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Homemade Banana Pancakes

Serves icon Makes 12 small pancakes
Cook Time icon 20 min

Make Saturday morning extraordinary with our delicious banana pancakes! This homemade recipe combines the warmth of tradition with the fruity twist of bananas, creating a breakfast sensation that’s as comforting as it is delicious.

What do I need?

  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 over-ripe bananas (the browner, the better)
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250ml whole milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter, for frying

To serve

  • 2 just ripe bananas, sliced
  • maple syrup (optional)
  • walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped (optional)

How do I make it?

  1. Begin by sieving the flour, baking powder, and a generous pinch of salt into a large bowl.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, smoothly mash the very ripe bananas with a fork. Then, whisk in the eggs, vanilla extract, milk, and salt.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, tip in the wet ingredients and swiftly whisk together to form a smooth, silky batter. The batter should be thick and lumpy.
  4. Heat a little knob of butter in a large non-stick pan over a medium heat. Add 2-3 tbsp of the batter to the pan and cook for several minutes, or until small bubbles start appearing on the surface. Flip the pancake over and cook for 1-2 mins on the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter, keeping the pancakes warm in a low oven.
  5. Stack the pancakes on plates and garnish with banana slices. Add a drizzle of sticky maple syrup and a sprinkle of walnuts if desired.