Cooking: Banana Bread Pancakes (+ Crescent Roll Egg Bake)

ingredients on a floral table cloth (buttermilk, cinnamon, Brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, flour, vanilla, salt, egg, butter)

Because I love to put bananas on my pancakes, and because I love the song “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson, I made banana pancakes. Banana bread pancakes to be specific. 

bananas in a glass bowl beside banana peels and a kindle fire with ingredients behind

I followed this recipe which calls for bananas, buttermilk, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, egg, and salt. 

little hands mash banana with a fork

First, my little helper helped me mash two bananas.

melted butter in a ramekin with butter packaging beside it

Next, I melted 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave.

a little hands holds a quarter teaspoon of baking soda over a bowl

The recipe says to mix the wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately and then mix the two, but I’m a huge proponent of never doing that. It wastes dishes and time.

I poured the dry ingredients on top of the banana. First the 1 & 1/4 cups of flour, then 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, a full teaspoon of cinnamon (The recipe calls for 1/2 a teaspoon, but every sweet recipe that calls for cinnamon needs more. I hold this conviction very deeply.) and an eyeballed dash of salt.

cinnamon and other dry ingredients sit in a bowl

 first whisked those dry ingredients before adding the other wet ingredients on top and mixing the entire batter.

melted butter and vanilla in a ramekin

I added the teaspoon of vanilla into the butter before pouring it into the bowl.

buttermilk on top of dry ingredients

Next I added the 1 cup + 2 tablespoons of buttermilk.

a little hand holds a quarter cup of brown sugar over a bowl of ingredients

After that, the 1/4 cup of brown sugar.

an egg sits on top of other ingredients in a bowl

And finally, the egg.

batter drips from a whisk into a bowl

The next step is to whisk it all together. 

a pancake bubbles on the stove

And then make pancakes, which I am terrible at. None of my pancakes were photogenic. Several of them were overcooked or squashed. I suspect it’s going to take a lifetime of practice to be able to successfully make and flip pancakes.

four eggs on top of a dough made from crescent rolls

In the meantime, I started a very simple crescent roll egg bake. This recipe is simple: just pinch the crescent roll edges together, roll the outside edges to form a barrier, crack a few eggs (I used 6 the first time and they overfilled the dough and oozed into the pan, so this time I used four). Then sprinkle with cheese (I used Sargento four state cheddar). Add any other toppings you’d like- I added tomatoes to 3/4 of it.

one pancake with a dollop of whipped cream on top

Here’s a finished banana bread pancake with homemade whipped cream on top.

egg bake on a sheet pan with a serving spatula

And here’s the finished crescent roll egg bake! 

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