Whew! Things have been busy around here! Finally, things are quiet, every one is napping and I have a moment to sit and share a little :)
Despite my love of cupcakes and chocolate in general, the food that my family eats is very important to me. I always make sure to include fresh fruits and veggies in every meal, some way or another. When things get busy though, I need to find ways to do that quickly and yummily (yummily? You know, meaning: "in a yummy way"), and make it something we all can enjoy.
This is one of my simple, semi-homemade recipes that uses a not-so-from-scratch base with a few things added to make it even better.
Your favorite pancake mix - for 10-12 pancakes - and all the ingredients as per mix recipe
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon light brown sugar, plus a little more for sprinkling
3 medium bananas
Make your pancake mix as the recipe calls for.
Add the nutmeg, cinnamon, and 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar (of course you can add a little extra of any of those if you like a stronger flavor).
Make sure your griddle or pan is well-greased so the brown sugar doesn't stick. Pour your pancake batter in 5-6 inch circles onto the griddle and working quickly before the pancake starts to cook through, add several 1/8" slices of banana (roughly dividing amount of banana evenly among your pancakes).
Allow pancake to cook thoroughly on one side - it will start to look dry on the top side - then flip. Cook until golden brown on both sides. The banana will soften and start to caramelize with the brown sugar.
Sprinkle with a little extra brown sugar and serve immediately with your favorite toppings. We ate them classic pancake-style with butter and maple syrup but these are just as yummy with nothing more than a little whipped cream on top :)