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Easy Banana Pancake Recipe

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My family loves to have banana pancakes for breakfast on Saturdays. This is an easy pancake recipe that makes light and fluffy pancakes. Lightly scented with vanilla essence and cinnamon powder, these pancakes are absolutely scrumptious with sliced bananas on top. It is yummy as it is or you may have it with some honey and a squeeze of lemon/lime.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup self-raising flour

1/2 tsp baking power

2 eggs

3/4 cups milk, more or less

2 tablespoons of plain yogurt (Optional)

4 tablespoons melted butter

1 tablespoons sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/4 tsp cinnamon powder (optional)

2 – 3 medium/large bananas (sliced)
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Method:

1. Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder) together. Add in sugar.

2. In another bowl, mix eggs, milk and melted butter together until smooth.

3. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Add in wet ingredients (item 2) all at once. Stir until just combined.
(Note: Over-mixing makes tough pancakes. It’s okay for the batter to be lumpy)

4. Spoon onto hot non-stick pan (if not using non-stick pan, then oil the pan first) and quickly place the sliced bananas on the pancake until bubbles form.
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5. Flip over till slightly brown.

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6. Serve hot with honey/maple syrup and a squeeze of lemon/lime.

Enjoy!

Note: Batter can be kept overnight in the refrigerator.

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Moist Banana Cake Recipe

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It’s a shame to see overripe bananas go to waste. So, what do you do with overripe bananas? For me, the easiest way to go is to make banana smoothie. But for a change, I decided to bake my new improved moist banana cake with peanut toppings. It’s easy to make, very moist, smells amazing and simply delicious. My family love it and it goes really well with coffee or tea 🙂

So, here is the yummy banana cake recipe :-

Ingredient:

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup castor/fine sugar (very little sugar but the natural sweetness of the bananas will blend in nicely)

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 eggs

2 ripe medium bananas, mashed (1 cup)

1/4 cup milk

2 tablespoon plain yogurt

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup salted peanuts (coarsely chopped/blended to resemble crumbs)

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Grease and flour a 9 by 2-inch round cake pan.

2. Sieve the dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon).

3. Cream butter and sugar together well. Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

4. Reserve 1/4 cup for topping. (Mix in the chopped/blended peanuts)

5. Combine eggs, mashed bananas, milk & vanilla. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.

6. Sprinkle with the reserved 1/4 cup crumb mixture.

7. Bake for 30 minutes.