Banana Pancake

Cook Time: 20 Mins

Costs: £2 serves 2

Region: Western

Difficulty: 2/5

banana pancake

Inspiration

The inspiration for this banana pancake came from some incredibly ripe and blackened bananas. Not wanting to waste the bananas, I looked through my kitchen cupboards for inspiration when I found a bag of oats. I had a little light bulb moment. I decided to do a little experiment with the oats and the bananas and the result was this recipe. If you see your bananas becoming a little black on the outside, don’t throw it away. Very ripe bananas are perfect for this recipe and it’s a great way to avoid food wastage.

Cost

All the ingredients are easily accessible in most supermarkets. The banana pancake is also a great way to use up ripe bananas that you have lying around. Ripened bananas work much better than new bananas because they are softer and sweeter. Ripe bananas also blend more smoothly making the overall consistency more batter-like.

Health

It’s difficult to find sweet desserts that are healthy. This recipe is predominantly bananas and oats so it’s healthier than most desserts. It’s also a great way to include fruits into your diet. The only unhealthy part of this banana pancake is the oil you use to fry the banana pancakes but it’s much better than eating a large slice of cake. This recipe is gluten free so it is ideal for those of you who have gluten intolerance or gluten sensitivity. 

Difficulty

This banana pancake is very easy to make. The hardest aspect of this whole recipe is probably frying the actual banana pancakes. It’s a bit of an intricate trick so be patient with yourself. Once you get the hang of it, it’s quite easy. All the other steps are fairly simple and easy to follow. Even a beginner who has never been inside a kitchen would be able to construct a fairly decent stack of banana pancakes with this recipe. 

Region

Pancakes are an incredibly popular breakfast across the western part of the world. Different countries have their own variations on this breakfast item but our recipe follows the more traditional recipe that is typically found across Europe and America. 

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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 Ripe Bananas
  • 150g Oats
  • 1 tbsp of Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp of Vegetable Oil
  • 200ml Plant-based Milk or Water

Tools

  • Food processor (Optional: use a fork instead)
  • Shallow pan
  • Stove
  • Spoon
  • Spatula

Method

  1. Peel the skin off the ripe bananas and tear them into smaller segments.
  2. Put all the banana pieces into the food processor and process till the bananas are all mashed into a thick liquid consistency that resembles beaten eggs. Alternatively, use a bowl and fork to mix but the consistency may vary.
  3. Add the oats and brown sugar into the food processor and process till cake batter consistency (if you want a smoother texture you can process the oats into flour before you add the bananas).  
  4. Add vegan milk or water to loosen the batter to your desired consistency. The more runny the batter the thinner the pancakes.
  5. Preheat a pan over medium heat and add some vegetable oil.
  6. Pour 5cm circles of the batter into the pan. Ensure the banana pancakes do not touch each other.
  7. Once the edges start to crisp up and brown, use the spatula to carefully flip the banana pancakes.
  8. Once the other side has browned, take the banana pancakes out of the pan and serve them on a plate.
  9. Wait for them to cool down before eating. You can also add a drizzle of vegan chocolate sauce or a scoop of peanut butter or even a dusting of icing sugar on top. Honestly, the possibilities are endless.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Enjoy

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Banana Pancake

This banana pancake creates the most scrumptious and indulgent banana pancakes. It’s perfect with any kind of topping. If you are a sweet tooth, these banana pancakes are a great way to curb sugar cravings without eating something entirely unhealthy. As a bonus, it’s also gluten-free. It’s cosy and rustic and perfect for cold winter mornings with a nice cup of hot coffee.

Type: Breakfast

Cuisine: Western

Keywords: vegan pancakes, banana pancakes, gluten-free pancakes, breakfast

Preparation Time: -

Cooking Time: PT20M

Total Time: PT20M

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