Saturday 14 March 2015

Let There Be Light

When my children were much younger, they loved bananas. Bananas are always top on my grocery list besides cereal, milk, eggs and bread which they will eat at anytime of the day.
I have often baked banana muffins, banana bread, banana cakes, and today for the first time, banana pancakes.

These pancakes are absolutely gorgeous.  The batter which has mashed bananas and banana slices makes light and fluffy, sweet and buttery delectable pancakes. Drizzle a little maple syrup over the pancakes just before serving, and all is pure bliss in your mouth as the bananas, walnuts, syrup and pancake complement one another perfectly. You can go without the maple syrup if  you like.

The maple bacon is like a sweet/salty icing on a short stack. It is really good, smokey sweet and salty. It is a guilty pleasure that one will want to eat again and again.

To make the pancakes, you need to mash half banana and slice the other half into thin slices.

To make pancakes for 2( makes 7-8  3inch wide pancakes) Stir in 70g self raising flour with 1/2 tsp baking power and 1 tbsp light soft brown sugar and a pinch of salt.   Make a well in the center and add in the mashed banana, 1 large beaten egg, 15g melted butter, 60g milk.

Whisk to a smooth batter without any flour lumps.

Heat a little butter in a frying pan, Once sizzling, ladle a small dollops of the batter onto the pan. Put 2-3 slices of banana onto the surface of pancake and cook over a medium heat. When you see bubbles appear, flip the pancakes and cook till puffed up and golden.

Arrange 4 bacon slices in 1 layer on a baking tray. Bake for 15 - 20 mins in a 200C oven until bacon begins to brown. Remove the pan from oven, and brush bacon slices with 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. Bake for another 3-5 minutes, and transfer bacon onto a plate lined with paper towels.

This post is linked to Little Thumbs Up 'Banana' hosted by Faaez from Bitter Sweet Spicy. Organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen from My Little Favourite DIY.

I am doing a study of The Bible Timeline. It is a fascinating study which would take me on a journey through the entire Bible. The study goes deep into each period of salvation history and the many amazing stories woven throughout all of Scripture.

And God said, "let there be light," and there was light. Genesis 1:3


  1. Hi Lian,
    My big kids love bananas too!
    Drooling over these hearty brekkie ... gorgeous banana pancake with maple bacon ! Yummy-licious!

  2. This looks delicious, Lian!

  3. Gorgeous pancakes! Bananas for some reason, always get fnished really quickly in our house, so I have to hide it if I wanna use it for baking/cooking :P

  4. Hi Lian,

    I like your bold combination of eating pancakes. Very dangerously nice :D



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