When I was in the fifth grade, my math teacher was going around the room, asking all the students what they had for breakfast. She got to me and, without missing a beat, I said ‘nothing.’ Her whole lesson was thrown off by that revelation. What? A fifth grader who didn’t eat in the morning? Didn’t I normally have breakfast?
Well, honestly, no. It just wasn’t something I did, and I was okay with that. Occasionally I would have a cold Pop Tart just out of the package. And once in a while, I might have some cereal, but more often than not I eschewed breakfast. So did my mother. Eating in the morning? No thanks.
(My mother is cringing right now, coincidentally. She was mortified that I admitted to not eating in the morning.)
To this day, breakfast is a struggle for me. Cooking and eating is my last thought in the morning. I can barely make a cup of coffee — thank goodness for my Senseo. (Seriously, every busy woman should have one. Particularly moms.) Last year, I chronicled my attempts at learning to actually cook in the am (I went through a long spell where everything burned). I have since mastered scrambled eggs, omelets, pancakes and more.
When Cate originally posted these banana pancakes, I thought “What’s the big deal?” (Sorry, Cate!) But when she wrote about them again recently while highlighting a buttermilk pancake recipe on MyRecipes, I was intrigued.
The kids and I ate them last weekend. Then I made them again over the weekend. They are a perfect mixture of moistness, sweetness, and banana flavor. And they cooked up so easily. Total yum.
For the recipe — which you should print out and tape to the inside of a cabinet like Cate did. It’s. That. Good. — go to this page on Sweetnicks.