“Mum, there is a box of bananas at the front door”
And there was! We were the lucky recipients of a random act of kindness this week. Kirsten from Casuarina Farm, where we order our weekly box of organic fruit and vegetables from, had swung past and left us an extra big box of beautiful organic bananas. This is like hitting the jack pot for me! My mind went into a spin thinking about how I could use a whole box of bananas and the first thing that came to mind was, of course, banana buckwheat pancakes!
Easy Banana Buckwheat Pancakes (gluten + dairy free)
My kids love pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner and I love making them into a big stack to top with fresh fruit and maple syrup. Our banana buckwheat pancakes are gluten and dairy free and really simple to make if you remember the 1+1 rule.
How to make Easy Banana Buckwheat Pancakes
This recipe for pancakes is so easy to remember because it is just one of everything!
Makes 10 gluten and dairy free pancakes
1C rice milk (or any kind of milk you like, coconut and almond is nice too).
1 tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla paste or extract
1 C buckwheat flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
What to do:
Using a hand held stab blender, blend the banana, egg, rice milk, honey and vanilla paste in a large jug or bowl until smooth (I use my big pyrex jug as it makes it easier to pour out the pancake batter into the pan).
Sift in the flour and baking powder and whisk to combine and remove all the lumps.
Allow the mixture to sit on the bench for fifteen minutes or so to thicken up a little bit.
Heat a medium sized frying pan over low-medium heat and add a knob of butter, ghee or coconut oil (for dairy free). *See life changing tip below!
Pour enough batter into the pan to make a medium sized pancake and cook for a few minutes on each side, you will know it’s ready to flip when you see bubbles coming to the surface.
Continue until you use up all your batter. You can keep your pancakes warm in a low oven if you like.
Serve with all of your favourite toppings such as coconut yoghurt, fresh berries, sliced banana, toasted coconut, chopped almonds, walnuts or pecans…the list is endless.
Life Changing Tip
I think I read about this pancake making tip somewhere and I think it’s pretty fantastic! To grease your frying pan between each pancake, simply take a cold square of butter and attach it to the end of a fork. Swirl the butter side around the pan a few times for a cleaner way to grease. If using coconut oil, you just have to do it the old fashion way – with a teaspoon!
More Banana Recipes
Do you love cooking with bananas too? I’d love to hear about your favourite recipes!
Happy Eating! Love Kristin x For more healthy but fun food for the whole family, but especially for KIDS, take a look at my eBook, Kids Party Time, just $6.95.
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