Easy Banana Pancakes

IMG_2714Hi guys,

I thought I’d share another recipe on this blog for some more pancakes because you can never have too many pancakes, amiright??!

I originally saw the recipe for these on an Instagram account that I follow called real.and.wholesome a few weeks ago and have been making them non-stop since!!

What I love about these pancakes is how incredibly easy they are to make! With only a few ingredients even the worst cook could whip these up with no trouble at all. They are also extremely healthy with no refined sugar in them – the sweetness comes from the mashed banana. I like how they also contain wholemeal self-raising flour – another wholesome ingredient! This is sometimes a difficult ingredient to cook with because it can end up in the pancakes becoming really tough and not at all appetising. However, in this particular recipe it seems to work just fine and the pancakes turn out nice and fluffy like they would if you had used normal self-raising flour.

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I usually wake up starving and cannot be bothered making the pancake batter in the morning, then letting it rest for half an hour before waiting what seems like an eternity for the pancakes to cook, so I like to make the batter for these the day before and then just pop them in the pan to cook in the morning. This way the whole process is much easier and quicker when I wake up in the morning!

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Because there is no actual sugar in the pancake mixture I like to go big on the toppings. Some of my favourite toppings are the classic maple syrup, as well as chocolate sauce, yogurt, peanut butter, Nutella and of course, fruit – I love berries and banana, especially caramelised banana! Also, the banana flavour isn’t overly strong in these pancakes because they only contain one banana so you can really go all out with the toppings.

 

Recipe

Easy Banana Pancakes

Makes 4 – 8 depending on size

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk or water*
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Add the banana, egg, milk and vanilla extract to a bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Add in the flour, baking powder and salt to the wet mixture and combine with a spatula.
  3. Melt some butter/olive oil/coconut oil in a pan over medium-low heat.
  4. Drop desired amount of mixture into the pan to form the pancake and wait until the pancake begins to bubble before flipping and cooking the other side until golden.
  5. Repeat with the rest of the mix.
  6. Serve & enjoy!

Notes:

  • * Almond milk works well too
  • * You can also use normal self-raising flour
  • Original recipe from here.
  • Normally I make about 5 pancakes

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Tanisha xx

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