Nutty Banana Pancakes

Makes 15 servings, about 2 pancakes each.

  • 1 1/2 cups CREAM OF RICE Hot Cereal, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 6 tbls. sugar
  • 2 tbls. baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups fat-free milk
  • 6 tbls. butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed ripe
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • COMBINE cereal, flour, sugar and baking powder in large bowl; set aside.
  • BEAT eggs, milk and butter in medium bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add bananas; mix well. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. (Batter will be slightly lumpy.) Let stand 10 min.; stir in walnuts.
  • HEAT lightly greased electric griddle to 350°F or skillet on medium-high heat. Pour scant 1/4 cup batter onto griddle for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on tops; turn over to brown other sides.
  • Jazz It Up: Serve topped with sliced mango, papaya or strawberries.