I found out this wonderful recipe after reading the post from here. As compared to my previous recipe, this one is lighter and fluffier without adding the wholemeal flour. By adding 2 large fully ripen bananas into the batter, it made the pancakes even tastier and yummy! I had rewritten the steps so that it will be easier to follow.
1 ½ cups (12 oz) plain flour (or 50% plain flour and 50% cake flour)
3 ½ tsp baking powder
1 – 1½ tbsp sugar
1 ¼ cups (10 oz) milk – at room temperature
1 egg – at room temperature
3 tbsp melted butter (cool down) – to add into the batter
2 large bananas (fully ripen)
Pinch of salt
Extra butter for pan-frying
- Sieve flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Stir in the salt and sugar and make a well in the centre of the mixture.
- Measure the milk in a jug and then crack the egg straight into it. Lightly beat the egg and milk with a fork or whisk until they are mixed together.
- Pour the egg mixture and melted butter into the well in the centre of the flour mixture. Stir with a hand whisk until you have a smooth, creamy batter. (It is important that the batter is free from lumps. If you do get lumps in your batter, press it through a sieve using the back of a spoon.)
- Leave the batter to rest for about 15 mins – this will make the pancakes lighter. Mash the bananas in a bowl then stir them into the rested batter.
- Heat up a non-stick pan over medium high heat. Put a little bit of butter on the pan and wipe it with a kitchen towel to make sure it is well-coated. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.
- If you want an even colour tone for the pancake base, flip the pancake only when you see many bubbles appearing on the surface. Add a few drop of melted butter (optional). Then flip the pancake and cook for another 1 min or until slightly golden brown.
- For subsequent batches, no butter is required.
- Keep the cooked pancakes warm in a low oven while you cook more pancakes with the rest of the batter, adding a little knob of butter between each batch.