Pretty soon we’re going to have to dedicate an entire page to pancake recipes.
Because really, aren’t pancakes the ultimate breakfast? We think so 🙂
This morning’s creation? Strawberry-Banana-Buttermilk-Cornmeal Pancakes. A long title, yes, but these pancakes are worthy of such a long name!
The inspiration for this little stack came from Ashley over at Edible Perspective. One of our favourite creations of hers is her microwave banana cornbread cake. We’ve made this for our breakfast many times now, and honestly, it has caused us to regard cornmeal with a whole new perspective. A very delicious perspective! 🙂
Because of Ashley, we already knew that the banana-cornmeal combination would be delicious, and we had some strawberries in our fridge that needed to get eaten up, so they were thrown into the mix as well. We think it goes without saying that the strawberries fit in perfectly 🙂
Cornmeal is fantastic because it crisps up in the pan, so what you end up getting is a soft, fluffy inside, with a chewy, slightly crunchy outer layer. With a thin layer of strawberry jam and slices of juicy ripe strawberries in between each pancake, topped with sliced banana and cinnamon-tahini drizzle, this is breakfast heaven, people. Breakfast Heaven.
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Serves: 3-4 people
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 c. cornmeal
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 egg, beaten
1 c. buttermilk
1 banana, mashed
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp banana extract (optional)
1/2 c. strawberries, diced
For the Tahini Drizzle:
3 tbsp tahini
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp honey
Spray a large frying pan or griddle with non-stick cooking spray and place over medium heat.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. In a separate small bowl, combine all wet ingredients (except for the strawberries). Add the wet to the the dry and stir until just combined. Stir in the strawberries.
Poor the batter onto the hot griddle using a large spoon. Cook until bubbles start to appear on the surface, and the edges begin to cook. Flip and cook until the pancakes are brown on the other side.
For the Drizzle: in a small bowl or ramekin, combine all ingredients and stir until smooth.
Do you like cornmeal? Have you ever tried making pancakes with it?