Recipe: Tropical Buttermilk Pancakes

This recipe for Tropical Buttermilk Pancakes is a terrific change from ordinary pancakes… with lots of wonderful flavors… bananas… coconut… rum (extract), pineapple syrup… you’ll think you woke up on a tropical island and breakfast was made especially for you! …

Okay those of you in the northeast and elsewhere where old man winter just paid a visit… the tropical paradise theme may be a little hard to imagine… but you can try … just make this for breakfast and stick a little umbrella in your orange juice… a little island music and… well you’re almost there.

So why the tropical theme… you might ask?

We’re havin’ a blog party tomorrow for one of our fellow bloggers…Dave from Year on the Grill… seems Dave and his wife with the “inconvenient day job” have temporarily settled in the Virgin Islands while she has a temporary transfer at work…. So from snowy Kansas to a tropical paradise he went….

And I must admit… I’m a bit envious… but nonetheless… we all wish him well during his adventure.

So what’s a blog party? All of Dave’s blogger friends get together and post tropical recipes… and “meet” at The Krazy Kitchen blog…. so hop on over tomorrow to the Krazy Kitchen and see what else there is to see…. And of course… stop by Dave’s blog to see what’s cookin’ in the Virgin Islands.

BUT Shhhhhhhhhhhhh... it's a secret until tomorrow...


You can buy pineapple syrup or make your own… see my recipe for Pineapple Syrup.

So without more chit chat… here’s my “tropical” entry….. Tropical Buttermilk Pancakes… I hope you try them!

Recipe: Tropical Buttermilk Pancakes

All you need:

1 cup buttermilk
¼ cup whole milk
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons butter, melted
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons rum extract
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2-3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Pineapple chunks
Pineapple syrup

All you need to do:

In a medium bowl, mash the bananas.

Add and then beat the buttermilk, milk, egg, butter, vanilla and rum extract.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.

Mix well.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Add the coconut and stir to mix well.

Let stand for 5 minutes.

Spray a grill pan with butter flavored cooking oil spray.

Heat the pan over medium heat and make pancakes. Picture shows holes starting to form.. wait to flip until it has more holes.

Watch closely, they tend to scorch easily.

When the top has lots of small holes in the batter and bottom is golden brown, flip them over and cook briefly on the other side.

Serve hot with butter, pineapple chunks and pineapple syrup.


Monica said...

Yumm!! I'm saving this recipe to try sometime soon. I love all of these ingredients and can't wait to try it with my family :)!

Pam said...

Sounds fabulous! Thank you for visiting my blog! I love yours!

Min said...

These look fabulous! Thanks for ensuring we all had a great breakfast before the rounds of tropical drinks at the party! (I'm hoping there might be some leftover for dessert too!)
The Bad Girl's Kitchen

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Wow I can't wait to try these! I have a couple bananas that will be perfect in a couple days! Have fun at the party!
Tamy - OKK

Penny said...

Your pancakes look fabulous. I had fun at the party. It has been great getting to know all of you. I will be back to visit often.

Kristen said...

I love the flavor combinations in these. I am sure my kids would love the change from regular pancakes. I am copying this recipe for future use. Thanks for coming to the party!!
Kristen - Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

A Year on the Grill said...


I am so touched by everyone's efforts. Love these pancakes... everything can be made easily here, so will eb giving these a shot.

Thank you so much for playing along!

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

What delicious pancakes-loved that u brought these to the party.....jus my flavours...banana n pineaplle...

Katy ~ said...

I am sooooo making this!!! Oh my! Is it the weekend yet?

Martha's Menagerie said...

This looks awesome! So glad to have this passed around at the party! Can you bring that fried ravioli to the next party please :-)

Linda said...

You betcha!

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