Coconut and banana pair up in a heavenly way, especially for breakfast. Enter these delectable pancakes, in which a bit of coconut flour is swapped for the usual all-purpose flour. A generous helping of banana lends a rich creaminess to the cakes. Be sure to have extra butter to drizzle on top, and you'll probably want to double the recipe. They're that good.
- ½cup/64 grams coconut flour
- 1 ½cups/180 grams all-purpose flour
- 3tablespoons/37 grams sugar
- 1 ½teaspoons/6 grams baking powder
- 1 ½teaspoons/9 grams baking soda
- 1 ¼teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 ½cups buttermilk
- 2large eggs, brought to room temperature
- 3tablespoons/42 grams unsalted butter, melted
- 1 ½cups bananas cut into 1/2 inch slices
- Vegetable, canola or coconut oil for the skillet
Step 1Heat oven to 325 degrees. Whisk flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and kosher salt together in a mixing bowl. Using the whisk, make a well in the center. Pour the buttermilk into the well and crack eggs into buttermilk. Pour in the melted butter. Starting in the center, whisk everything together, moving toward the outside of the bowl, until no dry bits remain. Do not overbeat. (Lumps are fine.) Fold in banana slices. The batter can be refrigerated for up to 1 hour.
Step 2Heat a large nonstick griddle or skillet, preferably cast iron, over low heat for about 5 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet. Turn heat up to medium–low and using a measuring cup, ladle 1/3 cup batter into the skillet. If you are using a large skillet or a griddle, repeat once or twice, taking care not to overcrowd the cooking surface.
Step 3Flip pancakes after bubbles rise to surface and bottoms brown, after about 2 to 4 minutes. Cook until the other sides are lightly browned. Remove pancakes to a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet, and keep in heated oven until all the batter is cooked and you are ready to serve.