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Banana Buttermilk Pancakes

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Categories: Low-fat
Type: Breakfast

The banana flavor in these buttermilk pancakes is incredible.

Serves: 15 pancakes (1 pancake per serving)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cups nonfat or low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup fat-free egg substitute, or 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced banana (about 1 1/2 medium)
  • 1/4 cup honey crunch wheat germ or chopped toasted pecans

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Directions:

  1. Place the flour, sugar, and baking soda in a medium-sized bowl, and stir to mix well. Add the buttermilk and egg substitute or egg whites, and stir to mix well. Fold in the banana and wheat germ or pecans.
  2. Coat a griddle or large skillet with nonstick cooking spray, and preheat over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles when it hits the heated surface. (If using an electric griddle, heat the griddle according to the manufacturer's directions.)
  3. For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle, and spread into a 4-inch circle. Cook for about 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until the top is bubbly and the edges are dry. Turn and cook for an additional minute, or until the second side is golden brown. As the pancakes are done, transfer them to a serving plate and keep warm in a preheated oven.
  4. Serve hot, topped with honey or maple syrup.
Tips:
  • To make Banana Buckwheat Pancakes, substitute 3/4 cup of buckwheat flour for 3/4 cup of the whole wheat pastry flour.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright © 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

To order this book go to www.penguin.com. Get a 15% discount with the coupon code FENPARENT.

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