Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hearty banana pancakes

Let's kick off the new year, starting with banana pancakes for breakfast.

I've posted a picture of these pancakes before, but I've never done a full post about it.

This recipe never seems to ever fail me. No added sugar, 100% wholemeal and seriously tasty. Every bite is an explosion of banana. What I like to do is slice some bananas, and while the first side of the pancake is cooking, I like to drop in a few banana slices, or even put in some blueberries.

Banana pancakes
Adapted from Taste

Makes 12 pancakes

2 large bananas
1 1/2 wholemeal self raising flour (or wholemeal plain flour, and add 1 teaspoon of baking soda) *
1 1/2 cups buttermilk *
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon honey *
Olive oil (for cooking)

* I usually omit the honey.
* I substitute buttermilk for normal milk.
* If you're really not a wholemeal person, unlike me, you can sub in half wholemeal and half plain flour. Or else just use all purpose!

1. Mash the bananas in a bowl. Place flour in a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Combine the milk, eggs, honey and mashed banana in a jug. Pour into well. Whisk until smooth. Stand for 10 minutes.
2. Heat the pan with olive oil on medium heat. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into the pan (I like to use an ice cream scoop instead). Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip over.
3. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

I suggest these toppings:
More fruit like banana slices, blueberries, strawberries, kiwi-fruit and mango. Serve it up with some honey or maple syrup. Add a dollop of yoghurt or even ice cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

1 comment:

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