1 April 2013

Banana and Pistachio Pancakes

Easter isn't over yet!

It's still the weekend which means we can still eat chocolate and naughty things. This is a fact.

I have been a bit obsessed with American pancakes since I had these in a lovely little cafe in Amsterdam, served with crispy bacon on top.

They were the best I'd tasted and since then I've frequently made Alex and I pancakes of a weekend morning - perfect pajama food!

Today, it was a Banana Nut Pancake kind of a morning. Fluffy and delicious served with lashings of golden syrup. You can even layer them up with Nutella or peanut butter for even more of a treat. Banana and peanut butter is a winning combination!

Lets talk batter. It's very simple.

You will need:
225g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1 tbsp soft brown sugar
2 large eggs
30g of butter, melted
200ml buttermilk
1 banana, sliced
30g crush pistachio nuts
1 tsp cinnamon

Sift the plain flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into a bowl.

Crush the pistachio nuts in a small bowl using the end of a rolling pin.

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and whiz until it's a smooth batter. Easy!

Heat a pan over a medium heat with a couple of tablespoons of oil or butter (I prefer butter as it's a bit tastier!). Once the pan is heated, use a icecream scoop or tablespoon to add your batter to the pan. You can decide what size you want the pancakes to be but use a spoon to smooth them down and get them a nice circular shape.

Let the pancakes cook until they begin to bubble - about 1-2 minutes. Then flip and continue cooking until cooked through - about another minute or two.

Melt a little more butter into the pan after each batch.

Serve and enjoy!


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  2. Love this recipe aaaand I'm new here. Great blog name! I blog about cocktails pretty much all day everyday over on sunnysoirees.com. Would love to see you there! <3

  3. These. look. Incredible.
    Love adding some chocolate chips into the banana pancake batter too!
    Ultimate brunch!


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