Okay I had to share this topping and give it a post all its own – it was that good!
You can use any pancakes for this, as the topping is the star of the show:
Banana Maple topping:
- 1 small ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
- 9 grams of walnuts (toasted is best!)
In a bowl, mash the banana really well with a fork until it is completely liquid. Mix in the maple syrup and heat in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds just to warm up. Put onto pancakes and sprinkle with the walnuts. This is sooooo good! The riper the banana, the more sauce-like the consistency will be (and sweeter).
Serves 1 – Calories approx 160
This would be awesome on french toast, probably even a bagel. I love real maple syrup, but it is so calorie dense and just a couple tablespoons is never enough for me, so this is a great way to stretch it out with enough topping for pancakes to satisfy me.
Fun tip: Did you know that you can toast nuts in the microwave? Just put them on a paper towel and zap in 30 second intervals until they are the toastiness that you like. These walnuts took a little over a minute and had come out of the fridge.
And can you believe there were no blueberries on my pancakes???