Banana pancakes with crispy bacon & syrup

Banana pancakes with crispy bacon & syrup

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

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Serves 4 (makes about 10 pancakes)

Treat yourself to a lazy brunch with these American-style fluffy pancakes with pancetta and maple drizzle

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  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon (or pancetta strips)
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp light soft brown sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas, 1 mashed, 1 thinly sliced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 25g butter, melted, plus a little extra
  • 125ml milk
  • maple syrup

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  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2013

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

ashencircle's picture
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So easy and absolutely delicious!