by Holladay Allen
Native Foods Cafe
Today is National Donald Duck Day... you know that duck that dresses like a sailor and has kind of a bad temper but is really just a loveable guy with some hang-ups? Well he gets a whole day to himself. Let ducks around the world rejoice! So I googled "Donald Duck's favorite foods" and a few tings came up, but the most legit one seemed to come from DisneyWiki where they say hot chocolate and sandwiches. Well upon further investigation, I stumbled upon a Three for Breakfast, a short cartoon, where Donald prepares a rather large pancake breakfast, only to have Chip & Dale find clever ways to thieve his pancakes. Truth be told, Donald made soooooo many pancakes, that had he just shared with Chip & Dale to begin with, he would have avoided this entire situation... and getting stuck in a roof vent. You can watch Three for Breakfast here!
So in honor of Donald's apparent love of pancakes and the fact that today is his day, I present you with...
Donald Duck's Favorite Pancakes: Cornmeal and Banana Flapquacks
What You'll Need:
¼ cup cornmeal
¼ cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tsp agave or sugar
1 tsp coconut oil
1 or 2 thinly sliced bananas, depending on how much you like bananas
Oil, for pan-frying
What You Do:
1. Heat a large non-stick pan on medium-low heat and wipe a little oil on the surface.
2. In a small bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. Add the non-dairy milk, agave and oil and stir briefly until the mixture is fairly smooth ( I placed in blender).
3. Pour the pancake batter into the pan making small circles, then lay banana slices in batter. Cook until bubbles form on the top of the batter and the bottom is a golden hue, 3-5 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until both sides are golden. Repeat as necessary until all of the batter has been used up.
4. Top the pancakes with fresh fruit, maple syrup or whatever you’d like. I like to eat them plain with the sweetness of the banana and the slight crunch of the cornmeal.