Ugh. It has been a LONG few days around our house. As most of you know I am busy baking up Fuller baby #3 right now and she has been causing all sorts of drama! Apparently I have something called PGP (Pelvic Groin Pain Disorder) which means my ligaments are too loosey goosey and when I move my legs I get the gift of excruciating pain. So, when the Dr said "No picking up your toddler" I thought, yeah right. Of course, maybe if I had known how completely miserable picking up a 30 lb sack of potatoes would make me, I may have listened. Maybe. I can be pretty stubborn. In any case silly me got to spend the last few days barely able to walk/stand/sit. Only 26 weeks along and I am falling to bits.
So today is Daddy F and my wedding anniversary! So of course to show him how much I love him I woke up EXTRA early, hobbled to the kitchen and made him an extra special breakfast. The ricotta in these pancakes makes them extra moist and I love the way the bananas get caramelized. Yummo. They were so filling I could barely eat two. But I did. Here is a close up of the syrup:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 2 bananas, sliced
- 1 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, separated
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- butter for greasing griddle
Melt butter in a skillet over med heat. Add the pecans and saute for about 1 min, until fragrant. Add the bananas and saute for another 3 mins, until they begin to brown and caramelize. Add the syrup and cook for 2 mins until it is bubbly and begins to thicken. Remove from heat and set aside until needed.
Heat griddle over medium heat until hot. Grease with butter. Pour 1/2 cup batter per pancake onto the griddle and cook until you see bubbles. Flip pancake with a large spatula and continue cooking another 2 mins. Serve immediately topped with the syrup.
Mama F: 9 - These were really moist and rich. I will have to make them again when I am not giantly prego so I can fit more in my tummy!!
Daddy F: 8 - Loved how moist the pancakes were, would have preferred the pecans to be left out of the syrup. Not a big fan.
Fuller Kids: 8 - Also not big fans of the pecans but they picked them off easily and then the bananas and pancakes were quickly devoured.
Lucky the Dog: 7 - Her pancake (without syrup) was gone in less than 60 seconds. Her only qualm was that I still need to fry in bacon grease instead of butter.