American-style pineapple & banana pancakes

American-style pineapple & banana pancakes

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(51 ratings)

Ready in 20 mins


Serves 4
These American-style pancakes are easier to make than traditional ones

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal230
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 100g/4oz fresh or drained canned pineapple



    With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…

  • 1 banana, sliced



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

  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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

  • 1 tsp cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 3 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • 1 egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 100ml milk



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

  • sunflower oil, for frying
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • Greek yogurt and maple syrup, to serve



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…


  1. Roughly chop the pineapple and slice the banana. Tip the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar into a bowl and mix well.

  2. Make a well into the centre and crack in the egg, then gradually mix the egg into the flour, adding the milk gradually to make a soft batter.

  3. Stir in the pineapple and banana. Heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan, add the batter in heaped tablespoonsful, well apart to allow them to spread. When bubbles appear on the surface, flip the pancakes over and cook until light golden.

  4. Cook all the pancakes and keep them warm. Serve 2-3 pancakes with a spoonful of yogurt and a little maple syrup poured over.

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12th Feb, 2013
I made these this morning for pancake day :) They were delicious! I managed to make 9 from the recipe which served 3 nicely but would struggle to serve 4. I would definitely recommend starting your pan on a low to medium heat and working out the best temperature from there. My first couple were burnt on the outside and still not cooked in the middle, but the rest turned out fine! I have sandwiched 2 together with golden syrup and chocolate buttons for an afternoon snack!
7th Feb, 2013
Really simple and quick to make! Delicious : )
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21st Jan, 2013
Made these yesterday on a cold snowy day, there are 5 of us so I tripled the ingredients. Having had the originals in a new york diner consensus was, "Delicious". Maple syrup a must (used very ripe banana as a filling). May have crispy bacon on the side next time.
16th Sep, 2012
Mary, Thank you for such a simple recipe... We had this for breakfast. I used wholemeal flour - although it had a slightly heavy consistency they turned out fine. For fillings, we decided on banana and raisins. Soft, yummy, simple, delicious and a great treat. 100% recommend this and will definitely make again - ;-) every Tuesday!
4th Sep, 2012
loved it, wanted something different for dessert and now I have a new breakfast too. Tastes great with a scoop of toffee Ice cream too.....yum
4th Sep, 2012
loved it, wanted something different for dessert and now I have a new breakfast too. Tastes great with a scoop of toffee Ice cream too.....yum
2nd Jun, 2012
Didnt use pineapple, kids loved them, like someones stated on here they do cook quick and I burnt the first ones. The pan was only on a medium heat. Will be making again tomoro by request!!
31st May, 2012
this recipe was great! very tasty - only 3 stars though as it was quite a heavy pancake to start the day with but other than that can't wait to try it with mango!
10th Apr, 2012
Just made these for holiday breakfast - yummy! Didn't use any pineapple and used light brown soft sugar and plain white flour, still turned out well. Served stacked with maple syrup and fresh coffee, what a start to the day! Thank you! Oh, first batch cooked perfectly but then 2nd batch git bit burnt, guess the pan got too hot. But still great!
26th Mar, 2012
These pancakes are amazing! Just used ingredients from the cupboard, didn't need to buy anything. Just had banana and used light brown soft sugar instead but worked really well. Takes about 10 minutes to make!


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