Fluffy vegan banana pancakes

Fluffy vegan banana pancakes

vegan banana pancakes stack

Hey guys, happy weekend!! I’ll be brief today as it’s late and I still have heaps to do. I’m giving a talk at the Stroud Vegan Fair tomorrow morning and instead of preparing, I’ve spent the last 10 hours shooting pancakes! I started off with savoury pancakes that I was planning to shoot today, but things just kept on going wrong, so I’ve had to abort mission or else there would be no recipe this Saturday.

I had a good look around the kitchen and at my notes and one other recipe I completed recipe testing on before I went on holiday was banana pancakes. I happened to have lots of bananas and not much else, so I’ve decided to shake things up and do an emergency banana pancake shoot. All was well, the pancakes came out great and I was making very good progress until it got to the final, showcase, shot that I could not get right for…4 hours! I am not kidding.

I have no idea what the hell happened? I guess I was tired, shooting for 10 hours is no joke and I was getting progressively more stressed as I kept on messing up all of the takes, knocking things over and spilling stuff. The realisation that I will be public speaking (which I always dread!) in a few hours from now and I still haven’t memorised my talk enough, was stressing me out. Eventually, I managed to get a final shot. Phew! So I shall leave you with this fluffy banana pancake recipe, while I go off to talk to myself some more 😛 .

vegan banana pancakes making

vegan banana pancakes batter

vegan banana pancakes cooked

makes
8
PREP
10 min
COOKING
20 min
makes
8
PREPARATION
10 min
COOKING
20 min
INGREDIENTS
BANANA PANCAKES

  • ½ cup mashed up, ripe banana (approx. 175 g / 6 oz before peeling)
  • 2 tbsp runny (100 % nuts, no stablisers) almond butter (or other nut or seed butter)
  • 1 tsp lemon or lime juice
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • approx. 120 ml / ½ cup almond (or other plant) milk
  • 125 g / 1 cup all purpose flour or all purpose GF flour mix (this is the one I used)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp (gluten-free if required) baking soda
  • vegetable oil, for frying

CARAMELISED BANANAS

  • 1-2 bananas, sliced
  • maple syrup or stem ginger syrup, to caramelise and to serve
  • chopped nuts, I used hazelnuts
  • thick vegan yogurt, to serve (optional)

METHOD
BANANA PANCAKES

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine mashed up bananas, nut butter, lemon (or lime) juice and cinnamon. Since I used gluten-free flour, I added it in at the same time, but if you are using flour that contains gluten, it is best to add it in at the end.
  2. Whisk in plant milk.
  3. Finally, mix in flour, baking powder and baking soda. You may need to add another tablespoon of milk at this point to achieve the right (thick but spoonable) consistency.
  4. Heat up a medium non-stick frying pan on the stove, but be careful not to get the pan too hot as the pancakes will burn before cooking in the middle.
  5. Brush the pan with a bit (I found that ½ tsp is enough if you’re using a non-stick pan) of oil using a silicone brush.
  6. Ladle scant ¼ cup of the pancake batter per pancake. Cook each pancake for about 2-3 minutes (until tiny bubbles appear on the surface and burst) on one side and then flip. Cook for 1 minute on the other side.
  7. Keep the cooked pancakes in a stack in a warm oven while making the rest. Serve with caramelised bananas, maple syrup, chopped nuts and a dollop of vegan yoghurt if you wish.

CARAMELISED BANANAS

  1. Brush or coat sliced bananas in maple syrup or stem ginger syrup (that’s what I used) and place on a warm pan.
  2. Allow one side to caramelise on a gentle heat. Once golden brown, flip the slices to the other side and let them caramelise too.
  3. Once caramelised, take the slices off the pan gently and set aside until the pancakes are cooked.
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NUTRITIONAL INFO
calories
159
8%
sugars
10 g
11%
fats
5 g
7%
saturates
1 g
3%
proteins
3 g
6%
carbs
28 g
11%
*per pancake
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5.0
8 reviews, 18 comments
REVIEWS & QUESTIONS
Virginie:
Really loves this recipe! Best I ever tried 🥞
    Ania
    Ania:
    Thank you so much, Virginie! I'm so happy to hear that and I really appreciate you coming back to review this recipe! x Ania
Sarah:
I made these and they are delicious. I actually just followed the recipe, same ingredients, toppings as described, the works. Very yummy. And now I've just realised how many pancake recipes you have. I don't know what I'll try next but thank you for these, I'll def make again xx
    Ania
    Ania:
    Thank you for your kind words, Sarah! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed these and thanks so much for taking the time to let me know. x Ania
Hannah:
Made these a while ago and they’re now my go to pancakes especially when there’s a banana needing used up. I’ve tried loads of different vegan pancake recipes from other sites and they’re never this fluffy/reliable so I absolutely love this recipe, works every time! Thank you so much🥰
    Ania
    Ania:
    Aw, thank you so much for your kind words, Hannah! I'm delighted you enjoy these so much and thank you for taking the time to leave a review - I really appreciate it. x Ania
francesca:
HI! I've been loving your recipes recently and they've helped me discover the pleasure of healthy eating. I was just wondering whether you could give me the nutritional information for this recipe? I love it so much and have been making it quite a bit so it would help a lot to have the nutritional information for it.Thank you!
    Ania
    Ania:
    Thank you so much for your kind words, Francesca! I'm delighted to hear that my recipes have been helpful to you. Unfortunately, I do not have any means of calculating this information on the site at the moment, but I am working on a redesign and I hope to have that information on my new website fairly soon. Ania
Panela:
Delicious recipe!!!
    Ania
    Ania:
    Thank you, I am so pleased to hear that! Ania
Teri:
Can oat flour be used instead of all purpose flour in a 1:1 ratio?
    Ania
    Ania:
    Hi Teri,I have not tried using oat flour in these pancakes, but I am pretty sure it will work well too. Ania
Tara:
Will be making these beauties tomorrow, Shrove Tuesday and the start of lent. I wont be giving up anything ha ha. Your talk in Stroud, is that Stroud in the UK, Gloucestershire.?
    Ania
    Ania:
    Great to hear, I hope you'll enjoy them! Yes, that's exactly where it was. Ania
Julia:
My sister doesn't eat dairy because she's intolerant and she literally asked me the other day if I could find a good recipe for nice pancakes for her, then I stumbled across this!
    Ania
    Ania:
    Sounds like a food fate of sorts :P Glad I could help and hope they were enjoyed by you both! x
Basia:
I’m sure it went really well! Thank you, already dreading the two-day marathon of dental pain 🤦‍♀️
    Ania
    Ania:
    Good luck! x
Basia:
Good luck with your speech today! Hope it goes well
    Ania
    Ania:
    Thanks, Basia! It went okay (it was yesterday). Hope your dental treatment goes smoothly in Feb. x
Ellen Houston:
Hi Anja, I'm from Germany and not sure where I can find almond Butter. So I was wondering if I can use peanutbutter instead? Thank you ;)
    Ania
    Ania:
    Hi Ellen,Yes, of course! If your peanut butter isn't runny (if it has some fat and stabilisers added like Sun-Pat, for example) add an extra splash of milk to the batter. x Ania
Mike:
Woke up this morning and my wife has a cold so made these instead of going out for breakfast as planned. They were sensational. We topped it with fresh blueberries
    Ania
    Ania:
    That's awesome to hear, Mike! I'm delighted. What a lovely gesture for your wife! I'm sending her 'get-well-soon' vibes! x Ania
Violetentity:
The pancakes look amazing. Your hard work is much appreciated.
    Ania
    Ania:
    Aw, thank you so much! I hope you'll enjoy them if you decide to make them. Ania
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