Banana Pancakes with Apple Topping Recipe
Recipe courtesy of USDA, adapted from the University of Massachusetts Extension Nutrition Education Program
Low fat or fat free milk
Whole wheat flour
All purpose flour
Apples, sliced and cored
Non-stick frying pan or griddle
Step 1:Prepare the Apples
Wash apples. With adult assistance, place apple on cutting board and carefully slice into small slices with knife.* Remember to remove the core (seeds) of the apple. Use all 3 apples.
Step 2:Prepare the Apple Topping
Combine the sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon and water into a bowl. Set aside.
Step 3:Prepare the Bannanas
With adult assistance, place banana on cutting board and carefully slice into small slices with knife.* Set aside.
Step 4:Mix the eggs and ingredients
In a bowl, break the 2 eggs. Using a spoon, beat eggs with milk, honey and oil. Next add whole wheat flour, all purpose flour and baking powder to mixture.
Step 5:Mix Bananas with Ingredients
Add bananas to mixture.
Step 6:Prepare the Pan
Coat nonstick frying pan or griddle with nonstick cooking spray. With adult assistance, turn on stove top and warm pan over medium heat for 2 minutes.
Step 7:Make the Pancakes
With adult assistance, spoon 1/4 of the batter onto the heated pan/griddle for each pancake. Repeat until batter has been used, using more nonstick cooking spray as needed. Adjust size depending on your preference for bigger or smaller pancakes. Use oven mitt if pan/griddle is hot to touch.*
Step 8:Cook the Pancakes
Cook the pancakes until the tops are bubbly and the pancakes are dry around the edges. Using a spatula, flip and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden on both sides. Place pancakes on a platter and keep warm.
Step 9:Finish the Apple Topping
Cook apple topping in a skillet for 10 minutes. Use oven mitt if skillet is hot to touch.*
Step 10:Serve the Pancakes
Spoon apple topping on top of cooked pancakes. Serve to family and friends!