing when I attempt to cook breakfast in a smoke filled kitchen. This griddler has helped me create the perfect pancake. I always think of a pancake recipe I want to try and then I remember: “Hey, you can’t cook them properly!”

Banana Topped Spiced Pancakes | Sweet Remedy

I used the griddler at least 5 times the weekend before Christmas. I made these pancakes two times, eggs and bacon open-faced breakfast sandwiches on rye bread, mini turkey burgers and apple-bacon grilled cheese sandwiches.  The new machine got a work out. I own a mini George Forman grill and the grill plates don’t come out for easy cleaning like this griddler does. The plate removal makes cleaning it so much easier — you can even put them in the dishwasher!  I avoided using the George Forman because it was such a pain to clean afterwards so I am grateful for these removable plates. Plus, there are two sides to the plates: griddle and grill. The option to buy waffle plates is out there and you better believe it when I say I’m totes buying that. (Did I just say totes? Is that still cool…? Probably not.)

Disclaimer: I received the breakfast-altering Cuisine Art Griddler from a giveaway on the blog Katie’s Cucina. I was in no way compensated, other than the giveaway prize, to write this post. The link provided is an Amazon affiliate link but when I say “opinions are my own,” I really mean it. I am seriously in love with this machine. 

Banana Topped Spiced Pancakes | Sweet Remedy

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Banana Topped Spiced Pancakes

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cloves
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 large egg
1-2 bananas

Directions:

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices.

Add the egg, milk and oil and mix. Be careful not to over mix, some small lumps are okay.

On a griddler or griddle pan, place 3 Tbsps per pancake. Once bubbles form on top, flip with a spatula. Use cooking oil or butter to grease pan if needed.

Slice bananas and serve on top of pancakes. Drizzle syrup over top if desired.

adapted from: Martha Stewart

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6 Responses to “Banana Topped Spiced Pancakes”

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    dixya @ food, pleasure, and health — December 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    these are the ultimate pancakes 🙂 I totally understand your feelings about burnt and not so pretty looking pancakes. I tried making pumpkin ones so many time but it almost always failed 🙁 However, I have been using a lot of waffle maker- its a blessing.

    • Samantha replied on — December 31st, 2012 at 10:13 am

      I want to get waffle maker plates for my griddle and pumpkin waffles sound completely perfect.

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    Lynna — December 28, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I definitely want a griddler just to make pancakes. I, like you, always burn my pancakes. LOL. If I could have these for breakfast… yummm

    • Samantha replied on — December 31st, 2012 at 10:12 am

      I always knew if I could get a griddler I could then make perfect pancakes and it turned out to be true, LOL

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    JulieD — December 30, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Anything with bananas make it way better! I love your pancakes and I have to tell you I burn pancakes all the time because I get easily distracted!

    • Samantha replied on — December 31st, 2012 at 10:13 am

      Oh me too! Also, this is kind of embarrassing, but I always have to make ONE at a time because I had trouble flipping in a round pan.

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