Monday, 25 June 2012

Banana hotcakes

Breakfast is always an issue for me. I'm always looking for variety. Something to start your day with that will sustain you and brighten up your morning.
After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day right?
The other day I was longing for something hot and completely different. I usually go for baked oatmeal but that was going to take too long in the oven and I was hungry for food now!!!- so it had to be quick and easy.
After looking through whatever I had available in the kitchen I decided on some type of pancakes or hotcakes.
It was sooo easy. The batter took just a couple of minutes to whip together and while the hotcakes were cooking on the frying pan, I had time to chop up whatever fruit I wanted to accompany my breakfast with. In my case- strawberries ofcourse :-)

I also incorporated mashed banana in the batter to make it a bit more filling. The recipe 
made enough to last for two days' breakfast so that was a bonus!!


-Two ripe bananas
-Just over 1/2 a cup of plain all-purpose flour
-1 tablespoon sugar
-1/2 cup semi skimmed milk
-pinch of salt
-1 egg
-vanilla flavouring


Mash up your bananas nice and finely using a fork and set aside.
In a bowl, measure in the flour and the sugar and the salt.
In a separate mug, whisk the egg together with the milk and a little bit of vanilla flavouring/essence. Add it in to the flour mixture and stir it until its combined.
Add in the mashed banana and combine.

Heat up a non-stick frying pan (medium heat). You can spray it with some oil or butter but I didn't use anything at all. I didn't find it necessary and my frying pan behaves pretty well :-)
You can use 2-3 tablespoons of the batter per hotcake, depending how large you want them.
Once the batter starts forming bubbles, flip the hotcakes over and let it cook on the other side.

It's as simple as that!!
You can eat them plain or with maple syrup or with chopped up fruit or icecream!
Serve them hot because thats when they are at their best!!

This recipe is ridiculously easy and takes just about as long as double toasting your bread!!! It's well well worth it!!! try it out and enjoy :-)