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As a busy dad, I’m always seeking quick and simple meals to make for my kids. Not only do they have to be easy to prepare, but they must also be tasty. My kids can be picky eaters.
When I’m preparing meals, I solicit input from my children. I’ve discovered that they complain less if they are involved in the cooking process.
One day, I was trying to come up with a creative breakfast idea. My mind was blank and ideas were not forthcoming.
A few minutes later, my 12-year old son, who is always hungry, joined me in the kitchen.
“Watcha doin’?” He asked.
“I’m trying to come up with a new pancake recipe,” I said. “Do you have any ideas?”
He pondered for a moment and his face lit up.
“I have an idea,” he said. “Let’s make a pancake version of the Banana and Nutella crepes that we had at the restaurant.”
“Of course!” I said. “That will be awesome. But instead of using full-sized pancakes, let’s make sliders.”
My son and I spent the next 5 minutes high-fiving each other to celebrate our brilliance.
Below you will find the recipe we created. From start to finish, it took us less than 20 minutes to make.
Nutella and Banana Pancake Sliders
- 2 Cups Hungry Jack Buttermilk pancake mix
- 1-1/2 Cups Water
- 1 Teaspoon Hungry Jack Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Syrup
- 1 Banana
- Vegetable Oil
- Electric griddle or skillet
- Chef’s Knife
- Round Cookie Cutter
- Cutting Board
- Mixing Bowl & Spoon
- Knife for spreading
- Mix your Hungry Jack pancake mix and water in a bowl. Mix until you get rid of large lumps (Batter will be a little lumpy). Too much stirring can cause pancakes to be tough. Let the prepared mix rest for three minutes.
- Coat the griddle or skillet with vegetable oil. Heat over medium-high heat or turn your griddle to 375 F. Your skillet or griddle will be ready when drops of water sizzle and disappear.
- Use a ladle to pour batter onto the hot griddle or skillet.
- Cook each pancake about 1 minute on each side until they’re golden brown. Your pancakes are ready to flip when the bottoms are brown and the bubbles on top begin to pop.
- Spread a pat of butter on each pancake while warm.
- Allow pancakes to cool for about 2 minutes.
- Slice banana into 1/4” pieces.
- Use cookie cutter to cut pancakes into small circles. You will be able to get about 1-2 circles depending on the size of the pancake.
- Spread Nutella on each pancake circle. Separate into tops and bottoms.
- Place 3-4 banana slices on the bottom sections and cover with the top section.
- Makes 4-8 sliders.
My kids really loved these sliders and so did I. They are not only good for breakfast, but they also make a great after school snack.
Join the conversation: What dishes do you like to make with your kids?
Looking for more recipes? Try Chef Tre Wilcox’s Soulful and Heart Healthy Jerk Seasoned Pork Tenderloin