Sunday, April 3, 2011

Banana Pancakes

Another ripe banana used for breakfast today using this recipe. :)


Servings: 10-12 pieces (depending how big you make them)
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Caramel sauce can be prepared days ahead, and kept in refrigerator. When needed, simply warm in pan or heat in microwave. To serve pancakes, place cooked pancakes onto a serving plate, topped with the sliced bananas and warm caramel sauce. Delicious!


Ingredients for Pancakes:
2 ripe bananas, 1 diced/mashed (for batter) and 1 sliced (for serving)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups fresh milk
1 1/2 tablespoon castor sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 teaspoon salt
Ingredients for Caramel Sauce:
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup whipping cream


1. Sift flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Stir in sugar and salt.
2. Whisk milk, butter and vanilla essence together until soft. Add to flour mixture and mix until combined, but still lightly lumpy.
3. Add bananas to the batter and mix.
4. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Grease pan with a little extra butter. Working in batches, pour 1/4 cup of batter into pan and use a spoon to spread batter out to a 12cm (diameter) circle. Reduce heat to low. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbles start to appear on surface. Turn the pancake over and cook for a further 2 minutes, or until cooked through.
5. Repeat with remaining batter, greasing pan in between pancakes.

Directions to Prepare Caramel Sauce:
1. Place all ingredients in pan and bring to the boil over moderate heat, stirring all the time until sugar dissolves.
2. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often until nice semi-thick consistency is reached.

My note: I did not prepare the caramel sauce, as I already had ready made pancake syrup (Goody Pancake Syrup) which worked well with these pancakes. Good part about this pancake recipe as eggs are not being used in it. So makes it more healthy. :)