This weekend we were traveling again. We returned south, but this time to sunny Orlando where we visited my brother and attended the wedding of a colleague of my husband. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed sharing meals with family and friends over the course of the weekend.
One of the highlights of the weekend was my brother making us breakfast on Saturday morning. Having someone make you a special breakfast has got to be one of the top ten pleasures of life. When I wake up to the smell of meat frying and coffee brewing, I can’t help but smile and feel completely and totally spoiled. I have to admit it’s a feeling that I absolutely love!
Showing that all you need to create a memorable breakfast is a little creativity, my brother took the classic Bisquick recipe for pancakes and added smashed bananas and toasted walnuts to take it to the next level. The resulting pancakes tasted like fluffy banana bread and they flew off our plates.
At one point we thought the entire dining experience was in jeopardy when we realized that my brother did not have syrup, but we quickly improvised and all agreed that honey made an even better topping. When I make these again, honey will most certainly win out over maple syrup. Crispy bacon and a cup of stout coffee completed our scrumptious meal. It was time to start the day.
Glenn’s Banana Nut Pancakes
1 Bisquick Recipe for Pancakes (can be found on the Bisquick box)
1 1/2 bananas – smashed with a fork
1/3 cup walnuts – finely chopped and toasted
Mix the bananas and walnuts into the Bisquick pancake mixture and make pancakes as you normally would. Serve with honey and fresh fruit.
Nikki! This looks wonderful. I will definitely try it!
Great story about Glenn and the pancakes! Reminds me of camping in the Keys 20 years or so ago and that same brother dissed my non-Bisquick pancakes. Nice to hear he’s a purist still!
Love the blog and recipes and photos — and great stories, too!