Total preparation time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8 servings
1 stick butter
1 cup Maple Syrup
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
1 recipe of your favorite pancake mix (we like buttermilk recipe from Bisquick)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (high middle section)
In heavy cast iron skillet (#8 or #10 size) over low heat melt 1 stick of butter; with pastry brush, brush all the sides of the skillet with the butter. Then gently add 1 cup of Maple syrup. Remove from heat, let cool.
Slice 3-4 bananas evenly to completely cover bottom of pan.
Mix up 1 recipe pancake mix and add the vanilla.
Immediately pour batter slowly over the banana/syrup combo. Let sit 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle chopped toasted pecans over that.
Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes or until cake tester inserted comes out clean.
Let cool approximately 5 minutes!
Invert on large platter or rimmed cookie sheet and serve.