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Gluten Free Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes

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I hereby present to you something interesting, simple and quite yummy. You can make it with two ingredients, but I made it with four and then went right ahead and made it into a meal. I was totally inspired by Joy of Oh Joy! who has a little cutie called Ruby, she has good taste has Ruby. I made a more grown-up and (very slightly, perhaps) less healthy option.

Here’s my brunch for one. You could always make it a light breakfast and share between two (if you must). I got four small pancakes out of the following quantities.

Gluten Free Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes | this is lemonade

Gluten Free Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes, served with bacon and rocket

Ingredients | One each of the following:

  • Ripe banana
  • Generous teaspoon peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, you decide)
  • Tablespoon Greek yoghurt
  • Medium egg
  • Rasher of bacon (optional)
  • Handful of rocket (optional)

1. Mash the banana into as fine a pulp as you can. If it is ripe enough, a fork is sufficient for this. Mix in the peanut butter and then the yoghurt making sure the mixture is as smooth as you can get it. At this point, the mixture will be quite thick.

2. Mix in the egg. A small whisk may make it easier at this point, but I found it easy enough to fold in the egg carefully using the fork. Make sure you incorporate all the ingredients well.

Gluten Free Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes | this is lemonade

Gluten Free Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes | this is lemonade

3. If you are just planning on making the pancakes, then go right ahead and skip this step. Otherwise, fry the bacon in a preheated frying pan. I like to use a non-stick pan so that I don’t have to add extra oil. When the bacon is crisped and brown, remove and leave to rest on some kitchen paper to soak off any excess fat.

4. Turn the heat down and spoon the pancake mixture into the bacon fat (or preheated oil) before turning the heat back up. Fry the mixture until you see little bubbles appearing all over the mixture and a faint browning at the edges. This will cook more slowly than standard pancakes and if you try to turn them too quickly, they will collapse so be warned!

Gluten Free Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes | this is lemonade

5. Serve immediately. I sandwiched the bacon and some rocket between the pancakes. The flavours of the salty bacon and nutty rocket worked really well with the peanut buttery pancakes to make a very satisfying meal!

Gluten Free Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes | this is lemonade

I hope you give this a go. It’s simply a glorified fried egg so it’s really fun to make if you have the time, especially if you like bananas – the riper the better because the sweetness comes through perfectly 🙂 Do you have any favourite weekend treats in the kitchen? That idyllic weekend morning, when we all supposedly spend relaxing hours in the kitchen, making a fabulous breakfast or brunch…does that happen in your home? Well this was a real treat to make and to eat, and did not take much time either – my favourite bit 🙂

Gluten Free Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes | this is lemonade

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13 thoughts on “Gluten Free Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes

  1. Love the look of these – gonna try some soon!

  2. Oh I’m on for making pancakes this morning- I love bacon with it so why not just slip some between the cakes!

  3. What a great idea to add the mashed banana. Looks great!

  4. wow! you always come up with such creative meals! I would never have thought of that combination of flavours!

    • It’s probably more down to my laziness or impatience… refusal to wait to go to the shops to buy ingredients when I come across a great idea online. Make it up with what you’ve got, especially if you’re hungry 😉

  5. When do I ever have time to actually stop what I am doing and make something that I fall in love with? NOW! I am standing up right now and making those pancakes! How easy is that recipe and I am craving it! Be back in a bit to let you know how much I love them!

    • My niece and I loved them! thanks for sharing!

      • You made my day! You’re so funny, I couldn’t believe you ACTUALLY went and made them straight away lol! Thank you so much for your enthusiastic participation hehe 🙂 I’m glad you and your niece enjoyed them! I love that they’re flexible and you can play with the quantities and add stuff to change the texture or flavour so easily – hope you have fun with them again! 😀

  6. Lovely recipe. I will have to try this. I am new to this blog and love it.

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