Banana pancakes with crispy bacon & syrup

Banana pancakes with crispy bacon & syrup

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4 (makes about 10 pancakes)
Treat yourself to a lazy brunch with these American-style fluffy pancakes with pancetta and maple drizzle

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal411
  • fat16g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars30g
  • fibre2g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.6g
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Ingredients

  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon (or pancetta strips)
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 2 tbsp light soft brown sugar
  • 2 ripe banana, 1 mashed, 1 thinly sliced

    Banana

    bah-nah-nah

    Probably the best known, most popular tropical fruit, their name probably derives from the…

  • 2 large egg
  • 25g butter, melted, plus a little extra

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 125ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • maple syrup

Method

  1. Heat the grill to high. Arrange the bacon on a baking tray lined with foil. Cook for 5-7 mins until crisp, then turn off the grill but leave the tray inside to keep warm. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and sugar with a pinch of salt. Make a well in the centre and add the mashed banana, eggs, butter and milk. Whisk to a smooth batter without any flour lumps.

  2. Heat a little butter in a large frying pan. Once sizzling, ladle in small dollops of the pancake batter, leaving a little space between each, as they will spread out. Put 2 or 3 slices of banana onto the surface of each pancake and cook for 2 mins over a medium heat. When you see bubbles appear between the banana slices, flip the pancakes over and cook for 1 min more, until puffed up and golden. Transfer to a plate and keep warm with the bacon while you cook the rest. Serve the pancakes with the crispy bacon and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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Comments (10)

littlejones's picture
3.75

I've made this recipe a few times and it always turns out well. Today, I halved this recipe which made 5 pancakes. I used a whole mashed banana in the halved mix and we used goats milk. My boyfriend is veggie so instead of bacon, I added chopped walnuts and blueberries, which gave the pancakes a lovely tanginess. I'll definitely make them again.

KaylasCakes's picture

Halved this recipe but kept the one mashed banana. Great fluffy pancakes with lots of banana flavour. Half the mix made 6 pancakes. Added a bit of cinnamon as well!

sarahlouhughes's picture
5

Amazing pancakes! Didn't have any bacon in so just had them with maple syrup and berries. Used up all of the battery between to of us oops! I got 9 pancakes out of the battery so recipe accurate. Will definitely make these again.

CashmereGrass's picture
5

Amazing recipe! Such a good taste, the crispy bacon and the indulgent pancakes were a great hit with the b/f

sarah-janerich's picture

These are so easy to make and taste delicious.I will definitely be making these again for brunch.

lindarademaker's picture
5

These were great! Served them during easter brunch and everyone loved them. The combination of the sweetness of the bananas with the salty bacon and the maple syrup was lovely. Would definitely make them again!

IceCreamCloud's picture

I served them to my family. They were very filling and gone within minutes! I decided to make double the batch and now I have to save half the mixture for tomorrow! However, I didn't use the bacon as I am vege.

banoffeepie's picture

Made these for breakfast using just one egg. Absolutely delicious!

teapack's picture
5

This recipe worked really well. Lovely fluffy pancakes not a scrap left on the plate.

ashencircle's picture
5

So easy and absolutely delicious!

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IceCreamCloud's picture

Try it without the bacon for vegetarians! It tastes just as good!

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