Breakfast or Brunch?
If you are looking for a great way to start your day or have even had a long lie or lazy morning and looking for a quick make brunch, you can’t go wrong with these banana pancakes.
Banana pancakes are great on there own but pair them with some fruit and a little sweet drizzle and voila, you have a sweet treat that is going to keep your hunger satisfied till your next meal.
These pancakes are so quick and easy to make they may start to become a camping favourite, or hey, you can even make them at home if you fancy a treat. You will need a banana, self-raising flour, baking powder, 1 egg, cinnamon and milk, and a little butter or ghee for frying. If you would like to really jazz up these pancakes you may also like to add some berries, extra banana, chocolate, maple syrup or honey for serving and we will speak a little more about serving suggestions later on.
It is also worth noting that if you like to plan your camping meals ahead you can measure and mix all your dry ingredients ahead of your trip. simply mix the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and pop it into a little zip lock bag. We love the little reusable mason jar storage bags and they are ideal for taking your dry ingredients away on your camping trips.
You will also need a bowl for mixing, whisk or fork, we prefer a fork for this recipe as we use it to both mashes the banana and whisk the rest of the ingredients in. A frying pan for frying those delicious pancakes off in.
Making the Pancake Batter
Step one is to mash the banana in a bowl, we find it best to do this with the back of a spoon. Mash it till it resembles a thick paste. Be careful if you using plastic as we once snapped a plastic fork doing this.
Next, whisk in the egg and combine with the banana. Then pop in your dry ingredients. Flour, baking powder and cinnamon. This will make the mixture really thick, we just give it a quick stir before adding in the milk. Now give it a really good whisk to combine all the ingredients into a batter.
Heat your frying pan and melt a knob of butter in it, ready for cooking. Now take your batter mixture and place 2 tablespoons of the batter mixture into the pan and let cook for about a 2 mins.
You will start to see little bubbles appearing and bursting on top of the batter when it is ready to turn. Flip the pancake over and give it about another minute or until ready.
Continue to do the rest the same way. You can place your already made pancakes on a plate and cover to keep them warm until you have finished and are ready to serve.
This recipe makes 8 good-sized pancakes and we suggest a serving of 2 pancakes per person, especially if topping it off with fruit and syrup. But, again it is entirely up to you how many you have and how you eat them.
For me, it’s honey, raspberries and blueberries and another favourite is banana and melted chocolate spread drizzled over the top. You can have any topping you fancy, so why not enjoy experimenting with the toppings, that way it gives you an excuse to make them again and again!
- bowl for mixing
- Frying pan or griddle
- Whisk or fork
- 1 Banana
- 1 Egg
- 175 g Self-Raising Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 125 ml Milk
Optional Extras for Serving
- Fruit for serving
- Honey, maple syrup, chocolate (melted) for serving
- Mash the banana in a bowl using the back of a fork.
- Add the egg and whisk together with the banana.
- Add the flour, baking powder and cinnamon, giving a quick stir to combine.
- Add the milk and whisk all ingredients together until you have a batter.
- Melt a knob of butter in the frying pan before adding 2 tbsp of your pancake batter mixture to the pan.
- cook for around 2-3 mins before flipping over (you should see small bubbles start to appear and burst on the top of the mixture when ready to turn) and cooking the other side. Continue to cook the remaining mixture in the same way, adding butter to the pan as required.
- Once all are cooked, serve and add any topping you may wish. See serving suggestions.