Yesterday was a snow day in Mississippi (insert time for my Northern friends to laugh and scoff at what is classified as a “snow day” here).
Growing up, a snow day always always always meant Buttermilk Pancakes and Hot Chocolate for breakfast. I guess it was just one of those things that my mom knew didn’t happen often, so why not celebrate is with a special breakfast?
So of course when I found out there was a snow day yesterday, I called Mr. Mississippi over, and treated him to his first snow day special — Banana Buttermilk Pancakes.
I gathered up my ingredients — luckily I happened to have everything I needed because I was not driving with everyone who doesn’t know how to drive in the snow.
My pancake directions are simple — combine the dry ingredients, add the wet, mush up the overly ripe bananas and add those in too.
I honestly make Mr. Mississippi flip my pancakes every single time I make them. Because I am just a rotten pancake flipper. I know, you pour batter on, let it get all bubbly, flip them and cook the other side but it just never works for me. Don’t believe me?
No matter how tasty these pancakes are, they are just ugly! Meanwhile, Mr. Mississippi makes perfect looking pancakes.
He even know that I like small pancakes. None of those huge pancakes that cover your entire plate — but rather the small sand dollar pancakes that are just the right size.
After all of the pancakes were done, it was time to eat! Mr. Mississippi thinks I’m strange, but I love peanut butter on my pancakes. Especially Banana Pancakes. I mean, it’s like a big delicious peanut butter and banana sandwich–just better!.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 3 Tbs. melted butter
- 2 large over-ripened bananas
- In a large mixing bowl combine your dry ingredients. Whisk in buttermilk, eggs and butter until combined and without lumps.
- Add in mushed up bananas.
- In a large pan (or non-stick skillet) heat oil spray over medium heat. Pour pancake mixture by the ¼ cup full.
- Allow to puff and bubble (should take about 3-5 minutes). Turn to cook other side.
- Serve pancakes with peanut butter (my favorite!) or maple syrup.
Do you have any snow day traditions?