Banana Pancakes

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I was trawling through my recipes on Eating for Ireland this fine and sunny Friday morning – when I realised that I was also thinking about what I was going to have for my own breakfast – and into my sugar-deprived brain popped this little recipe – I can’t tell how long it’s been since I made this indulgent, tasty, and above-all, quick breakfast-for-one.

It’s Pancakes Jim, but not as we know them..

Due to the fact that there’s no flour in these pancakes, I don’t recommend making them for more than two lucky people. The pancakes are a little (only a little) delicate, so two portions is plenty.

The recipe below was made for just me today, and resulted in 6 small but delicious pancakes, which sadly disappeared in a heartbeat..

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Go on, spoil yourself :)


  • A small frying pan
  • a medium-sized bowl
  • a spatula or flat-bladed knife for turning.

INGREDIENTS: This recipe made me my breakfast today, just double it up for another lucky being!

  • 1 ripe Banana                                                                                                                        Banana Pancakes (6)
  • 1 large egg
  • a teaspoon of sugar (I used Truvia, a calorie-free sugar replacement)
  • a sprinkle of ground Cinnamon, or a capful of Vanilla Extract (both optional)
  • Low calorie  spray
  • fresh fruit, to accompany.

METHOD: Rocket science, this..

  • Break up the banana in the bowl, and mash it using a fork (I only do this fairly roughly)

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  • Crack the egg in, and mix it in well
  • Add sugar and flavourings if using
  • Heat the pan to medium-hot.
  • Spray with Low-Cal spray
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Notice the little lumps of Banana – that’s the way I like it :)

  • Drop 3 individual dessertspoons of the mixture onto the pan to make 3 little pancakes
  • Leave for 2-3 minutes until golden underneath.
  • Gently flip each pancake over, and give it a further 2 minutes or so. (this can be a little scary, but just go slowly and it will be fine)

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  • Repeat with the remaining banana mixture
  • Serve immediately with fresh fruit of your choice – or Maple Syrup, if you’re feeling really indulgent!


  • Don’t even consider making one large pancake for speed’s sake – the mixture is really very delicate and won’t turn over on one go (yep,  been there!)
  • Once you’ve made this for the first time, you will really speed up, so that you can easily make this for a weekday breakfast – it can be prepared and cooked while you’re making your coffee!

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I started writing down recipes in an old copybook when I was about 16. With 6 children at home, my Mother was always glad of a hand in the kitchen, and really allowed us to experiment - as long as we washed up afterwards, and left the kitchen immaculate! Having a tidy kitchen has followed me through my life, as has the habit of writing down my favourite recipes; except that these days I write them for my website, and add photographs when I can. The website really started when it occurred to me that my daughter might like to have these recipes when I've forgotten them. In my early days of cooking for family and friends, I used to phone my Mum all the time to ask her for the recipe for some of our favourite family dinners. She rarely had a recipe to hand - I think, like me, she made a lot of it up as she went along.. So welcome to Eating for Ireland - these are the recipes that my friends and family having been eating these past 40 years.. yes, I truly am ancient! They are tried and tested, and have worked for me for all that time - I have updated them as new ingredients became available - I really hope you'll find something that you can make into a family favourite of your own. You don't have to tell anyone where you found these great new dishes that you're serving up - it can be our little secret, but I'd really love it if you could give me a sneaky 'follow' on Facebook and Instagram.. So off you go - have a good rummage around, you're bound to find something new! My sincere thanks to all of you who have found a recipe that you liked and dropped me a line to tell me - I really do love to hear from you! Happy Cooking! Becks xx

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