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26 September 2010

Banana pancakes


I woke up this morning thinking about making some pancakes for breakfast as we have a packet of instant pancakes in the cupboard. But then I saw some bananas on the table which have been sitting there for a week now and so I thought about making banana pancakes from scratch instead. Good thing Jo-Lo woke up too and asked to help in its preparation, so we had morning fun in the process.

This is a yummy recipe and it's easy to make too!



Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
1/4 tbsp vanilla
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 ripe bananas, mashed. Have a couple more bananas as garnish.
Maple syrup and butter on serving

Procedure

Sift the flour to get rid of lumps, then mix this with the white sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl mix the beaten egg, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla, and mashed bananas.

Fold the wet mixture into the dry ingredients.

Heat up a frying pan over medium-low to medium heat with a little oil. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan, tilting the pan a bit this way and that so the batter can spread a little bit (but if you like your pancakes a bit thick, then that's fine too). Wit a while, and bubbles will start to appear on the surface. The bottom should be done after approximately a couple of minutes. Flip the pancake to cook the other side; a minute should do it.

Have a look at the first pancake you made. Taste it, tear it through the middle and see if it has cooked through. This way you'll be able to better gauge how much time you need for the rest of the batch to come out better, or you can even adjust the taste at this point.

Serve hot with chopped bananas, butter and maple syrup. A great way to start a morning weekend!

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