Local Banana Pancake Recipe



Last month apart of my first open Farm Gate selling produce I traded vegetables with some of the locals who in return swapped their produce. For a box of lettuce, sliverbeet, an assortment of Asian greens I got some pumpkins, bananas and avocados. How lucky am I to live in a really fertile and productive area?

With the bananas taking a few days to ripen we started getting creative with them, making smoothies different variation of pancakes and cakes. I only have four left after a we received about 3 kilos of them. Well my excuse its raining again today and no doubt I will be making more pancakes.

When I was a kid and it was raining we always stayed indoors and played board games and would eat pancakes with lemon and sugar. A memory I wanted to recreate but in my style with the produce we have here in my local area. Needless to say while Roy was home last time around we stayed indoors most of the time watching the Tour de France and playing board games because it was raining, again :-(.

What is your rainy day food and what do you do to keep you entertained indoors?


Local Banana Pancake Recipe
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Recipe type: Sweet
Serves: 4
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 ½ cup of milk
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp butter/olive oil
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • Cream
  • Honey
  1. To prepare the batter crack the egg into a large mixing bowl with the sugar and ½ a cup of the milk. Mix to combine. Add the flour, bicarb soda and salt and mix to a thick paste making sure that there are no lumps. Add a small amount of the remaining milk and stir to combine, repeat the process several times until all the milk has been used and making sure there are no lumps. The batter should be runny but not completely watery, or too thick.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over a medium heat and melt the butter. Once the butter has melted pour 2 -3 tablespoons of the mixture into the pan, depending on the size of your pan you can do three or four at a time. I aim for palm sized pancakes.
  3. Once the mixture starts to bubble, carefully turn over the pancakes and cook for a further minute. Remove from the pan once the pancakes are cooked through and repeat the process until all the batter has been used.
  4. Layer two or three pancakes on a place and top with freshly cut local banana a dollop of Maleny Dairies Cream and drizzle of Adopt A Hive Honey.
Depending on the weather, when it is wet you don’t need to use as much milk as when it is dry.



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Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as a mentor for women who are looking to create and live a life with passion & purpose at www.lizziemoult.com.

7 Responses

  1. Local bananas? Gosh, how lucky you are! Lovely pancake recipe – and great for a rainy day. Which we haven’t had for awhile (maybe an inch total in the last 6 weeks – we desperately need some). Sounds like you really scored with your trade.

  2. Hi Liz. Your pancakes look amazing! Cream, honey and bananas are a winning combinations aren’t they? To have fresh, locally grown bananas, avocados and pumpkins is pretty special, I agree. When we ran our bread workshop we had a swap table which turned out to be one of the best parts of the day! I was amazed what people shared and swapped.

    I enjoyed your Gympie post too! It looked like good old country fun!

  3. I love banana pancakes! I love pretty much anything with banan in it but I don’t love them fresh The bummer for me, and us trying to live more sustainably, is that there aren’t bananas grown locally.

  4. How wonderful to have access to local bananas! The big banana industry is one of the worst in the agricultural sphere 🙁 These look absolutely wonderful, particularly on a rainy day (or generic Sunday afternoon!). My go-to is usually the cliche soups and stews, but next time I’ll keep this recipe in mind.

  5. Banana pancakes are my favorite kind! My mom always made them for me when I was growing up…sometimes, if I was lucky, with the addition of chocolate chips 🙂 I’ve never heard of putting cream and honey on pancakes but that sounds amazing… What an awesome food swap!

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