Simply scrumptious. These pancakes are a total treat, decadent even - and although they have some extra ingredients from your regular sort of pancake I cannot emphasize enough how worth it they are! Really. I went through a whole stage where I was kind of off pancakes - couldn't find a recipe that really grabbed me. Then a friend shared both this one and another one (more basic, but excellent also) and the fun of a great batch of pancakes has returned. Take that extra minute to get that lemon out and grate some zest, add that half cup of sour cream - you will be thankful you did. Served with real maple syrup and extra chopped bananas.....now this is the way to start off a weekend morning!
Adapted from this recipe.
- 1 1/2 cups (355 ml) all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) sugar
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) baking powder
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) kosher salt
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) sour cream
- 1 cup (250 ml) milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) grated lemon zest
- Unsalted butter (for griddle/pan)
- 2 ripe bananas, diced, plus extra for serving
- Maple syrup
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Whisk together the sour cream, milk, eggs, vanilla, and lemon zest.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing only until combined.
Melt 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of butter in a large skillet or griddle over medium-low heat until it bubbles.
Ladle the pancake batter into the pan.
Scoop a tablespoon of the bananas over each pancake.
Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbles appear on top, and the underside of the pancakes are nicely browned.
Flip the pancakes and then cook for another minute, until lightly browned.
Wipe out the pan or the griddle with a paper towel (optional, but it does help prevent sticking), add more butter to the pan, and continue cooking pancakes until all the batter is used.
Serve with sliced bananas, butter and maple syrup.
Best served fresh off the griddle or out of the pan but the pancakes will stay warm in a preheated oven on low for 15 minutes or so.