Grandma's Soul Food Pancakes (with Plantains) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
  • READY IN 30 mins

Grandma's Soul Food Pancakes (with Plantains)

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"My grandmother is from Mississippi. I call these her 'soul food' pancakes because she grew up at a time when people who had very little made simple meals taste super delicious. Every Sunday before church, she made these pancakes to get us out of bed. They have a crepe like texture but are still pancakes and are delicious."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-low heat; saute plantains until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer plantains to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.
  2. Beat egg in a large bowl until fluffy. Stir milk and margarine into egg; add flour, sugar, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir mixture until batter is smooth. Fold plantains into batter.
  3. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a heavy griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Griddle is ready with a drop of water breaks into several smaller balls that dance around griddle. Pour batter, about 1/4 cup per pancake, into hot griddle. Cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • For a thinner batter, add water to find your preferred consistency.
  • If plantains are very ripe, the sugar in them will make them turn darker faster while sauteeing in butter, but they will still taste good.
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Dec 06, 2014

I've been searching for a plantain recipe to satisfy my craving for Costa Rican food (in Canada) and this one is it! Followed the recipe to a T, but mashed the plantains after they were fried and then folded them into the mixture. Seriously can't stop eating them!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 215 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 356 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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