Banana Pancake Bites

Ingredients

  • ½ cup
    all purpose flour
  • ½ cup
    whole wheat (regular or pastry) flour
  • ¼ tsp.
    salt
  • 1 tsp.
    baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp.
    BeeMaid Honey
  • 1 cup
    buttermilk
  • 1
    banana, mashed
  • 1
    large egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp.
    melted butter
  • 1 tsp.
    vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp.
    unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp.
    orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp.
    BeeMaid liquid or creamed honey

Directions

Preheat oven to 425F
In a large bowl, whisk both flours, salt and baking powder.  Add honey, buttermilk, mashed banana, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix until just combined.
 
Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray and pour heaping tablespoons of batter into the pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until puffed and slightly golden.
 
Combine softened unsalted butter, orange zest and honey either by hand using a spoon or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.  Turn the machine on medium speed and mix until creamy and well combined.  Transfer to a serving dish.
 
Remove the pancake bites from the oven and allow to cool slightly before removing them from the pan. Please note that steps 4 and 5 may need to be repeated to create all 30 bites (depending on the size of the pan).  Serve with honey butter.

Recipe courtesy of National Honey Board