Using a protein rich pancake mix, these Pancake Tacos are full of flavor, energy, and delicious banana topping! They’re perfect for breakfast or an after school/work pick me up.
I received samples from Taylor & Colledge and Torani for this #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipe. All opinions are mine alone.
It’s the last day of #BacktoSchoolTreats week. Did you all have as much fun as we did? I hope so. And I hope that you have saved some delicious treats to make your family. You don’t even have to wait until school starts to make them. I suggest making some this weekend!
I mean, you need to test them out right?
A while ago I made hot chicken and pancake tacos. It was a take on Nashville hot chicken. And, it was the first time I even thought about pancake tacos. But it’s not the last time I’m thinking about them, which you can obviously see.
You can fill pancake tacos with pretty much anything! They can be a snack, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert. Oh, and definitely an appetizer, too!!
Just think about it. Fill some scallion pancake tacos with Peking duck or some make some basil pancakes with sliced tomatoes and mozzarella. Top the tacos with some hot dogs, chili and cheese. Okay, that sounds like lunch one day.
Make some buckwheat pancakes and top them with shredded chicken and barbecue sauce and garnish with slaw. Or some oat pancakes and sloppy Joe mix. You see what I mean? Pancake tacos are the new avocado toast; or so I’ve read.
I see those wheels turning!
And there’s countless ideas for breakfast pancake tacos. You could totally do a brunch taco breakfast bar! Scrambled eggs, bacon crumbles or sausage (or both), cheese, tomatoes, onions, salsa, sour cream would be perfect on a pancake taco bar. And you could make the pancake tacos before hand and warm up the day of. Easy peasy!
The trick with making sure you get more of a taco style pancake is to thin the batter out. You don’t want the pancakes to be super fluffly like you would if you were eating them regularly. I added a little extra milk to my pancake mix which made them thinner but not too thin. If they’re too thin then you won’t be able to stuff it full of topping goodness.
I used a protein based Krusteaz buttermilk pancake mix. I had it one hand and it’s quite tasty. Feel free to use whatever pancake mix or recipe you want. Just make sure to add more milk for thinner pancakes. So, if you’re recipe calls for one cup, I’d add an extra 1/4 cup of milk. That should do it. But you’ll have to do a few test runs to make sure they’re not too fluffy.
Pancake tacos look like a scallion pancake and buttermilk pancake had a baby. They’re not too thick and not too thin. They have a little fluff, but not so much that you can’t stuff it with toppings. If that helps with a visual at all.
Since I received some delicious Torani caramel sauce, I had to make some sauteed bananas to go with these delicious pancake tacos. I was going go for something kin to a bananas Foster, but without the alcohol. And that’s sort of what I ended up with. Not to mention they sauteed up in minutes.
I added the Torani syrup to the pan with the bananas and also used it it to garnish the tacos before serving. It’s versatile that way. And also made me think of making a dessert pancake taco sundae.
Can you imagine that?
Pancake taco bottom, some scoops of ice cream on top, bananas, caramel, whipped cream, nuts. I’m drooling. I think I know what we’re having for dessert this weekend. Because now I really want to see if that would actually work. It could take the place of the waffle cone bowl, but you’d still have to put it in a bowl.
Just thinking out loud on this one.
Especially after seeing how this recipe turned out. And the caramel sauce drizzle over the top. Yes, they taste as good as they look. The pancakes aren’t too sweet. They have the hyped up vanilla flavor making them even more delicious.
Then there’s the banana topping. It’s sweet from the bananas with a little added sweetness from the caramel sauce. But it’s really just the bananas making them sweet. I didn’t want this to hurt your teeth when you eat it.
You know what I mean by that, right? So sweet it actually makes your teeth hurt?
Anyway, this is not like that. Kids don’t need all that sugar. And since there’s protein in the pancakes, these pancake tacos would not only be great for breakfast, but also a great pick me up after school, too. Or after work for busy parents. Yes, you can eat pancake tacos, too!
Since they whip up in no time (especially if you have the pancakes ready made) they’re a great snack for everyone in your family. Or a hearty breakfast for all your loved ones.
- 1 cup Krusteaz Protein Buttermilk Pancake Mix
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon Taylor & Colledge vanilla bean paste
- 2 to 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 large bananas, sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons Torani caramel sauce plus more for garnish
- Combine the pancake mix with the milk, egg, and vanilla bean paste until just combined.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Brush some butter in the pan before pouring 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan.
- Cook until bubble on top and golden brown underneath. Turn the pancakes over and cook until lightly browned on the other side.
- Continue cooking the pancakes until you have used all the batter.
- Return the heat to the pan.
- Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan. Once the butter is melted and bubble, add the bananas.
- Saute until soft. Stir in 2 tablespoons caramel sauce and saute a few minutes more.
- Place the pancakes in a taco holder. Top with the bananas and an additional drizzle of the caramel syrup and serve.