What do you do when you have bananas that just have to be eaten in your pantry?
Well you make banana smoothies, banana curry and of course banana pancakes.
I cannot resist a bargain and as mini chef is a banana lover I definitely cannot resist a banana bargain. So we have ploughed our way through endless bananas for the past week but there are still 12 to go. I will not be defeated by the banana. No, no, no.
So banana pancakes it is. These remind me so much of one of my favourite Sierra Leonean breakfasts of akara which is why I think I make them lots. That and because these are quick and easy to put together from panty staples.
Vary the spices that you put in to suit your own taste. Also if you have some pancake batter left over pop it in the fridge and cook some more the next day (you might need to add in a tablespoon of milk if it is too thick).
So try this easy banana pancake recipe and please leave me a comment below to tell me what you think.
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Banana Pancake Recipe:
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- 115 g / 4 oz / 1 cup plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp sodium bicarbonate baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon or to taste
- ¼ tsp grated nutmeg or to taste
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 160 ml milk 3/4 cup
- 2 bananas mashed
- Honey to taste optional
- In a large bowl add flour, baking powder, sodium bicarbonate, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and mix thoroughly.
- Add in the eggs, milk, mashed banana and honey (if using) and mix with a fork.
- Do not over mix it, stop when the ingredients are combined.
- You will be left with a thick batter. It does not matter if there are a few lumps in the batter.
- Heat a non stick frying pan over medium heat.
- Melt the tiniest knob of butter in frying pan and add in a ladle of batter.
- Cook the pancake for a couple of minute and when the top starts bubbling then turn over and cook the other side till it is golden.
- Serve with maple syrup, nuts or any other toppings that you prefer.