Out of the scrapbook comes one of my all time favourite pancake recipes. This pancake recipe has a little twist to it as it incorporates a banana in to the mix. I kid myself it makes them healthier, but we all know that assumption all depends on the toppings and how many of them you eat.
These pancakes are of the Scotch/American variety. In plain english I mean they rise slightly. The recipe below serves 8 – 10 depending on how big (and thick) you like them.
You will need a sieve and a blender and roughly 10 minutes out of your day to make and serve these up. In that time my son can also finish eating them!
Here is the step by step guide how to make them.
Banana pancake recipe
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 160 g plain flour
- 235 ml milk
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Use the sieve to sift the flour, baking powder and salt in to a bowl.
Put the banana, milk, egg and vanilla extract in to the blender. Blend until smooth.
Melt some butter in a frying pan and carefully spoon the mixture in to the pan. I use a ladle and fill it up half way. If you use a cup for measurement then I would say fill it half full. It all depends on how big you like your pancakes.
After initially putting the mixture in the pan I turn the heat down to low so that they cook throughout and don't burn on one side. Keep checking the underneath and then flip them over when you are happy with the colour.
Just a note as a reminder that these are not the crepe style pancakes so I wouldn't spread the mixture too thinly.
If you don’t want to eat them all on the same day then save some of the mixture and keep it in the fridge. It will keep for a couple of days.
Here are our top 5 serving suggestions:
- Fruit – jazz it up with raspberries, strawberries, sliced banana or a combination of all three.
- Honey – couldn’t be simpler or tastier
- Bacon and maple syrup – it sounds weird but we love them this way. The crisper the bacon the better – trust me!
- Pecans nuts and maple syrup – not recommended for those on a diet
- Chocolate ice cream – although probably not at breakfast time
The big debate I always have is should pancakes be a breakfast item or a dessert? Which camp are you in?
Hope you enjoy them.