Reader Recipes: Joy’s Maple And Banana Pancakes

Joy’s Banana and bacon pancakes with maple syrup.

Ingredients to serve 1:

1 rasher of Sainsbury’s basic bacon
30g self raising flour
1 small very ripe banana
60mls milk – or 30ml milk and 30ml water
very small pinch salt
Small knob of butter, if needed
1 tsp maple syrup to drizzle over.


Fry the bacon in its own fat until cooked and as you like it. Set aside in a warm oven. Keep the fat. Wipe around the pan if there are any over browned bits left and you don’t like them.

Make the batter. Place the flour and the pinch of salt in a bowl and add 1/3 of the banana, mushed up (I used my hands).

Add the milk and whisk into a batter. It won’t be totally smooth because of the banana, unless you zizz it.

Make sure the bacon pan is hot (add a little butter if needed) and pour in half the batter. Fry on one side, then turn and fry the other side, then tip onto a warmed plate and keep warm. Do the same with the other half of the batter – you’ll maybe need a little butter in the pan first.

Thinly slice the rest of the banana.

Serve by arranging the two pancakes on the warm plate, scatter over the sliced banana, top with the bacon and then drizzle the 1tsp of maple syrup over the top.

Eat straight away. Delicious.


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