Healthy, Kid-Friendly Recipe: Banana Bites

August 13, 2010

By Mark Bishop, Deputy Director

We all know that kids love pancakes. But how about a pancake with a surprise inside? That makes it even better. I got this recipe from Weelicious, and it’s a winner for big and small alike.

The basic recipe is this: Mix up your favorite pancake batter (I use Trader Joe’s multi-grain pancake mix), dip slices of banana in it, and cook up. Banana Bites make great finger food. And the sweetness from the banana means you don’t even need to add syrup — though of course, we do.

Ingredients:

2 bananas
1 cup of your favorite pancake batter

And from Weelicious:

1. Cut the bananas into 1/4 inch slices (I like to make slices on a diagonal bias so they’re a little bit longer than circles).

2. One at a time, dip the banana slices into the batter, coating all over, shaking off the excess batter into the bowl and place on a buttered griddle or skillet over medium heat.

3. Cook for 1 minute on each side or until golden.

4. Serve.

Easy to make, fun to eat, loved by kids and adults for breakfast. Give it a try.

 
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