Breakfast Food

Banana pancakes

6 August 2012

Yum. I just had pancakes for breakfast. And they were healthy, too. That is always a bonus.

When I was little, everyone in my house preferred bacon and eggs for Sunday breakfast. As I never ate bacon and I didn’t really like eggs, I would miss out on a nice Sunday breakfast and have boring toast instead. But sometimes when I was good I would get my all-time favourite pancakes.

My all-time favourite pancakes are crepes, covered with lemon and sugar and rolled up tightly. I remember by the end of an eating session my hands were sticky with lemon juice and my plate was a mess. Ah, the delights of a sticky child.

Today’s pancakes were not at all messy to eat. In fact, I ate them in a very civilised manner – with a knife and fork. I drizzled some honey on top to complement the main flavour of the pancakes – banana! You can’ t go wrong with banana and honey.

Life is good once more in Australia. For a year or two, banana prices here skyrocketed due to flooding in our banana regions in Queensland. For so long, instead of the usual two or so dollars for a kilogram of bananas, they would cost ten dollars or more per kilo. We went without bananas for a long while, but now they’re cheaper again and everyone is happy, particularly me because I love bananas. I remember going to Hong Kong, and later Costa Rica, during our banana crises and going nuts on the bananas. They were like gold.

Banana pancakes
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. ⅔ cup flour
  2. 1 tsp baking powder
  3. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  4. 1 banana, mashed
  5. ½ cup milk
  6. pinch of salt
  7. 1 tsp margarine, for frying
  8. topping of choice (I used honey and strawberry jam)
Instructions
  1. Combine mashed banana, milk and vanilla in a bowl.
  2. Sift in flour and baking powder and mix until just combined.
  3. Set large frying pan over medium heat. Melt ½ tsp margarine. Add about 2 tablespoonfuls of mixture to the pan per pancake and cook on each side until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Repeat until all mixture is cooked.
  5. Serve warm with topping of choice.
Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie
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1 Comment

  • Reply pazcooks 7 August 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I recently made banana pancakes for the first time. i loved it!

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