You may have seen if you follow me on Instagram, i’m becoming somewhat obsessed with pancakes.
I’ve been out for breakfast a few times in Cambridge recently, and it has become a bit of a mission of mine to find the best stack of pancakes.
As dreamy as this journey is, i’m sure you can imagine it’s not doing my muffin tops any favours. So i’ve been on the hunt for a healthier alternative and have rediscovered my love for banana pancakes.
If you haven’t tried banana pancakes before, you’re in for a treat. Of course it does help if you like bananas BUT, if you’re one of those people who doesn’t like bananas but likes banana bread, this recipe is for you.
What you’ll need:
And seriously, that’s it. That is honestly all you need. I know it sounds crazy, the first time I was told about banana pancakes I really couldn’t believe it would work. But I can vouch, it really, really does.
It helps if the bananas are pretty soft because you’ll need to mash them, so this is a great idea if you have some you need to use up. Mash the bananas until they become a thick liquid, and I would suggest leaving some lumps in as it helps it hold in the pan. Add your whisked eggs to the banana, mix up, and there you have your pancake mix.
Pour a little oil into a frying pan and wait for it to heat up. I find the next step easier to do with a ladle, as you need to get the right amount of mixture for each pancake. It’s really important not to use too much mixture, as you won’t be able to flip the pancakes. Pour a little mixture into the frying pan, and wait for the bottom to brown. Grab a spatula, and flip your pancake.
You may find that one side is brown and the other is still runny, but if you flip the pancake quick enough, it’ll keep its shape. Once both sides are nicely golden and the pancake holds it’s shape, you’re good to go. Top with fruit, honey, or why not chocolate if you want an extra treat.
What’s amazing about this recipe, is that although it’s minimal ingredients you actually end up with a pretty huge stack of pancakes. And what better way to start your weekend than a stack of pancakes in bed?
I’m still on the look out for alternative pancake recipes, so let me know if you have any!