Rhinegeist Recipes: Hugh Banana Pancakes



"Pancakes are a breakfast delight. Pancakes made with Rhinegeist Hugh and bananas? Well, that's one delicious way to wake up in the morning!" — Chef Christian Gill

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of Rhinegeist Hugh
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of baking powder (if you want thinner wispy pancakes, cut this to 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons of local honey
  • 3 eggs (lightly whisked)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of allspice
  • 3 bananas (chunked)

Instructions:

  • In a medium mixing bowl combine eggs, honey, vanilla and a can of Hugh. Whisk until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and allspice. Whisk to blend dry ingredients.
  • Slowly incorporate liquids into the dry ingredient bowl. Make sure to thoroughly blend mixture.  Add banana chunks and fold into the batter.
  • Heat a small amount of olive oil in a medium skillet. (Medium heat so you don't burn your pancakes!)
  • Once skillet is hot, add approximately 3 tablespoons of batter to skillet. Let bubbles form in the pancake before flipping (approximately 2 mins per side).
  • Stack and keep warm until you are ready to serve!

Added Bonus: Banana Brûlée Topping

Chef Gill used his torch but anyone can make a makeshift Brûlée banana topping using their broiler.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (sliced thin)
  • 2 tablespoons of raw sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of butter

Instructions:

  • Preheat broiler.
  • Grease a cookie sheet with butter. Make sure to keep it in a small area in the middle of the cookie sheet.
  • Lay out banana slices in the greased portion of the cookie sheet. Sprinkle sugar evenly across bananas.
  • Set your oven rack to the top slot and add cookie sheet.
  • Broiler should melt and char the sugar onto the bananas in approximately 2 minutes but keep an eye on them — don't let them blacken!
  • When finished, remove from oven and top pancakes with Brûlée Bananas before adding your favorite maple syrup or maple cream!

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