When Jack Johnson released his song ‘Banana Pancakes’ in 2005, I spent many a car journey singing along. I had absolutely no idea what they might taste like.
So when I found myself faced with a few bananas past their best, I thought it was time to give them a try.
Easy peasy ingredients
I kind of made this recipe up for my little girl’s 1st birthday breakfast.
The good news is that they are really easy and quick to prepare. The even better news is that you need hardly any ingredients.
With this recipe, you can make 6 pancakes guilt-free snack pancakes, perfect for kids and adults alike.
So here is what I did…
- 2 bananas on the softer side
- 1 egg
- Half a cup of self raising flour (optional)
- Mash up the bananas in a bowl (my daughter loves bananas so I left this more on the chunky side rather than too mashed).
- Add an egg and mix in.
- Add the flour to thicken the mixture.
- Heat a pan and add some butter / oil (I used a teaspoon of coconut oil) on a medium heat.
- Add a spoonful of the mixture to the pan, flipping using a flat cooking utensil when it looks like the side is cooked.
- Once both sides are cooked but not burning, remove from heat and leave to cool slightly before cutting into bitesized pieces of strips if easier to handle for baby-led weaning.
- Add a little honey (optional) and your toddler’s favourite fruit such as blueberries. Sometimes, I add a dollop of natural yoghurt too, which my daughter loves!
TOP TIP – I didn’t overcook the pancakes so that they were on the goey-er side so that the banana chunks were nice and juicy when served warm. Yummers!