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Aloha breakfast pancakes

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Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Source: Own recipe

I invented this recipe while staying on the island of Hawai'i, where apple bananas (a small, soft variety of banana) were plentiful. I had no eggs and figured mashed up bananas would substitute well. The result turned out to be delicious. They are roughly American-style; smaller ones might resemble UK crumpets. You can also use coconut alternative to milk for a vegan option, though I found regular semi-skimmed milk tasted better.

  • 2 US cups (500ml / 350g) flour
  • 3-4 apple bananas, or 2 regular bananas (about 180g), mashed.
  • 2 tsp (approx) baking powder
  • 1¾ US cups (400ml) milk (enough to top up your measuring jug to 4 cups / 1 litre)
  • ~4 dozen frozen blueberries, optional
  1. Add the flour, bananas, baking powder and milk to a measuring jug, and mix thoroughly.
  2. Pour a quarter of the mix at a time into a large frying pan, add the blueberries if using, and dry fry on a medium heat until the mixture has solidified on top
  3. Flip over and brown on the second side.
  4. Serve hot with maple syrup or honey drizzled over.


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