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Banana pancake recipe with Artful Chefs on San Diego Living

Banana pancake recipe made with Artful Chefs on San Diego Living

I love sharing my banana pancake recipe with kids. And  my passion is helping kids to learn about kitchen safety while cooking.  So when San Diego Living called to ask if we would come on their show to discuss kitchen safety for kids, I was thrilled!

My banana pancake recipe is super fun and easy for kids to make. Kids kitchen safety is an important topic, and being in front of the camera  definitely gets your adrenalin pumping. My major concern that morning was keeping those kids safe during the segment. As you will notice, the young man in the red already had an injury to his hand from a skateboard mishap. These junior chefs were the kids of the anchors who were talking with me, so they were probably less nervous than I was, simply because their parents are on the TV all the time.

I decided to have them make banana pancakes because there is  something for all ages to do.  The taller kids were standing by the stove and the other kids were in charge of making the batter.

My plan to talk about kids kitchen safety was going great until the last 2 minutes of the segment.  The heat on the pans was turned down during the first part of the segment so that they wouldn’t get too hot. When I moved over to add the batter to the pan and realized they weren’t hot enough, I had a brief moment of  despair, but luckily the anchor came to my rescue, and he began asking me about our  kid’s cooking summer camps.

banana pancake recipe

As soon as the segment was over, the kids really started making those pancakes. They were delicious! Made with fresh bananas and super easy.   Here’s the recipe:

Banana Pancakes

Category: Kid Friendly
Yield: 6 servings of 3 pancakes
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Source: Artful Chefs/ Chef Pharrell
1½ cups AP flour
3 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp Kosher salt
¼ cup safflower oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1¼ cup buttermilk
1 bananachopped


Whisk together the wet pancake ingredients until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
Whisk in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix well, batter may be a little lumpy. Stir in the bananas. Let the batter stand for about 20 minutes.

After batter has rested, stir the batter and then ladle about 1/4 cup of batter on a preheated nonstick pan.

Cook the pancakes, in the preheated pan, for about a minute on one side. You will know it is time to turn the pancake when the edges appear dry and the top is covered in bubbles. Flip the pancake over and lightly brown the other side, just until it puffs. Then remove to a holding plate. Repeat with the other batter.

Top with your favorite fresh fruit, honey, whipped cream or just enjoy them plain!

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