Banana and Buttermilk Pancakes By Request

by Cate on August 25, 2008

You know you’re on the right track if, when given the choice of being able to have anything they want for breakfast, your kids choose something that you make.  It totally warms my heart.  This past Friday, I took a day off so I could hang out with the kids.  With summer quickly coming to a fast close, I wanted it to be all about them, and the day was ours.

I told Nicholas that we would do whatever he wanted for breakfast.  We could stay in and make something, or we could go out to eat, it was all up to him.  What did he choose?  My banana pancakes.  We actually make this one often enough that although I should probably know it by heart, the recipe is taped to the inside of one of our kitchen cabinets. 

He’s been on a major pancake kick lately and can eat three without coming up for air.  Recently though, I added another pancake option to his recipe rotation, and you can read about it right here, in my latest article for

And then for the folks at 3-A-Day, you can read about a breakfast tradition that Nicholas has taken on and enjoys.  Bananas in a Bowl is something that I grew up with, and even my Mom enjoyed as a child as well.  I love that it has carried on from generation to generation, and it’s a great food memory for me. 

Now it’s your turn… your favorite breakfast tradition?

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Sarah August 25, 2008 at 11:30 pm

Mmm, banana pancakes!

You certainly are everywhere these days, lady. Go you!


Kim August 27, 2008 at 10:44 pm

During my last pregnancy, I would stumble down to the kitchen between 2 and 4 a.m. to make an apple butter and cheddar sandwich. Does that count?

Pancakes have always been a tradition for us, too. I even had my special spoon to make them. (White plastic, but the perfect size for scooping up the batter.)


Cate August 28, 2008 at 11:50 am

Sarah – ahh, it only seems that way. ;)

Kim – Mmm, may have to try that sandwich. When I was pregnant with Madeline, it was all about fruit and fish.


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