07 September 2016

Heath Bar and Banana Pancakes #FoodieExtravaganza

Yum
The American pancake is derived from the Johnny Cake and the Hoe Cake, both made with milk, molasses and "Indian meal."  Eggs were added but then called Slapjacks.  Whatever and however today's pancake arrived, I am so glad it did.  I am also very happy that our host for Foodie Extravaganza, Caroline Williams, choose pancakes for us!



Pancakes are a blank slate when it comes to the varieties that can be made.  The simple batter allows for all kinds of additives and that's exactly what I did here.  This pancake came about because I had crushed Heath bars in my pantry and bananas on my countertop!



I have a couple of must-dos when making pancakes:  

1.  Let the edge become dry (see how the moist area shines and the dry area doesn't?  This is the perfect time to turn the pancake!)



2.  DO NOT push down the pancake after you turn it.  Let it rise, rise, rise! The inside will cook faster if you don't push it down!


Ok, now that we've cleared up my pet peeves, let's get on to the goodness that is warm Heath Bar and Banana Pancakes!

Heath Bar and Banana Pancakes

by Our Good Life
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes each
Ingredients (4 pancakes)
  • 1 c pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 c almond milk
  • 1/2 c Heath Bar pieces
  • 1 banana, peeled, sliced and chopped
Instructions
Mix together pancake mix, milk and egg. Let rest 10 minutes. Preheat skillet. If water droplets dance on the surface, it is ready for frying. If desired, add a little butter to the pan and melt. Add in Heath bar crumbles and chopped banana. Fold into batter. Use 1/4 c measuring cup and pour into center of pan. Let edges bubble and turn opaque. Turn. Let pancake rise (do not push down!) Let look until edges look dry. Remove to plate. Repeat, until all batter is used or until you have the number of pancakes you want.
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and Heath bar crumbles. Serve with maple syrup.
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  • 34 comments :

    1. Heath bars are the bomb!! I love the idea of mixing it with banana for these pancakes. I am amazed at how many people press down on their pancakes while cooking.

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    2. I love recipes that come about from what you have around - often the best!

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    3. Yes please pass the pancakes. These look sinfully good. I would eat an entire stack i'm sure.

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    4. I love pancakes! A fave breakfast meal for me on the weekend! And I'm so guilty of pushing it down - thanks for that tip! oopsies!

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    5. I love your cooking tips! Now I know not to push down on pancakes after flipping!

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    6. Great tips and delicious looking pancakes! I do love how you could take them just about any flavor direction you'd like. Heath and banana sounds great!!

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    7. There is always room for pancakes and new pancakes recipes at my house. I think this is one meal that we can always agree on.

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    8. These looked totally mouth watering. My husband and I would devour these in two seconds flat! I may need to pin this for later :)

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    9. I love the Jack Johnson song, Banana Pancakes and it's a favorite of my partners as well. These would make a great birthday breakfast. Thanks for the tips.

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    10. This is something to look forward to for breakfast... or snack. These are great tips!

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    11. I love that you made them with almond milk. They look so light and fluffy. The sweet Heath is a great touch!

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    12. Oooh I always push my pancakes down when I turn them over but I'll try not to next time I make them. Yours look delicious!

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    13. I love pancakes and so do the kids! Aside from it being yummy, it's really easy to do as well. I am loving these tips on how to make the perfect pancake and thanks for the recipe as well, can't wait to try it!

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    14. Gosh, so many sorts of pancakes! How great! xx

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    15. Oh, looks perfect for breakfast. My son loves pancakes and this one looks really fun to eat.

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    16. The most gorgeous pancakes I've probably ever seen! They look delicious!

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    17. My kids always laugh I always burn the first set of pancakes whenever we make the, it never fails!! Love these tips, a pancake bar would be so fun to make!

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    18. Candy on pancakes? Sold!

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    19. Pancakes are one of my kids FAVORITES! This takes it up so many levels!

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    20. Yum! This looks really good! What a perfect way to start the day! We love apple pancakes too.

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    21. Those are some cool flavors for a pancake. I must admit that I am not the best pancake maker.

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    22. Omg can we say yum?!?! I just love pancakes! Must give these a try this weekend.

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    23. These look tremendous! Can't wait to try this combo!

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    24. Oh wow these sound divine. I need to make these, they're like dessert for breakfast and who could resist that?

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    25. Heath is definitely my favorite! Especially the coffee heath bar crunch ice cream from ben & jerry's...This looks amazing. Definitely going on my "to-make" list for the week.

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    26. These banana pancakes look delicious. I love spending time on the weekend enjoying breakfast with the family.

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    27. My mouth is watering. Looks so delicious!

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    28. Yum! I love these and the Heath bars on top. They should delightful.

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    29. I'm not a fan of banana pancakes but this looks tasty!

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    30. You had me at pancakes! Throw in a Heath bar, wow! Great recipe will have to give it a try for our next family Brunch.

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    31. Yum! I have actually never tried a heath bar. Great way to add some sweetness to pancakes.

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    32. Yummy! I am guilty of pushing down the pancakes, but they are always delicious. will be trying some of these recipes

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    33. My husband always pushes down on the pancakes when he flips them, it drives me crazy!
      I love the sound of heath bars for breakfast.

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    34. We love all kinds of pancakes in our house. These heath bar and banana ones look absolutely amazing.

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