Brunch is my favorite thing. I love what is represents — the right to be unabashed in how many times you press snooze, the right to move slowly, the right to drink citrus and alcohol with friends at 11 a.m. Brunch is a remarkable art that I enjoy indulging in, and even more than that I love preparing & serving it.
What I love so much about these pancakes is how light they are (not in calories unfortunately) and how well they pair with other heartier brunch items — like my version of a more high octane mimosa and silky blueberry whipped cream that might possibly the most beautiful color you'll ever see.
- Sift the flour into a medium sized bowl and add other dry ingredients.
- Chop the banana finely and add to the dry mixture, making sure all the ingredients are evenly mixed.
- In another bowl whisk all wet ingredients together, once mixed add to the dry mixture and combine with a fork. Batter will be thin.
- Heat your griddle to just above medium and grease with butter before beginning the pancakes.
- Combine blueberries and 1/2 cup sugar in a sauce pan. Heat to medium-high and stir together with a fork, popping the blueberries with the tip of the fork. Do this for a couple of minutes until all the blueberries burst open.
- Add about a 1 1/2 cups water (should barely cover the blueberries) and stir while reducing heat to medium. Heat until bubbling and reduce to low, stirring slowly for about a minute. The mixture should be a thick jam-like consistency. Set aside in another bowl to cool.
- Next whip the heavy cream and 1/4 cup sugar into stiff peaks, adding the maple syrup and completely cooled blueberry mixture in halfway. Add blueberry to your taste — you can add all or half, depending on how you like it. **you could substitute the blueberries with any of your favorite berries**
This part is easy! Just mix all ingredients together, adding the gin last while stirring in ice. Garnish with citrus. I use Hendricks gin (an all time fave of mine) because it's floral and light, but other floral or citrus gins will work just as well.