Pancakes with Maple Syrup & Banana


  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of salt (optional)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • Butter
  • 1 banana
  • Maple syrup


  1. Take a large bowl (or a large jug) and add the flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of baking powder.
  2. If you are using salt, add it too. I don’t bother with it!
  3. Mix gently with a fork or whisk.
  4. Make a well in the center.
  5. Pour a cup of milk into the well.
  6. Add the beaten egg.
  7. Mix gently until the batter forms – try not to over mix.
  8. Add a small knob of butter to a non stick pan and place over a medium heat.
  9. When the pan is hot, pour the batter onto the pan to the size you’d like your pancakes. I generally make 3/4 small pancakes at a time so they don’t flow into each other on the pan. Smaller pancakes are easier to flip too.
  10. Flip the pancakes after a minute or so when you see bubbles on top and/or the edges of the pancakes go brown.
  11. Cook for another minute or so.
  12. Slice a banana.
  13. When the pancakes are done, place them on a plate, add some slices of banana and lightly pour maple syrup over everything. The natural sweetness from the banana reduces the need for ‘lots’ of syrup.