These banana pancakes are so damn easy, healthy and delicious, it’s a no-brainer!
This is how it happened. I woke up hungry. I open the fridge, there was no milk! My usual breakfast of cafe latte with biscuits was derailed. So just an espresso with biscuits? B*tch please. Ok I’ve been bingeing on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
I saw that my fruit bowl had one sad captive, a very ripe banana. It was so ripe it’s skin was beginning to dry. So to save myself from a bitter espresso breakfast, I googled for a quick banana pancake recipe and found Chocolate Cover Katie’s 3 ingredient banana pancake recipe.
I made a few hacks, because it’s my philosophy, and I didn’t have the hand blender required in Katie’s recipe.
Toppings are not necessary, the pancakes are sweet, moist and flavourful on their own.
Braise yourself for the heavenly sweet smell that will drift up from your pan, delicious!
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 1/2 cup of oats, blitzed into a rough flour *
- 3 1/2 tbspn of water (or milk of your choice)
- a spoonful of sultanas, optional (or currants or pieces of fresh fruit) **
- a drizzle of sunflower oil (or vegetable oil of your choice)
- Thoroughly mash your ripe banana with a fork.
- Dump your oats into a blender or smoothie maker or food processor or whatever you have as long it helps you make a rough flour.
- Add the water and mix the batter well.
- Stir the sultanas into the batter.
- Heat up your pan on medium heat, I used a non-stick pan. Drizzle in your oil.
- When your pan is hot, spoon in your batter. I made 5 little pancakes.
- Flip after a few minutes, there should be a golden brown colour on your pancake. Perhaps 3 to 5 mins on each side.
* Katie’s recipe doesn’t require the oats to be biltz beforehand because she uses a hand-held blender to smooth out her batter. I only have a smoothie maker, so I used it to make my oats into a rough flour. My pancakes still came out fluffy and soft, not gritty at all.
** Katie’s recipe doesn’t require any embellishments, but I can’t help myself. I think fresh strawberries or blueberries instead of sultanas would be divine as well.