http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.jsI am leaving for Dhaka, Bangladesh (rickshaw capital of the world might I add) tonight on a work assignment for three weeks. On the surface, I appear to be calm and relaxed which can only mean that underneath, I am in full panic mode.
Before I leave, I wanted to make breakfast for Chris. One of my favorite things to have for breakfast are pancakes. Though I always feel guilty having them since it pretty much is cake. But hey, I’m treating myself today since a) I’m awesome, b) they won’t have pancakes where I’m going and c) “treat yo’self!” is my new motto.
I love bananas as you can probably tell from the last time I made muffins. These banana walnut pancakes were so tasty and light and not too sweet. The walnuts also added a nice texture and crunch. It was a very fitting send-off breakfast.
Now it’s scramble time to finish packing. What I know about Dhaka from coworkers, is that it can be very stressful since there are SO many people everywhere and all the smells and sounds of the city are heightened. One coworker suggested I bring bug spray. If there is one creature in the world that loves me the most (besides Kara, my corgi, of course), it is the mosquito. So you can imagine I am grimacing just thinking about how I will be eaten alive. I am terribly afraid of getting food poisoning again after what happened in Seattle (knock on wood) so I bought out the anti-diarrheal-upset-stomach-indigestion aisle at CVS like it was going out of business. And since Bangladesh is an Islamic country I will have to dress very modestly. The one thing I am looking forward to is the 90 degree F weather!
Banana Walnut Pancakes
Makes 12 pancakes
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (or 2 cups all-purpose if you do not have whole wheat)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
*Mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
*In a separate small bowl, whisk milk, vanilla, butter and egg.
*Combine the wet ingredients with the dry. Fold in the banana and walnuts until combined.
*Heat a large pan to medium heat and lightly grease with butter or cooking spray.
*Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop batter onto pan. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface and flip and brown the other side, about 3-4 minutes for each pancake.
*Serve warm and with syrup.
More from Dhaka next. Stay tuned!