Pancake Day

Simple Banana Pancakes for all the Family

25 Feb 2019

Have you got bananas on the tun? Take those overripe, blackened bananas and turn them into sweet and fluffy American-style pancakes. Serve with syrup and tasty treats.


  • 350g Self-raising Flour
  • 250ml Whole Milk Butter (for frying)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Very Ripe Bananas
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • To Serve (We recommend)
    • 2 Just ripe Bananas (sliced)
    • Maple Syrup (optional)
    • Pecan Halves (toasted and roughly chopped) (optional)


  1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and a generous pinch of salt into a large bowl.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, mash the very ripe bananas with a fork until smooth, then whisk in the eggs, vanilla extract and milk.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Our tip: wet the ingredients and swiftly whisk together to create a smooth, silky batter.
  4. Heat a little knob of butter in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add 2-3 tbsp of the batter to the pan and cook until small bubbles start appearing on the surface.
  5. Flip the pancake over and cook for 1-2 mins on the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter. Our tip: keep the pancakes warm in a low heat oven.
  6. Stack the pancakes on plates and top with the banana slices, then pile on those treats to serve, we love a glug of sticky syrup and a handful of pecan nuts.