Bananas, pancakes, chocolate and fire. A delicious combination if ever there was. AND the recipe is totally kid friendly too. By now you should know a couple things about me. I am a nerd, I love to cook, and I love to cook with garlic. When I found this recipe, the novelty of the title alone had me rushing out to make it. Well I did, and it was groovy baby! YEAH!
Place the maple syrup into a sauté pan with the brown sugar. Heat over medium heat, stirring until the brown sugar is dissolved. Add the banana slices and continue to stir for another 4 to 5 minutes, until the syrup thickens a little. Remove from the heat and add the butter cubes. Stir well to incorporate all the butter; set aside.
Preheat the grill to medium heat.
In a bowl, mix the eggs, buttermilk and melted butter until smooth. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until just smooth.
In a nonstick frying pan set over medium heat, melt 1–2 tbsp. of the butter. Using a small ladle, spoon the batter into the hot pan, making 4–inch pancakes. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Cook until the bubbles that form on the top of the pancakes begin to burst. Flip and continue to cook until the pancakes are golden brown on the bottom, about 1 to 2 more minutes. Repeat until all of the batter is used.
Place 3 pancakes down the center of the plank. Spoon a little maple syrup/banana mixture onto each one. Place another pancake on top followed by more banana. Repeat until all the pancakes and bananas are used.
Place the plank into the grill and close the lid. Plank bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until hot throughout. Remove from grill and serve immediately with more maple syrup, and butter, and melted chocolate as necessary.
I don’t know about you, but I want to grill a batch of these up and watch Austin Powers in Goldmember!
What movie inspired recipes do you have?