Punt! Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes with a Side of Bacon

Gentle Readers, sometimes good fruit goes almost bad. The tomatoes sat too close to the bananas, chaos ensued. Normally I freeze the overripe bananas, but I’ve got a stockpile awaiting banana bread time. And it was breakfast, and the Juniors and I were hungry and creative. Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes with a Side of Bacon were born.

Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter with Sea Salt

Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter with Sea Salt

Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes Recipe

Start with your favorite pancake mix. I prefer whole grain or buckwheat. Don’t judge. There will be more on this topic soon when I deploy my emergency pancake rescue team. Make according to the mix, but go light on the oil. Add 1-2 thoroughly mashed, completely overripe bananas. We’re talking blackening ones. Mash mash mash. Add the bananas and a spot of dark brown sugar to the mix. Make silver dollar size pancakes.

One Very Large Banana Pancake!

One Very Large Banana Pancake!

And if you’re me, make the last one a gigantor pancake, for no reason other than you want to sit down and eat and it’s what you’ve always done.

Melt a few tablespoons of peanut butter in the microwave, just takes a few seconds. Apply as a drizzle or light spread to pancakes, top with maple syrup, serve with bacon (or facon, the salt is what’s important here).

Sing Love Me Tender at the top of your lungs and thank me later.

What do you like to add to your pancakes? Post a comment below, I’m listening. Better still, Tweet me a video of you covering Elvis. Special thanks to the Juniors for helping invent and consume these. You are the bestest.

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