Banana Bread Pancakes

This father’s day, absolutely nothing went to plan!! My two small kiddos woke up sick, and whined the entire morning! Then to make things worse, they missed their naps because we needed to go to church to take pictures, so for the rest of the day they were even more whiney! I was trying to cook a special father’s day dinner for my hubby, but meanwhile, my son was clinging to my leg like a spider monkey crying to be held, whilst my daughter was throwing up–and my house had somehow gotten really messy, and then I realized, I hadn’t actually defrosted the meat for the dinner! So instead of shiny happy kids celebrating their Dad on father’s day, and a nice dinner of mini beef wellingtons, we had chaos and reuben’s at 9 o’clock at night. It was that crazy.

But some good things did happened today too! I got to speak to my Dad for the first time in months, and it was great picking up where we left off, as if no time had even past between! I had fun taking pictures at church (for the Spanish speaking members). They had a luncheon first, and served up a really traditional Mexican mole–which was awesome! Then I got to use some of my really broken spanish to have some fun conversations, and realized how much i’d missed speaking Spanish! My brother and sister in law stopped by for a visit, and I always love seeing them! And somehow, my hubby had an awesome father’s day–and didn’t even notice the chaos! So, I guess that’s all that mattered.

I tried to kick his day off right with this awesome pancake recipe! These are by FAR the BEST pancakes I have ever made in my life… I know that doesn’t mean a whole lot, because I haven’t really made a whole lot of pancakes before…But these are also some of the best pancakes I have ever eaten too! So, that does mean a lot!! I love this recipe, and am sure I will use it a LOT! So here it is:

Originally from Taste for Adventure  

Ingredients:
2 cups Bisquick pancake mix
1 cup milk
2  eggs
3  very ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Directions:

Mash the bananas in a bowl with a fork. Combine all ingredients (except the butter) in a large bowl, and mix with a whisk to combine.

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon butter to coat bottom of skillet. Ladle slightly less than 1/4-cupfuls of batter onto skillet. Cook until edges are dry and bubbles form on top. Flip and cook other side until golden brown. Add more butter to skillet as needed to keep it coated.

Top pancakes with chopped walnuts, banana slices, maple syrup and/or powdered sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.

I hope you all had fun celebrating father’s day today!

<3 Sarah