Fluffy American pancakes with walnuts and bananas, and a good squeeze of honey, an indulgent yet healthy breakfast for the whole family to enjoy. Make the occasional treat a habit, these beauties will be ready before you can say pancakes.
Do you like a light breakfast or would rather go for a big one to get you going? I’ve always enjoyed a good cup of tea with a nice breakfast, and l could never skip it. Yes, l might rush it nowadays, but hey hoo, you can’t possibly be a mummy and live a life of luxury, taking your sweet time to sip your tea while dreaming of a nice holiday in an exotic place.
Oh no, you either eat quickly or starve, toddlers don’t give second chances. So, while little one was busy throwing all the pans out of the cupboard and banging them on the floor, mummy got to make a nice batch of pancakes. Oh, goodies! They are so lovely! Nice and fluffy, just the way l like them. And how pancakes should be. No time to make them in the morning? You can make a big batch the night before, cover them with kitchen foil, and they will stay nice and fluffy till morning.
Now, this recipe does not call for any refined sugar, if you have the pancakes with honey, maple syrup or any other syrup of your choice, there is no need for it, unless you really like them extra sweet. Although, don’t forget that bananas are naturally sweet as well, especially the well-ripen ones.
And no need for butter either, which makes my husband a happy man. He hasn’t only got a tooth against butter, but the whole mouth. That’s one thing we like to disagree on, since l quite like butter. But love is big, and not even butter can change it ?
Talking about pancakes, l also have a savoury version Potato pancakes, really nice with a poached or fried egg and some cheese. Or what about the French version of pancakes, my Perfect French crêpes are sure to impress. Decisions, decisions…
Fluffy American pancakes with walnuts, bananas and honey, an indulgent yet healthy breakfast for the whole family.
- 125 g plain flour (1 cup)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 150 ml full-fat milk (5 oz)
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- a pinch salt
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- to serve: walnuts, bananas and honey
In a large bowl, sift the flour and add the baking powder and cinnamon.
Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.
Beat the egg yolks lights, pour over the milk and give a good stir.
Combine the flour mixture with the milk and egg yolk and mix well with a silicone spatula, you will get a thick batter.
Next, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until it forms stiff peaks.
Fold it in the batter, add the lemon juice and mix well to combine.
Heat up a non-stick frying pan, add one or two drops of oil and use a ladle to pour over some batter.
Cook on both sides until golden and firm to touch, it should not take longer than 1-2 minutes once the pan is hot.
Repeat with the remaining batter.
Serve with honey, slices of banana and chopped walnuts.