Pit Boss Pancake Stack This Pit Boss Pancake Stack is a real show-stopper – layers of fluffy buttermilk pancakes, stuffed with Nutella and bananas, topped with maple syrup and a crown of whipped cream. Step aside French Toast – this is the breakfast of champions!
For something a bit different, try replacing Nutella and banana with peanut butter chips and strawberries to make a PB&J Pancake Stack, or sub out Nutella for Nutella Swirl Italian Ice and top with seasonal berries for an Italian-inspired fruity version.
– 2 cups cake flour
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
– 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 2 cups buttermilk
– 2 eggs
– 2 tablespoons melted butter
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 4 tablespoons Nutella
– 4-5 ripe bananas
– Maple Syrup
– Whipped cream
1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, and vegetable oil until incorporated.
3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together gently until just combined. The batter will be lumpy, so don’t overmix.
4. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add a small pat of butter to the pan.
5. Pour a ¼ cup of the batter onto the hot skillet and spread out.
6. When the top of the pancake begins to bubble and the edges start to look set, spread 1 tablespoon of Nutella over the pancake, followed by thin slices of banana.
7. Flip the pancake and cook for another one to two minutes until cooked through.
8. Once cooked, transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining batter and filling.
9. To assemble the stack, lay one pancake down and spread another tablespoon of Nutella and slices of banana across the pancake. Lay a second pancake on top, spread with Nutella and banana slices, and repeat until you have a four-layer tower.
10. Top with maple syrup, a dollop of whipped cream, and a dusting of powdered sugar. Enjoy!
COOKING HACK: If making the pancakes ahead of time, store individually in between sheets of parchment paper on a pan and freeze. When ready to assemble, pop them in the toaster to warm them up and the stack won’t need as much time in the skillet.
– If you have leftovers, put them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, put them in the toaster!
– For an added treat, drizzle melted Nutella over the stack and top with chopped nuts.
– Serve alongside a protein such as bacon, sausage, or eggs for a complete meal.