What we're making
Easy banana pancakes - These light and fluffy American style pancakes are perfect for using up over-ripe bananas from the fruit bowl. Gluten free - try swopping self-raising flour for gluten free alternatives. Dairy free - try almond or oat milk
Total cost to make: approximately £3.00
What you'll need
350g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1tsp vanilla extract
250ml whole milk
Butter, for frying
2 mixing bowls
How to do it
1. Mix the flour and baking powder in a large bowl.
2. In a separate bowl mash the bananas with a fork - kids are great at this! Whisk in the eggs, milk and vanilla essence.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bowl and whisk together to form a smooth batter.
4. Add a knob of butter to the frying pan over a medium heat. Add 2-3tsp of batter to the pan and cook for several minutes or until small bubbles start appearing on the surface. Flip pancake over and cook for 1-2 further minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.