Inspired by Jack Johnson, one weekend I decided to make banana pancakes. I'm not a big fan of pancakes anymore, but these I do love. They are a great way to use up over-ripe bananas too. Here's how I do it:
2 c Krusteaz Wheat Pancake mix (trust me, they aren't nearly as good with white pancake mix)
1 1/2 c water (more or less, according to desired thickness of pancakes)
1 over-ripe banana, mashed to desired lumpiness
1/4 c flaked coconut
1/4 c chopped walnuts, almonds, or macadamias
spoonful of wheat germ (if desired, for good health)
Mix the pancake mix and water. Add banana, coconut, nuts, and wheat germ; mix. Pour/spoon batter onto lightly greased and preheated griddle (375 degrees/medium heat) and cook each side until browned, flipping only once. Serve with maple syrup* while listening to Jack Johnson's Banana Pancakes (In Between Dreams album).
* I like 100% pure maple, rather than the 2% maple plus corn syrup stuff. If you haven't tried it, you should.