Banana Pancakes!

Today I made banana pancakes whilst listening to ‘Banana Pancakes’ by Jack Johnson. I’m that annoying type of person who gets a kick out of their food complementing their music.

I found a vegan pancakes recipes and edited it to make it bananary/bananey? You get the point, it tasted like bananas, and it was very yummy. If you’re someone who prefers fluffy American-style pancakes over thin, floppy ones, you’ll appreciate this recipe. Being ‘thicc’ is all the rage right now so I figured that applies to pancakes too, right?

Recipe

75g flour (I used oat flour, you can also use standard plain flour)
Ripe banana (about half a large banana/70g)
150ml water
1 tbsp dairy-free milk (I used almond milk)
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 tbsp caster sugar

Method

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients.
  2. Mush the ripe banana with a fork then mix with the water & milk.
  3. Make a ‘well’ in the dry mix, then slowly pour the wet mix into the well and combine until a gloopy consistency. You now have a pancake mix! (Try not to eat the uncooked pancake mix… I might have possibly indulged in a spoonful or two…)
  4. Add about 2tsp sunflower oil/vegetable oil/dairy-free butter to a non-stick pan and wait until it has heated up.
  5. Pour a bit of the pancake mix into the pan and fry for about 30 seconds on each side. I like them small-medium sized so I used about 1.5-2 tbsp for each pancake.
  6. Continue until you’ve run out of mix, adding a bit more oil/butter in the pan before each pancake. (Try not to shamelessly lick the bowl of leftover pancake mix… or do, I’m not one to judge.)
  7. Top with syrup and your preferred fruit. Tuck in!

This recipe made 5 fluffy satisfying pancakes. I topped them with frozen raspberries which I unfroze in the microwave (#classy #studentlife #toobroketoaffordfreshberries), pumpkin seeds and maple syrup. They were vegan, gluten free and delicious! It’s important for people to realize that all the yummy treats they can eat as a non-vegan – cakes, pizzas, burgers, cookies, banana pancakes – they can still eat as a vegan; veganism is not restrictive!

P.S. By the time I took the picture I may or may not have already started eating…