Sunday, May 9, 2010

Banana Pancakes & Blueberry Syrup

Mother's Day and brunch just go together. So, let me share some pictures and recipes from a recent brunch. Not too long ago we had our friends Steve and Amelie over for brunch. The menu was inspired by a recipe for blueberry syrup I saw on Hungry and Frozen.

Blueberry Syrup
from Nigella Express

125ml (1/2 a cup) maple syrup or honey
200g blueberries

Put both ingredients into a pan and bring to the boil. Let it bubble gently for 2-3 minutes then pour into a jug.

Clearly not so good at following instructions -- a few extra blueberries won't hurt anyone.

Steve and Amelie are among the select few friends who know about this blog. Steve really wanted to be featured on the blog. Here's your big moment Steve:

Steve's elbow is displaying the banana pancakes.

Banana Pancakes

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1.Combine flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, milk, vegetable oil and bananas.
2.Stir flour mixture into banana mixture; batter will be slightly lumpy. In half of the mixture, I added chocolate chips (they were the first to go).

See the smiley face???

3.Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides; serve hot

We served the pancakes with turkey bacon, fresh fruit and whipped cream.

This dish was a wedding gift from R's sister. Need to find more ways to use it!

Happy Mother's Day!


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Love the smiley face and the blueberries on pancakes. I was at the farmers market yesterday and there was a vendor from Quebec selling maple syrup. I was in heaven, since it was inexpensive too.

Anonymous said...

Oh yummmmm! Those look fantastic!!

Juliana said...

Wow, nice pancakes, like the idea of having banana in it and cover it with blueberries :-)

kat said...

bananas & blueberries, yum!

Hopie said...

Wow, that certainly does sound like a winning combination! I agree about more blueberries. The more the merrier ;-)

Maria♥ said...

Hi Giz

Unfortunately I have some sad news about Rosie from Baking Cakes Galore, Rosie passed away yesterday. I have written up a tribute to her on my blog and I am asking everyone who knew her if they would please take some time to leave a comment. I will be printing off all the comments to pass onto her husband.


Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

The perfect breakfast!

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