Today I thought I’d share my recipe for banana pancakes! This is my go-to breakfast at the moment (but it would be a good dessert as well!). It doesn’t take too long to make and it’s a pretty easy recipe. It’s also a great recipe for uni students as it doesn’t have that many ingredients and isn’t expensive at all. But, I wouldn’t say they’re an alternative to normal pancakes taste-wise – they do taste like bananas!
I’ve previously used other recipes but I didn’t love any of them so I’ve adapted them to one I do love!
So, you will need:
- 2 bananas
- 2 eggs
- Vanilla extract (to taste)
- Baking powder (if you want fluffier pancakes)
- Vegetable oil/Frylight/Butter – whatever you want to use in the pan
- Any other extras – e.g. cinnamon, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, honey – to add in
- Firstly, break the bananas into chunks and put into a mixing bowl. Using a fork or masher, mash them up. Make sure there are no big lumps. I do like to leave a few small ones as I think it tastes nice in the pancakes.
- Add in any liquid or small ingredients – the vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder. You could also add in cocoa powder, honey or anything else like this.
- Whisk the eggs and add this to the banana mixture. Mix this together until it’s all combined. Don’t worry if it’s quite runny; as it doesn’t have any flour, there’s nothing to thicken it. This does make it harder to flip in the pan but I just use two spatulas to combat this.
- Now that the mixture is ready, heat your chosen oil in a medium-sized pan. The pancakes shouldn’t fill up the whole pan but I like to have it slightly bigger so there is more room to move them about.
- Now it’s time to add the mixture. I usually use 4 tablespoons of mixture per pancake which makes around 5 or 6 but you can alter this to your preference. For me, the first one usually goes wrong but that’s fine. It just means that I have a snack to eat whilst I make the rest!
- As they’re cooking, add any bulky ingredients such as nuts or chocolate chips onto the top of the pancake.
- Cook for a couple of minutes on each side. Use a spatula to gently lift the pancake up. You will know when the underside is cooked when it starts to go a light brown. Using two spatulas, I flip the pancake over and let it cook until brown on the other side. They’re usually quite flimsy but when lightly browned on both sides, they’re done.
These pancakes taste great on their own but I like to have mine with fruit and honey. Today, I used strawberries that I picked myself (read more here) but I also like them with raspberries and blueberries. Alternatively, you could add golden syrup, nuts, chocolate chips, cream, sprinkles or anything else you can think of!
Let me know if you try this recipe – I’d love to see others enjoying it as much as I do!