Sometimes we have pancakes and sausage for our Breakfast for Dinner, other times we have breakfast pizza or quiche. I am always on the lookout for something that will change things up a bit. We really enjoy our pancakes with chopped apples stirred in them. Unfortunately we were out of apples today. Daddy suggested we use bananas. I knew Steven had made himself pancakes with mashed bananas, but I like a recipe. So, I looked on the internet for a recipe. No surprise, I found a good one over at allrecipes.com.
Funny thing is, the base pancake recipe is the same as the recipe I have been using out of my cookbook for years. So now I know all I have to do is add two mashed bananas. Anyway, here is the recipe.
1 cup flour
1 Tbs sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
2 Tbs oil
2 ripe bananas, mashed.
While Amelia helped me mix together the dry ingredients:
Tabitha mashed two of the bananas.
I used this opportunity to work with Amelia on doubling the recipe, needing 2 cups or Tbs instead of 1. We also worked on some "We needed 2 cups, we have already added one, how many more do we need?" I have been doing this with them for years when we make orange juice from concentrate. Tabitha got the concept pretty quickly, it is a bit more of a struggle for Amelia. I have got to remember to practice more often. We also figured out how many 1/4 tsp it would take to fill the 1/2 tsp with salt.
Then we set the flour mixture aside.
Then, while Amelia tried to mash the other two bananas
Tabitha helped mix the "wet" ingredients...
We beat the two eggs.
And added the milk and oil.
(I used this opportunity to show Tabitha that 4 Tbs equals 1/4 cup)
We added the bananas to the wet ingredients.
Then we added that mixture to the flour mixture.
Stir, stir, stir.
Time to cook our pancakes and sausages.
I thought the girls were old enough to learn how to check and flip the pancakes.
I did the back four because I didn't want them to burn themselves. Amelia and Tabitha both flipped one.
My proud chefs once again.
(Tabitha was actually saying they needed chef hats.)
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