I’ve never really had much of a sweet tooth but when I was stood in the kitchen with this plate of fluffy sweet pancakes in one hand and a fork in the other I actually did a little dance and said out loud (to myself) “oh wow, oh my, yummy” haha. So apparently these pancakes will make you dance and talk to yourself!
Tuesday is pancake day (shrove Tuesday) and I wanted to find something a bit different to try so I researched gluten free pancakes. I found an intriguing recipe for pancakes with just mashed banana and eggs! I know that in baking you can replace eggs for ground flax mixed with water so I decided to see if this would work for these pancakes. Instead of water I used hemp milk to give it an added sweetness and creaminess. I also added a good sprinkle of cinnamon.
The pancakes are soft and fluffy but quite delicate. I found it was easier to flip them with the traditional ( and more exciting) flick of the frying pan rather than trying to use a spatula. The taste of banana comes through quite strong and my choice of milk made them quite sweet but I actually really liked that!
Wheat and gluten free, vegan, awesome
1 large banana
3 tablespoons ground flax seed
6 tablespoons hemp/ soya/ almond milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Dairy free butter or coconut oil for frying
The method for this recipe is as simple as the shopping list of ingredients. Mash the banana then mix with all the other ingredients and stir really well until you have a thick consistency.
In a frying pan, heat the butter or oil on a low to medium heat until it starts to bubble slightly. Take a dessert spoonful size of the pancake mix and pour it into the pan and using the back of the spoon spread it out to shape it into a round disc around 1cm thick.
Cook on one side for approx 1-2 minutes and then flip over and cook for a further 1 min.
Continue until all the mix is gone, makes around 6 pancakes, then top with sliced banana, blueberries, maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
And hey, why not serve these to your loved one for valentines day! Other topping ideas include:
Chocolate sauce and raspberries
Orange zest and chocolate chips
Lemon juice and sugar
Fresh figs and yoghurt