The first time I had gluten free banana pancakes like these I was in San Francisco eating brunch at Dotties, they were a healthy pancake special on the board. If there’s one thing those San Franciskies do well it’s brunch! Although these banana and blueberry pancakes are perfect for Pancake day, they are quick and easy enough for a healthy breakfast any day of the week! I’ve tried making these flour free pancakes many times and I think I have tinkered with the recipe and method enough now to finally hand it over to you.
For these gluten free banana pancakes with blueberries, you will need
3 small very ripe bananas
2 medium eggs
1/4 tsp baking powder (a gluten free one if you need it)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
a handful of blueberries
a knob of butter
How to make banana pancakes
Mash up the bananas really well or whizz them in your blender if you have one.
Tip the bananas into a bowl from the blender and add crack in the eggs. Then add in the baking powder and cinnamon. Use a fork to mix it all up.
Stir in those lovely juicy blueberries – about a handful is good.
Turn your grill on high, you’ll need it soon. Now get your best non-stick pan (or what ever pan you like to make an omelette in) and add the butter. Put it over a medium heat to melt (you may need more butter if your pan isn’t non-stick).
Pour in your mixture. Gloopy healthy loveliness.
Let it settle and stand back just watch the magic happen. You should see the odd bubble burst through.
Wait until it to looks like it’s nearly cooked through. A warming comforting banana smell will hit you about now.
Give the pan a little shake – if the pancake shifts in one piece then it’s nearly ready. As this is a more fragile creation, rather than flipping out simply pop it under the grill instead.
Wait for a minute or two until it is cooked through and you are happy with the colour. Just a light golden colour will do.
Roll the baby over and plop it onto your plate.
Here’s where you can make it personal and add some of your favourite additions. Try some fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup…
Pour over some maple syrup. If your berries are sweet you won’t need a lot but it would be rude not to have any…
It looks good enough to eat!
Then when you’ve made it your own, dig in feeling guilt free.
If you are feeling particularly indulgent you could try some melted 70% chocolate over your gluten free banana pancakes (go on, a bit doesn’t harm you!) and some toasted hazelnuts. You know you want to…
You could lightly drizzle the chocolate over using a fork or you could do it like me and use a spoon. I’ve just come home from a long dog walk and I scraped the bowl round – nothing too delicate happening right here.
Again you could chop your hazelnuts finer – but I was starving and bigger seemed much better at the time.
Almost looks naughty doesn’t it.
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