Whole Wheat Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas

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Packed with protein and a full serving of fruit, these pancakes are a great start to the morning. Whole-wheat flour makes these both hearty and fluffy, and the caramelized bananas add the perfect amount of sweetness.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 35 minutesTotal: 35 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. coconut sugar, divided
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • ¾ cup full-fat plain yogurt
  • 2¼ cups whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, peeled and thickly sliced

Directions

  • Heat a nonstick griddle over medium-high heat.
  • Combine flour, 2 tablespoons coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together yogurt, milk, eggs, vanilla, and zest. Mix together wet and dry ingredients until combined.
  • Pour about ¼ cup of batter per pancake onto the hot griddle. When pancakes get tiny bubbles throughout, about 4 minutes, flip to cook the other side.
  • Place remaining ½ cup coconut sugar on a plate, and roll each banana slice in sugar. In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, add banana slices and cook on each side, about 4 minutes, until golden. Remove from heat and add to pancakes.