Tropical Banana Pancakes with Coconut Syrup
Sometimes you’ve just got to have pancakes. Banana pancakes. If you can’t have breakfast in Maui this weekend, our tropical pancakes are the next best thing. Tender and flavorful with a sprinkle of macadamia nuts for crunch, these pancakes will make any morning feel special.Our version includes a super-easy but admittedly non-traditional version of coconut syrup. Most recipes for coconut syrup start with coconut cream and result in a thick topping that’s a bit more like icing than the pancake syrup most of us are accustomed to. Don’t get us wrong, traditional coconut syrup is absolutely delicious and worth trying. Because macadamia nuts and fresh banana bring so much natural sweetness to this pancake recipe, we opted for something a bit simpler to complement all the fruity island flavors. We suggest you skip the butter on these cakes. The inclusion of coconut oil in the syrup provides all the rich, velvety flavor needed to satisfy even the most ardent butter lover.For a gluten-free version of this tasty breakfast, use our coconut-flour pancake mix, and add the remaining ingredients as directed below.