When I was a youngling, I would look forward to Sunday mornings. Waking up to the sweet aroma of pancakes in the kitchen. In my mother’s house (African tradition, it’s the mother’s house lol), pancake Sundays was a weekly tradition. And my dad would be the chef behind the stove making the pancakes.
Over the years this tradition has stuck and every Sunday am busy in the kitchen preparing these delicacies. And today was no exception. Like most Sundays, I always find myself struggling to kick the duvet away. The cold outside wasn’t helping either. But pancakes had to be made come rain or shine.
Chocolate Banana Pancakes
Today’s pancakes are special. Special because I was making chocolate banana pancakes. Not that I have never eaten banana pancakes (my dad loves them) but I was adding a new twist – bringing some chocolate flavor to it.
Here’s the recipe to the world’s most delicious pancakes.
- 4 Ripe bananas
- Chocolate essence
- Vanilla yogurt
- Wheat flour (preferably self-raising flour)
- Baking powder
- Sugar (or honey)
- Sungold Sunflower Oil
- 3 Eggs
Chop the bananas and pour them into a blender. Add 3/4 cup of vanilla yogurt to the bananas and top with a teaspoon of chocolate essence. Blend the bananas till they make a smooth puree.
Pour the banana mixture into a separate bowl. Add 3 cups of wheat flour (I used all purpose flour) and 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Mix till you get everything mixed in well. Add 1/2 cup of honey and two teaspoons of salt, and continue mixing.
Into a separate bowl break the three eggs and add three cups of milk. Mix well and add to your banana pancake mix. Mix the whole mixture till there are no more wheat lumps.
Cooking the Banana Pancakes
Heat up your pan on the stove and our two spoons of Sungold Cooking oil onto the pan. Pour 3/4 cup of the banana pancake mixture onto the pan and bring the fire to medium heat. Medium heat helps the pancake to cook slowly without getting burned from too much heat on the pan. Let the pancake cook for about 5-6 minutes or until it’s golden brown. Flip it over and let it cook for another 6 minutes. Once it’s ready place it on a dry plate, and repeat the above procedure till the entire mixture is used up.
Serve with bananas and pour some honey on top. Enjoy your pancakes with some African tea or a cup of freshly brewed coffee.
Here is how my pancakes turned out.