f you told me 2 years ago I would be cooking for the most handsome little man in my life I would have told you you're nuts. When this little guy come along he melted my heart to pieces. He loves bananas and these were the first time I got to make them for him. He really loved them. He can eat a whole banana every morning and be happy now he has Grandma's pancakes. I now have another reason in my life to do what I love and that's now to cook for my handsome grandson. He will turn 2 years old on February 25th. This one's for you Antonio Valentino.
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
3 large eggs, separated
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
Optional: fresh whipped cream
nonstick cooking spray or margarine
Cinnamon Sugar Mixture ( 1/2 cup white sugar and add 2 tablespoons of cinnamon mixed together)
Butter or margarine
Your favorite Syrup
Sift flour, sugar, baking soda and salt into large bowl. In separate bowl, beat buttermilk, egg yolks and melted butter until blended. Beat egg whites in separate bowl until soft peaks form. Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture until just blended (there will be some lumps). Add egg whites and carefully fold in until just blended.
Heat large nonstick griddle over medium heat until hot enough to sizzle a drop of water. Brush with thin film of oil (or melted margarine which I used).
For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter onto griddle. add sliced bananas on top and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Adjust heat to medium-low and cook until tops are covered with small bubbles and edges appear to be setting, about 2 minutes. Turn and cook until golden brown on other side, another 2 minutes.
Repeat with remaining batter.
You can serve with more sliced bananas, syrup and whipped cream.