mmm I just love breakfast for dinner, I know I keep saying it really is the best meal of the day. Now uni has started up again I don’t have enough time in the morning to make my favourite breakfast dishes so I figure why not make them for dinner instead!! I managed to catch up with a uni friend when I made these -(and forced her to subscribe to my blog!!!) so if you do ever read this COMMENT!!! If not, then I know you never read it, in which case I’ll unlike all the youtube videos of yours that you made me subscribe to!!! ( just kidding, I’m not that mean….ish sometimes..well…I better stop before I can’t get out of the very deep hole I’m digging myself into!)
I decided to make this on friday as I figured after one week of uni I needed an insane amount of sugar to keep me bouncing around and motivated to study. It did manage to keep me energetic… the studying part not so much! I guess that’s the thing about weekends, you keep thinking that you have enough time to do everything the next day. Anyway I also tried using the dish washer for the first time, and geez I am not good with technology, I ended up having to google the instruction manual to figure out all the weird button, then I spent three different cycles trying to get the water to turn on- for some reason it just wouldn’t run. Anyway it’s still going now and I have no idea if its washed anything yet, how ridiculous, it really is easier to hand wash!
Prep time:20 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins ( but it really depends on the size and number of pans that you have, I could only cook like 3 small pancakes at once so it took forever!)
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 4 heaping teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 egg whites
- 2 cups milk (I used lactose free milk and it worked perfectly!)
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
- 2-3 bananas, sliced thinly
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
- It a separate bowl whisk together the egg yolks, milk, vanilla extract and oil
- In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until it forms a light foamy mixture, and then fold it into the egg yolk mixture
- Whisk the wet mixture into the dry mixture
- In a small pan melt the butter and brown sugar together (if you have any rum or whisky add a splash as well), try to get the mixture thin enough to brush or easily drizzle onto the pancakes by adding more butter or brown sugar.
- Place a flat frying pan (preferably non stick) over medium heat and add a little oil, using a spatula spread the oil out and coat the pan evenly
- place a small scoop of the batter on the pan and then wait for it to slightly bubble, then add the banana pieces on top and use a brush to cover the bananas with the brown sugar mixture. now flip the pancake over.
- Remove from heat and place in a warm oven until you’re about to eat (as they cool down very quickly) make sure the tray that you place them on is warm as well
- Repeat with remaining batter and enjoy!!