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Grandma's Soul Food Pancakes (with Plantains)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"My grandmother is from Mississippi. I call these her 'soul food' pancakes because she grew up at a time when people who had very little made simple meals taste super delicious. Every Sunday before church, she made these pancakes to get us out of bed. They have a crepe like texture but are still pancakes and are delicious."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 215 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-low heat; saute plantains until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer plantains to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.
  2. Beat egg in a large bowl until fluffy. Stir milk and margarine into egg; add flour, sugar, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir mixture until batter is smooth. Fold plantains into batter.
  3. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a heavy griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Griddle is ready with a drop of water breaks into several smaller balls that dance around griddle. Pour batter, about 1/4 cup per pancake, into hot griddle. Cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • For a thinner batter, add water to find your preferred consistency.
  • If plantains are very ripe, the sugar in them will make them turn darker faster while sauteeing in butter, but they will still taste good.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 215 calories; 7.9 g fat; 32.2 g carbohydrates; 5.2 g protein; 38 mg cholesterol; 356 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Amazing!!!So light and fluffy it tasted amazing and my kids absoloutly loved it! Perfect treat for lazy Sunday mornings!!!

Great taste! Definitely a "soul food" for our house

I've been searching for a plantain recipe to satisfy my craving for Costa Rican food (in Canada) and this one is it! Followed the recipe to a T, but mashed the plantains after they were fried...