April 29, 2024

Banana pancakes

I had a couple of over ripe bananas to use up and I was short of things to eat for breakfast. I  therefore thought that I would make some banana pancakes.

Now I know that you can make pancakes out of just bananas and egg, but they did not taste nice to me.   They may be healthy but they still taste like sweetened scrambled egg to me.  I therefore add flour and milk to mine.  It makes them go further too.

I know that this is no good if you are gluten free, but you could add oat flour instead.  I eat mine with yoghurt and fruit, or wit honey on.  If I need something dirty I will put chocolate spread on top.  I do not like butter or margarine.  That is my excuse and I am sticking to it.  To be honest, my pancakes are rarely round.  I used rings for these.  They are usually all sorts of oval shapes, but they taste just as good.


2 ripe bananas (over ripe is better)

3  large eggs

1/4 cup of milk

1/2 cup of plain flour (gluten free is fine).

1/2 tsp of cinnamon (optional)

Pinch of salt

Oil or butter for cooking.


  1. Mash and mix the bananas in a bowl or large jug until smooth.
  2. Whisk the eggs and then add and mix until they are all incorporated into the mash banana.  Try to get the lumps out.
  3. Add the flour, cinnamon and salt and mix, and then slowly add the milk. Mix until all is combined and smooth.  This needs to be used within an hour.
  4. Heat the oil or butter in a frying pan or on a grill.  I have mine on medium.
  5. Wipe off excess oil as you do not want to fry the pancakes, you just want to prevent them sticking.
  6. When the oil or butter is warm put a quarter of a cup of batter for each pancake into the pan.  The pancakes will spread a couple of inches.
  7. After two or three minutes, small bubbles will form on the surface and this is when you flip them over with a spatula.  They will take a couple of minutes on the other side.  It should be a light golden brown but if they are too dark, turn the heat down a bit.
  8. Grease the pan in between each batch that you cook.

These are best eaten when warm but can be reheated in the microwave.  I store them in the fridge for a couple of days as Mr S does not like bananas.  I also store them in the freezer when I make a double batch.


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  1. Sharon May 18, 2024 at 7:18 am - Reply

    They sound delicious.

    • ToniG May 19, 2024 at 6:40 am - Reply

      Thanks. Reasonably healthy too. Thanks for commenting

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