Love People, Cook Them Pancakes
For Love…For Mom
My mom was an extraordinary woman. She always did things her way. She was the one who would drive 50 mph in the left lane and smile ever so politely at people as they passed her furiously. She was our biggest supporter, always saw the positive in every situation, and had the patience of a saint. She brought me to cooking classes, on shopping trips, and lunch dates…and most importantly, never, ever forgot to tell us how much she loved us and how proud she was of us. We lost her three years ago to cancer. Even though I know I don’t possess all of her qualities (e.g. patience), I learned so much from her. She helped make me the person I am today. My mom didn’t cook a lot, but she definitely had her recipes that were tried and true. I hold those close to me. She would wake up extra early in the mornings before school and make us pancakes for breakfast. She spoiled us. We were lucky. She loved everything I made for her and always encouraged me to cook and bake more. And so, I make these for her. For the ones I love. To keep her with me…in my head, in my heart. To remind me of her, her love, and everything she taught me.
So please, go make these for your family and friends. Share the love. Because if you knew her, you’d know that there’s so much love to be shared.
•1 cup flour
•2 TBSP sugar
•1 tsp baking powder
•1/2 tsp baking soda
•dash of salt
•1 cup milk
•3 TBSP melted butter
•2 ripe bananas
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix in milk & egg until combined. Mash in bananas. Add in melted butter. Combine.
Spray a frying pan or griddle over medium-medium high heat lightly with cooking spray. With a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop up batter and pour directly on to pan. Let sit until you can see bubbles forming on top of pancake. Once you can see the bubbles, pancake is ready to flip. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve immediately with butter and maple syrup.