This time last year we were sunning ourselves on a beach in Maui - life was idyllic.
We'd wake up around 10am, make Maui pancakes and wash them down with Pina Coladas. Not your usual breakfast drink but we were on holidays and I think this is what people do on holidays. If they don't, they should.
Yesterday, some friends of ours got married in Maui. Sadly, we were unable to attend the festivities so to celebrate in some way, we made Maui pancakes in honour of the lucky couple.
So here's to Kim and Derek...Maui Banana Buttermilk Pancakes topped with fresh coconut, macadamia nuts and of course, dark maple syrup for a Canadian touch.
Enjoy! While you two were tying the knot on a pristine beach, we were sitting here stuffing ourselves in your honour.
Banana Buttermilk Pancakes with Fresh Coconut and Macadamia Nuts
1 1/8 cup of unbleached flour
1/2 tsp of sea salt
1 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1.5 cups of buttermilk
1 large egg
3/4 cup of sour cream
1/3 cup of butter
1/4 cup of freshly grated young coconut
A handful of macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
Dark maple syrup for topping
- In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients together well.
- In a separate bowl, mix the buttermilk, egg and sour cream. Add the dry mixture to this bowl and stir gently with a wooden spoon until the batter comes together.
- Heat up a pan or griddle on a medium heat and add about 1 tsp of butter to the pan. Swirl the pan around to coat the base with butter.
- Pour in about 1/2 a cup of the batter mixture into the pan and then gently push several pieces of banana into the batter.
- Once bubbles start to appear on the surface of the pancake, flip it over gently with a spatula and cook the other side until golden brown.
- Remove the pancake and repeat the process with the remaining batter.
- To keep the pancakes warm while cooking the rest of the batter put them on a plate and cover them with a sauce plan lid.
- Once all the pancakes are ready, serve with a sprinkling of young coconut and macadamia nuts.
`ono! (Hawaiian for 'delicious')