Banana pancakes need no introduction. Just the mere thought of well-stacked pancakes with the goodness of a potassium-rich fruit has the potential to heal souls. The good ol’ pancakes typically nestle in the elusive list of breakfast menus but be that as it may, they also make a good snack/dessert option. I love pancakes for desserts or for a quick late-night snack when I’m wildin’ and vibing to Shakira’s hips don’t lie (I still do that, yes) at 2 am. It’s not just the savory taste but the aroma that makes my olfactory receptors dance and sway along with me.
All the talk aside, making basic pancakes is easier than sleeping on time (trust me, I tried). You just need a few ingredients (list ahead) and a simple pan, spoon/ladle, and a flat spatula — ta-da! you’re all set to treat your tastebuds. This one is a super basic, no-sugar banana pancakes recipe. Read on and tweak it as you like!
To make basic banana pancakes, you need, well, some basic ingredients as follows:
- Bananas – 2
- All-purpose flour – 1.5-2 cups
- Milk – 0.5-1 cup
- Honey – 2 tablespoons
- Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
- Butter/oil – as required
Note: You can substitute all-purpose flour with oats for an extra healthy twist. If you’re lactose intolerant, switch milk to water.
Banana Pancakes Recipe
- Start with making a slurry of all the ingredients except flour and baking soda. Take 1.5 bananas, 1/2 cup milk, and 1 tbsp honey and grind them to form a mixture.
- Take 2 cups of all-purpose flour, add one teaspoon of baking soda, and add the liquidy mixture. Beat all the ingredients well. Keep adding milk and mix it until you attain a runny consistency. Your batter is ready!
- Heat a pan, spread some butter/oil, and add a ladle full of batter gently onto the pan.
- Let the bottom of the pancake get nicely cooked. Once you spot bubbles, flip the pancake (with the help of a flat spatula ’cause there’s no other way of doing it right without poking and breaking your pretty-looking pancakes).
- Let the other side cook for a min, and turn the heat off. Repeat until you stack ’em all fine and nice.
- Use the half banana (sliced) to top it and drizzle a tbsp of honey.
Note: Banana naturally has sugar, and with honey alongside, it makes a good enough substitute for sugar. However, you can use sugar if you prefer it or top the pancakes with chocolate syrup for the sweetness factor if honey doesn’t do it for you.
That’s literally it. Super yummy no-sugar banana pancakes are all yours to devour!