Banana Johnnies for Breakfast
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This is a tasty alternative to traditional pancakes.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6 to 7 pancakes
  • 1 Banana, ripe
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Canola oil
  • 1 Large egg
  • ½ Teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 1 Cup self-rising corn meal mix
  1. Peel the banana, place in a bowl and mash with a fork. Add 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 large egg, ½ cup of milk, and ½ teaspoon vanilla flavoring. Mix well and add the twist to the traditional pancake recipe - 1 cup self-rising corn meal mix. Combine the corn meal mix with the banana mixture making sure to incorporate all the ingredients well.
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet on medium high. Add 1 tablespoon Canola oil and when the skillet is hot carefully spoon the batter into the skillet making them the desired size you want. This batter can also be cooked on a griddle.
  3. Cook the pancakes for about 2 to 3 minutes or until you can lift the edges without them coming apart and they are golden brown. Flip pancakes and cook 2 to 3 minutes on the other side until golden brown.
  4. Remove from pan. Add butter on top, if desired. These pancakes will be a bit sweet on their own so you may want to try them before pouring syrup over them.
Recipe by The Surprised Gourmet at