Easy Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas recipe

Caramelized Bananas
Caramelized Bananas

A breakfast special with just 3 basic ingredients – flour, milk, and eggs. Once you see how easy it is to make them from scratch, you’ll never go back to those pre-packaged pancake mixes ever again!

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup (125 g) flour
  • 1 teaspoon (4 g) baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon (1 g) baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons (40 g) caster or brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons (35 ml) vegetable oil or melted butter + extra for greasing
  • 1 teaspoon (4 ml) apple vinegar
  • 100 ml milk

MethoPancakes all the wayd :

  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a bowl.
  • Add vinegar, which, in contact with baking soda, will create some bubbly foam. This helps the pancakes to raise and become especially fluffy.
  • Whisk egg, milk and oil in a bowl. Mix with dry ingredients and beat until combined.
  • Grease a non-stick pan with a tablespoon of oil or melted butter. It only needs to lightly coat the surface, so absorb the excess oil with a piece of folded paper towel. Don’t discard, as you’ll need it later.
  • Heat the pan over a medium-low flame. Pour 2 tablespoons of the batter onto the hot pan to make one pancake.
  • You should be able to fit 2 to 3 pancakes in a large pan.
  • Cook until bubbles appear on the surface, or for around 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook for another minute until golden.
  • Keep the cooked pancakes in a warm place while you continue to cook the rest. Grease the pan with the oily paper towel between each batch.
  • Serve warm with whatever topping you fancy.

Although the classic accompaniment of pancakes is a drizzle of maple syrup, caramelized seasonal fruits like bananas are yum.

Ingredients :

  • 3 bananas; Ambon, Raja or Cavendish
  • 100 ml maple syrup or honey
  • A knob of butter
  • A pinch of salt

Method :

  • Heat a shallow pan over a medium flame and pour in maple syrup or honey. Cook for 2 minutes until it starts to bubble.
  • Peel and slice the bananas into 1-cm thick rounds. Slide them gently into the bubbling caramel. Be careful not to burn yourself, it’s really hot.
  • Add butter and salt, and swirl the pan gently to move the bananas around so they’re evenly coated by the caramel.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes until they’re tender but not mushy. Serve over the pancakes.