Thursday, August 28, 2014

Recipe of the Week: Keke Vai with Banana (Banana Pancakes)

Perhaps it was the Jack Johnson song, but doesn't the idea of making banana pancakes on a rainy Sunday morning sound divine?  How about cooking up some banana pancakes in Maui (which is exactly what I am going to be doing in a few days).

Keke Vai is Tongan for banana pancakes.  This recipe is slightly different from the Bisquick pancakes you are probably used to making, but it still looks divine.



Keke Vai with Banana (Banana Pancakes)


3-4 cups flour
3-4 tsp baking powder (per cup of flour used)
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3 cups water (or less); add 1/2 cup at a time
2-3 very rip smashed bananas
1/4 cup vegetable oil
coconut pancake syrup


Mix dry ingredients thoroughly, then add water and stir until well combined.  Batter should be on the thick side.

Stir in the smashed bananas.

Heat 1/4 cup oil in a saute pan on medium high heat.  After pan is heated, scoop keke mixture and carefully pour into the pan.

Fry keke in oil and flip (carefully) away from you as to not splatter grease all over you!

Drain on a paper towel.

Best served warm with coconut pancake syrup.

Oh....let's crank up some JACK!!

Recipe Courtesy of  The Polynesian Kitchen
Image found of Google Images 
Jake clip on YouTube