Monday, May 28, 2012

Bananas Foster Pancakes

It's a holiday weekend.   Time for being with friends out in the sun, bbq, music fests, and sleeping in.  There should be no guilt.  Especially about cooking with rum at breakfast time.   This was a quick improv on my part using a banana that was about to cross over to the land of banana bread if I didn't do something fast.    Make whatever kind of pancake you'd like.   I used the Krusteaz honey wheat pancake mix.     This recipe made enough to top two servings of pancakes - if you're feeding more, be sure to double up. 

*I was not interested in setting anything on fire, so technically these are bananas foster style pancakes.*

What You Need
1 banana
2 tablespoons rum (I used Captain Morgan)
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon butter/margarine

What You Do
Slice the banana into a small bowl.   Add rum and sugar, stirring to make sure all surfaces of the banana have been covered by the sugar/rum mixture.   Let sit for 20 minutes or so while you enjoy your coffee.   

Melt butter in a small saucepan on medium heat.   Add banana, sugar, rum mixture and stir occasionally until the banana mixture is heated thoroughly and smells good.   Add an extra splash of rum if you'd like.    If necessary, put a splash in your coffee as well.

Spoon topping over your prepared pancakes.   No additional syrup or topping should be needed.  

As today is Memorial Day, please take a moment to reflect on those who have given their lives so that we have the freedoms we do today.    The reason we're free to live, work and play where we want is due to the sacrifice of those who put the safety and security of the USA first.  Now and throughout history. 

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