Nog Banana Pancakes

Eggnog screams Christmas, and it seem fitting to make these pancakes just a week before Christmas.
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On a recent visit to Whole Foods, I came across So Delicious’ Nog Coconut Milk.  I purchased this beverage based on Tina’s recommendation from Carrots n Cake
Coming from someone who isn’t a big fan of traditional eggnog, So Delicious’ version is completely vegan, hence there is no egg in it.  It is creamy, delicious, and has a bold flavor of nutmeg.  I figured since I won’t be drinking an entire quart of “nog” all by myself, I might as well put it to good use and make pancakes, Nog Banana Pancakes to be exact.
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And since I was out of whole wheat pastry flour, can you believe it, I used all purpose white flour for a change.  The result – perfectly golden brown fluffy pancakes.  eggnog pancakes 053
Hope you enjoy these pancakes this Christmas!  eggnog pancakes 062


NUTRITION: Although coconut milk contains saturated fats, not all saturated fats pose as a health problem, especially those linked with coconut milk.  This version of “nog” contains no cholesterol.  Bananas are a very good source of Vitamin B6.  They are also a good source of Vitamin C and Fiber.
* for a healthier alternative, use whole wheat pastry flour instead of all purpose white flour… I just didn’t have any on hand.


INGREDIENTS (makes 5 to 6 pancakes ~ 3 servings):

* Banana Coconut Smoothie      this stuff is so good, you can drink this as a smoothie.
  • So Delicious Nog Coconut Milk – 2 cups
  • Banana – 2
  • Ground Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp
Pancake Batter
  • All Purpose White Flour – 1 1/4 cup  (for a healthier alternative, use whole wheat pastry flour)
  • Baking Powder – 2 tsp
  • Ground Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • * Banana Coconut Smoothie – 2 cups
  • Egg – 1
  • Pure Vanilla – 1 tsp
  • Banana – 1 (small diced)
  • Unsalted Butter – tad for glazing; 1 tsp when serving


DIRECTIONS:
1. Using a magic bullet or blender, blend the ingredients of the Banana Coconut Smoothie.  Set aside.

2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl… flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.  Set aside.
3. Add the egg and vanilla along with 2 cups of the banana coconut smoothie - if you have leftovers, it's a great smoothie.  Mix well.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet.  Mix until well combined.  DO NOT OVERMIX.
5. Dice a banana.  Add the banana to the batter.  Combine.


6. Heat a nonstick pan on medium heat, once hot, add a tad of butter. eggnog pancakes 100
7. Using a 1/4 cup measurement, drop a 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of pancake batter mixture onto the heated pan.  Cook for a couple minutes until golden brown on one side.eggnog pancakes 101
8. Flip.


9. Top with a little more butter and serve immediately.  These pancakes are extremely filling since they incorporate a lot of bananas and coconut milk.  Enjoy!eggnog pancakes 024

TELL ME: Are you a fan of Eggnog?  If not, have you ever tried a “vegan” version?


18 comments:

  1. yum! Looks delicious! You gave me an idea for Christmas morning!

    xo, Elisa

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  2. Pancakes look delicious dear,
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    Have a wonderful week ahead !

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  3. I'm the only one in my house that likes the flavor of nog - guess the whole batch is mine! :)

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  4. I am not a fan of egg nog...maybe I should try this version? I love pancakes in any case!

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  5. @Elisa - glad you think so... will be great for Christmas morning. :)

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  6. @Kausers - thank you. I'll check out your site.

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  7. @Heather - yes, you and I both. No one else likes nog!

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  8. @Ameena - I'm not a huge fan of eggnog either, but you may like this, it's vegan (coconut milk), so none of that eggy taste. Good stuff. :)

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  9. I've only ever tried eggnog in the form of Eggnog Lattes at Starbucks! I can't decide whether i am a fan...not sureif I like the eggy flavor in liquid form. As for eggy pancakes, that is definitely something I can get on board with :)!

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  10. These look great! I am loving all of the nog recipes out there and I like that this one is a great breakfast recipe.

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  11. Your post reminds me that I haven't cooked pancakes in a while. Going to have to try that Nog Coconut Milk. Wishing I had some of those delicious looking pancakes right now!

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  12. Wow, I have never seen that drink before. Is it healthy? :-) The pancakes look superb. I am going to make a batch of the your pumpkin ones again for Christmas. I am actually going to triple the batch and freeze some so that I can just have them right away on Christmas day!! Hope to do a post on them. Will let you know.

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  13. @Khushboo - I think you'll really like them. The nog itself is vegan, but I added an egg.

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  14. @Natalie - Thanks.. glad you like it.

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  15. @Christin - Get the Nog Coconut Milk before the holiday season is up. :) Sure you'd like them.

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  16. @eatgood4life - The drink has 3 grams of fat per half cup and 3g of saturated fat.. so not the healthiest, but not terrible I guess. Oh, I'm so glad you like the Pumpkin Pancakes, yes, let me know when you do a post. :)

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  17. I'm not really a fan of eggnog but I like it in baked goods! So something like this is just perfect. Now if we actually had eggnog here and didn't have to make it homemade. ;)

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  18. @Erin - I'm not a huge fan of Eggnog either, but these pancakes were pretty awesome. Think you'd like them. :-)

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