A blender does an excellent job of hiding suspicious ingredients – in this case, banana. Not that there’s usually any problem with bananas, but you never know. For goodness sake, just don’t leave any chunks.
1 ripe banana, peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup milk
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp granulated sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
vegetable oil, to grease pan
In a blender, combine the banana, egg, milk and vegetable oil. Blend until smooth. Add the flour, sugar and baking powder and blend until everything is evenly mixed (Stop the blender and scrape down the sides of the container once or twice.)
Lightly coat the bottom of a griddle or wide frying pan with vegetable oil. Place over medium heat until a drop of water sizzles immediately when you drop it in the pan. Pour banana batter in batches into pan and cook over medium-low heat until pancakes are well browned on the bottom and bubbles have risen to the surface on top. Turn and cook until golden brown on both sides.
Serve immediately with maple syrup. Maple syrup is probably OK. But, just to be safe, don't mention that it comes from trees.
Optional spotted banana variation: Add 1/2 cup(125 mL) chocolate chips to the batter before cooking
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