Sweet Morning Banana Pancakes

Sweet Morning Banana Pancakes

You don’t need eggs to make deliciously fluffy pancakes — these ones are all about the bananas. There are bananas inside to give sweetness, and it’s topped with amazing gooey caramelised bananas, too — divine!

Makes 8

Ingredients

For the pancakes:

  • 100g (3.5oz) plain flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200ml (6.7fl oz) almond milk or plantbased milk of choice
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup
  • Oil for frying if needed

For the caramelised bananas:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil or coconut oil

Other topping ideas:

  • Plant-based yoghurt
  • Peanut butter
  • Berry compôte
  • Chopped nut

Method

  1. To make the pancakes, add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, almond milk, banana, and maple syrup to a bowl and mix thoroughly to form a thick batter.
  2. Spoon a dessert spoon of the mixture into a non-stick pan. Add as many more as you can fit in the pan without them touching. Fry for 1-2 minutes until little bubbles form on the top.
  3. Carefully flip the pancakes and then cook for another minute or so, until the pancakes are cooked through and slightly golden.
  4. Repeat with all the mixture and set aside on a plate.
  5. For the caramelised bananas, chop the top end of the banana. Carefully slice through the middle lengthwise. Peel the bananas.
  6. 6 Add the oil to a pan and bring it to a medium heat
  7. Add the banana slices and fry in the oil on one side until they’re browned, then flip over to caramelise the other side
  8. Add to the pancakes, along with any other toppings, and serve.

Recipe and images from Be More Vegan: The Young Person’s Guide to Going (a Bit More) Plant-Based!
by Niki Webster (£14.99, Welbeck Children’s) available now.