Oct. 29, 2008 -- Fresh off his all-American road-tripping odyssey to research for his new book, "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," Food Network star Guy Fieri stopped by "Good Morning America" to share some of the best recipes from across the nation.
Today, Fieri shared four great dishes straight out of Americana (click on the recipe you'd like to see):
For more meal ideas, check out "GMA's" recipe index.
Chunky Monkey Pancakes
Yield: 2 servings
Your favorite pancake batter
½ cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 bananas, peeled
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Whipped cream, for serving
Confectioners' sugar, for serving
1. On a greased griddle or large skillet, ladle about ¼ cup batter to make a large pancake, about 9 inches in diameter. Once bubbles start to appear on the surface, sprinkle half of the chocolate chips and walnuts on top of the pancake. Flip the pancake when golden brown, and cook until set. Transfer to a plate. Repeat to make another pancake.
2. While the pancakes cook, sprinkle ½ teaspoon cinnamon or to taste over the whole bananas. Melt the butter in a small frying pan over medium heat. When the foam subsides, place the bananas in the pan and sauté, turning, until tender.
3. Wrap each banana in a chocolate chip pancake. Garnish with whipped cream and confectioners' sugar.
Recipe courtesy Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, 2009. Adapted from a recipe courtesy of Dot's Back Inn.