Bananas Foster Pancakes

B Smith, restauranteur, author, and respected expert in affordable-yet-elegant living shares a delicious recipe!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 7

Ingredients

Pancakes

2
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
1
cup milk
2
eggs

Banana Topping

1/2
cup butter
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2
cup maple syrup
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon rum extract, if desired
4
firm ripe medium bananas, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/2
cup chopped toasted pecans or walnuts, if desired
  • 1 In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk and eggs until blended. Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat or to 375°F. Grease griddle with vegetable oil if necessary (or spray with cooking spray before heating). For each pancake, use slightly less than 1/4 cup batter. Cook until bubbles break on surface. Turn; cook until golden. Serve immediately, or place on cookie sheet in warm oven until ready to serve.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, mix butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup and rum extract. Cook mixture over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly with wooden spoon, until sugar dissolves and mixture is thick.
  • 3 Reduce heat to medium; add bananas, gently spooning sauce over each piece. Cook about 3 minutes or until bananas are glossy and coated with sauce.
  • 4 To serve, place 2 pancakes on each individual plate; spoon about 1/3 cup bananas and sauce over pancakes. Garnish with chopped nuts, and serve immediately.

Expert Tips

To toast nuts, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until nuts are light brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
460mg
460%;
Total Carbohydrate
63g
63%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
29g
29%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.