Woodstock Inn Bed & Breakfast - Independence, MO, 64050, United States
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Banana Nut Friendship Pancakes

While Independence is where I grew up, after I married, I lived and worked in the western United States for 25 years. When I would return to Independence to visit family and friends, I often stayed with my dear friend Donna. On every visit she would treat me to the most delicious Banana Nut Pancakes. I looked forward to them every visit. I recently served these cakes at the Inn and they were met with rave reviews. In a nod to enduring friendships and pancake lovers everywhere, here is my version of those cakes.

Banana Nut Friendship Pancakes
Makes 6-8 Pancakes

Pre-packaged Pancake Mix - Such as Hungry Jack Buttermilk Complete Mix)
1 Teaspoon plus ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
½ Teaspoon Banana Extract (optional)
1 large or two medium very ripe bananas (bananas will have dark spots on peel)
Nonstick buttery spray
2 large bananas (bananas will have bright yellow peel)
¾ Cup Pecan Pieces
1 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
1 Tablespoon Butter

Following directions on your pre-packaged pancake mix, prepare enough batter to make 6-8 pancakes.
ADD to prepared pancake batter - peeled and mashed ripe bananas;
plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and the banana extract.
Mix well to distribute the banana.

Using a griddle or skillet, coat with nonstick buttery spray, cooking pancakes according to directions on the mix.

Meanwhile, add pecan pieces to a dry skillet toasting over medium heat. Do not cook on high as the pecans will burn easily. Stir gently until you begin to smell the pecans and they start to turn brown. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a small saucepan, add syrup, butter, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, warm over medium heat; stir to combine.

Place two pancakes on a plate. Top with ½ peeled, sliced large banana and two tablespoons of pecans. Pour over warmed syrup mixture. Enjoy!

Woodstock Inn Bed & Breakfast
1212 West Lexington Avenue
Independence, MO, 64050, United States
Call: 816.886.5656

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Woodstock Inn Bed & Breakfast

It is with pleasure that we invite you to be our guest at Woodstock Inn. Curl up in front of a fire in our Italian suite, languish in the Riviera Suite, or cozy into our English spa room. Enjoy breakfast served from our Old English kitchen, and relax around the French trestle table as we enjoy sharing our Inn with you. We specialize in creating a sense of relaxed luxury where our guests feel pampered and special, and quite at ease.