Caramelized Banana Pancakes with Maple-Almond Sauce

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Banana pancakes are among the most economical breakfasts you can make—but they certainly don't taste low-budget. That's because when the cheap, grocery-store staples hit the griddle, they caramelize, turning into something otherworldly. To make these beauties, just prepare a usual pancake batter and stir in one mashed banana. Then, when you ladle the batter onto the pan, drop a couple of banana slices onto each cake. A drizzle of honey before flipping allows the fruit to brown as it cooks. And instead of syrup, try the maple-almond sauce that accompanies this recipe; just a little bit takes this dish to the next level.

Get the recipe: Caramelized Banana Pancakes with Maple-Almond Sauce