Banana Pancakes


This morning’s craving for a sweet, warm brekkie had me taking two overripe bananas from my fruit bowl and making pancakes. This is a very loose recipe with plenty of scope for you to eyeball the batter and add whatever toppings you want, but I kept it fairly simple with just some @pepesaya butter and maple syrup to drench the pancakes in something rich and sweet.

Makes- 6 small pancakes or 3 medium sized ones 
Ingredients- 5
Cooking time- 15 minutes
Skill Level- Easy


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3 tablespoons of self raising flour. If you only have plain flour on hand, use that with a 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • A tablespoon of butter, for greasing your pan
  • Any toppings you wish but I went with some maple syrup and a knob of butter

Note: I don’t add sugar because I find ripe bananas sweet enough and pretty to go ham on sweet toppings instead. 


  1. Mash the bananas in a bowl with a fork.
  2. Add eggs and mix to combine. 
  3. Add 2/3 of the flour and salt and mix to combine. Add more flour if the mixture is runny and you prefer a thicker batter.
  4. Heat a pan on medium and grease with a knob of butter.
  5. Pour a ladle’s worth of batter onto the pan and cook for 2 minutes until you see bubbles form. Then flip and cook for another minute until golden. 
  6. Transfer to a plate. I cooked these in a large pan and was cooking 3 pancakes at the same time. Repeat until you have used up the batter. 
  7. Top with any toppings you wish. 
  8. Enjoy immediately whilst warm. 

Watch the process



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