Happy Birthday Mr. Wonderful!!! The love of my life, best friend and best father a gal could dream up. So, after so many years of doing things for Mr. W that I often enjoyed more than he (although he would never tell me that), I decided to make this birthday all about him; what he likes, what he likes to do, what he likes to eat.
There are no traditional gifts, just 7 magical days of experiences. Day 1 started out with our daughter Em and I waking him up and telling him about his week long birthday celebration and Day 1 was about celebrating with his 3 best buds.
On day 2 we celebrated with our closest friends. Day 3 was a celebration with relatives. Days 4-6 were just our family. The best celebration was with Mr. W, Em and I.
Day 6 is Mr. W’s birthday and we celebrated with our family. All the food I made are his favorites. Starting with breakfast I made him Banana Pecan Buttermilk Pancakes and Candied Bacon. He absolutely loves this breakfast.
The Banana Pecan Buttermilk Pancakes and Candied Brown Sugar Bacon were so delicious we did not even need maple syrup. The best part is, they were not heavy and did not weigh us down. The pancakes taste almost like the best banana bread you have ever had in your life with the texture of a light and fluffy pancake. The bacon, oh heavens… It is bacon, covered in brown sugar. Need I say more???
Banana Pecan Buttermilk Pancakes
1? Cups all-purpose flour
? Cup granulated sugar
1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
? Cup melted butter
1 large egg
1¼ cups buttermilk (or make your own)
pinch of kosher salt
1? Cups smashed or pureed banana
1 cup chopped pecans
In a large bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine. Add butter, egg and buttermilk. Using a mixer combine until smooth. Add banana and pecans, combine with mixer.
Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Add butter to pan. Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, pour the batter onto the hot pan.
When the edges begin to bubble, turn the pancakes.
They ought to be mild brown. Cook on the alternative facet till moderate brown.
Makes 16 pancakes (4 person servings)