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Banana Cinnamon Pancakes

by Stephanie Clinton

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I love using ready made pancake mix. You purists can scoff, but I love me some Aunt Jemima.  My mom insists that it's just as easy to measure out flour, baking soda, sugar, water and a pinch of salt.  However, should it come down to a pancake race, my money is on my quick pour-and-stir reflexes.  

One time I made pancakes from scratch using a Pioneer Woman recipe and my son's response was…"What is wrong with these pancakes?" Since then I have been faithful to Aunt Jemima.  

However, plain pancakes can get a little boring after a while, so I try to mix it up a bit by adding different flavors. It keeps the magic in our relationship alive.  


  • 2 cups Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete pancake mix*
  • 1 1/2 cups water (approx.  add more if you need a thinner batter)
  • 1 ripe banana, smashed
  • 1 cup cinnamon flavored apple sauce**
  • 2 Tbs. wheat germ


  • Mix everything together and make pancakes.  It's that easy!

*If you are going to use pancake mix, make sure you get the kind that says all you have to add is water.  KISS those pancakes: Keep It Simple Stupid.

**I like Sprouts brand cinnamon applesauce.  It is very cinnamon-y.

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