The idea of pancakes for breakfast always excites my husband and he is forever ready to try out a new flavour. I did try pancakes in a local shack here. Pancake is basically fresh flat bread made from sweet batter. The usual pancakes we get here have dollops of maple syrup and a stick of butter. A side dish of generous helping of fresh fruits and whipped cream along with a steaming hot cup of coffee makes for a hearty breakfast. Canadians surely love their maple syrup! Canada’s national tree is Maple and one can hardly resist trying out the Maple syrup here. The taste is a bit unusual for the first timer and I am not a big fan of it myself but my husband simply loves it and is always seeking just a little bit more syrup every time I make pancakes for him.
This recipe is a fruity approach to the usual pancakes which not only makes these more filling but also ideal for tiffin box as it can also be eaten without the fancy toppings.
Fruity Twist : Banana – Apple pancakes (Eggless)
fruity twist Banana Apple pancakes
Depending on the size of pancakes, would make approximately 7-8 pancakes.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida)
- 1 ripe banana – mashed
- 1/2 apple – grated
- 1 cup milk (soy/plain)
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- a pinch of grounded cinnamon
- 1 stick un-salted butter (melted)
- 1 tsp soda-bi-carb (optional)
(entirely optional – be as creative as you can be. Dig inside your fridge for possible sweet somethings to go along with these pancakes)
- maple syrup/ honey/your favorite fruit jam (i prefer orange/ apricot marmalade for the zesty taste or raspberry jam for its tangy taste)
- dark chocolate chips
- sugar for drizzle
1. Take a clean and dry bowl. Sift all the dry ingredients (Flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon & soda-bi-carb) through a sieve and mix well. Keep it aside.
2. In a separate bowl, mix all the wet ingredients ( mashed banana, grated apple, 3/4 cups of milk, butter) and keep aside.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture and mix well. Keep aside for 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile heat a non-stick pan and smear a little butter on the pan. You will observe the mixture will turn a bit fluffy because of the soda-bi-carb.
4. Add the 1/4 cup of milk to smoothen out the batter.
5. Take a ladle full of batter and pour it in the centre of the pan. Now with the help of the ladle, spread the batter evenly on the pan in circular motion. Add some butter around the batter.
6. Cook each side till it turns golden brown. Hot pancakes are ready !
Take 2 pancakes on a plate. Give a generous helping of maple syrup/honey/jam on top (you may skip this if desired as pancakes already have some sugar in them).
Decorate with sugar sprinkle and chocolate chips.