This Easy Banana Pancakes Recipe with, no added sugar, has the option of using a sourdough discard/sourdough starter. No more wasting overripe bananas or sourdough starter/discard. Serve with Maple Syrup if you wish and lots of fresh fruits.
Sheet of Baking parchment to cover pancakes while keeping them warm.
300gSelf Raising Flour
3medium sized eggs
150gfull fat milk
1tablespoonsactive Sourdough starteroptional
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Have ready a large thick bottomed frying pan or flat griddle, a few nobs of butter and a spatula. Turn the oven on to a medium heat and have a large plate inside to keep the pancakes warm.
Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and give it a good mix until everything is well combined. But do not overbeat.
Heat the frying pan over a medium heat add a small amount of butter and allow this to gently melt but not sizzle.
Drop tablespoons of the pancake mixture into the pan and leave to cook for a couple of minutes.
Carefully lift the edge of one of the pancakes, they should start cook to a nice golden brown colour. If not leave them a little longer, before turning over the cook on the other side. Cook for a couple of mins until nice and golden.
Remove the pancakes from the pan and serve straight away or add to the warmed plate in the oven. Keep covered with greaseproof paper to help prevent drying out.
DO NOT, under any circumstances, flatten down the pancakes or you will lose all the air bubbles that have been created as a result of the self raising flour and sourdough starter - if using. This will result in flat dense, rubbery pancakes.
Continue to cook the rest of the pancakes in the same way.
Serve with Maple Syrup, slices of Banana or other fresh seasonal fruits.
TIPS AND FAQ'S
Can You Use Overripe Bananas?You can use overripe or ripe bananas to make this recipe. Overripe Bananas are also a little sweeter and are easier to mash.
Why are my Pancakes Flat and Rubbery?One of the secrets to making light fluffy pancakes is not to flatten them down when you turn them over to bake. You will crush all the air bubbles if you do. Just flip them over and leave them to cook and turn golden.
How can I keep my Pancakes Warm?Keep them covered with baking parchment on a large in a warm oven.