Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Banana Pancake

At 9/9 is my birthday, but different from any birthday that I ever had, I just too lazy to cook that day :D 
So i made a simple "cake" that i'm sure everyone in the house will love :) 

Did you know that banana can be considered as a "drug" to our brain since it release a mood regulating substance called Tryptophan which is converted into Serotonin in the brain & thus elevates mood & makes us happier? 
It also high in Potassium : which help the body's circulatory system deliver oxygen to the brain, helping regulating heartbeat & water balance. Potassium also help in learning because it make our pupils more alert. Student find that they have more brain power and do better on exam if include banana at breakfast & lunch! 


  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Bob Red Mill 10 Grain Flour
  • 1 large ripe Banana 
  • 1/4 cup Light Sour Cream
  • 3/4 cup Low Fat Milk
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt 
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Evoo (extra virgin olive oil) or you can use coconut oil 


    • Pure the banana until smooth.
    • In a bowl place the dry ingredients together : flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, stir well.
    • In another bowl mix the wet ingredients : eggs, sour cream, orange juice, vanilla, milk, banana, evoo.
    • Make a circle in the center of the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients. 

    • Mix the batter just until combine, don't over mix.
    • Don't worry about the lumps, lumps are welcome! ( tips from: une-deuxsenses )
    • Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes at room temperature.

    • In a low medium heat, spray your non-stick pan with a cooking spray, just a quick spray. Using your paper towel, wipe it out - slightly.
    • Pour your batter in the center of the pan.
    • When the edge star to set & bubbles begin to appear (2-3minutes), using your spatula - flip the batter. 

    • If you have kitchen racks, arrange your pancake in a single layer to allow your pancake cool down. Don't stack the pancake, stack them only when you plan to eat it right away. 
    • Do the same step with the rest of the batter. 
    • Serve with your homemade syrup.
    • Enjoy! ;) 

    So next time you have a "mood-attack"  or need a "coffe replacement" just grab these amazing fruit! 

    Stay Healthy & Loves Your Kitchen More! ;) 

    Difficulty : Easy 
    Cooking Time : 45 minutes
    Makes : 12 pancakes 
    Recipe Adapted from : Dine and Dish


    1. Those pancakes look so soft, and fluffy! I am going to make some pumpkin pancakes for dinner too.

    2. Tq Angie! I'm looking for the post & recipe then! ;)

    3. The idea of banana in a pancake does sound delicious-we all know people load them on top usually. I have save this recipe for a special weekend. Your picture does make them look delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    4. What amazing pancakes - light and fluffy, and gorgeous with the syrup! Sounds like a great way to spend your birthday, supporting someone so inspirational!

    5. Those pancakes look perfect! Hope you had a very happy birthday =)

    6. First off, Happy Birthday! We have birthdays one day apart! Isn't amazing how food can be a common denominator? If you're a foodie - you automatically connect with fellow foodies! The pancakes are absolutely stunning!

    7. Those are perfect looking pancakes! Happy Birthday dear... I can't believe you traveled so far on your day! Wow! I am glad the movie was worth it!
      xo megan

    8. That stack of pancakes look awesome, now you have given me an idea to dedicate a dish or a piece of music to my favourite people some of whom are even dead! :)

    9. @Tina
      Yes! I think most ppl put the banana over the top, but to put the banana "inside" the pancake is sounds & taste great too!
      Tq Tina! ;)

    10. @Erin
      Tq erin! flufy & soft pancake is the best, especially in the morning!
      Yeah... I just got the idea since he is such a king of foodie & want all of u to know also ;)

    11. @Peggy
      Tq peggy for the whishes! ;)

    12. @Ann
      Ann! yes, when first time I read ur post about ur bday & award I'm amaze how did we have a bday & only 1 day apart?! amazing!
      ones again agree with u my dear - as a foodie, food did connecting ppl even the ppl we never meet > like u & me! ;)

    13. @Megan
      Tq for the birthday wishes mengan!
      Yes! I did enjoy the movie - in fact I'm planning to watch it again at Saturday... haha ha!

    14. @Choppinandmysaucepan
      Tq! I do also loves clasical music, almost all of them, I always play classic or jazz music when everytime I writing & when cooking also < it's a must! Agree? hehe he
      Glas I can give u the idea, just let me know when the dedicated post come out ya! ;)

    15. Happy Birthday! I love banana pancakes (the more lumps the better) - good choice!

    16. Happy belated birthday!
      I discovered pancakes just a few weeks ago, and now I'm in love with them (but mine aren't so homogeneous in cooking :S)... Now I have another recipe, YAY!

    17. Happy Birthday Elies! Oh either he's a foodie or not, I like him because he's cute!!!! LOL. Your banana pancakes look delicious. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    18. Happy belated birthday!!!! <3
      What a sweet post! Isn't it funny how food can connect people??? :-)))
      These pancakes look so good. I have never had banana pancakes, but I can imagine the fantastic taste and texture!!! YUM! Bookmarked!

    19. Happy belated birthday,,,never had banana pancake,something i must try,look Yum for "sarapan pagi" :)

    20. Happy Birthday! And picture perfect pancakes!!! What a great was to celebrate! :D

    21. I love pancakes! and banana... yum! What a great combo

    22. ah..aha..ahai.. Punya idola juga nih rupanya Elies..hehehe.. your banana pancake looks amazingly puffy dear.. love it so much! Pls grab your award at my page: http://c1tr4sinau.blogspot.com/2011/09/strawberry-blackberry-pie-dessert-and.html

    23. That looks great! I made banana pancakes once that were a huge fail about 6 years ago. I think it's time to give it another go!

    24. @Citra
      Haha ha!
      Tq citra! Already read the post but haven't have a chance to do the post for the award, thx again for thinking of me! ;)

    25. @Xiolu
      Hi Xialu! Tq! give it another go then! ;)

    26. @Russel
      Tq russel!
      Yes it is a great combo! ;)

    27. @Tiffani
      Hi tif! Tq for the bday wishes! ;)

    28. @Ridwan
      Tq ridwan! Yes, it's my favorite "sarapan pagi" :)
      Give it a try & let me know the result ya! ;)

    29. @Manu
      Hi manu!! Tq my dear, I'm honored! & tq for the bday wishes! u're the best! ;)

    30. @Nami
      Tq nami! I'm have a wonderful bday my dear, thx again :)
      Ohhh... he's cute huh? well... why I never notice that? "cutes" while eating! LOL

    31. @Giulietta
      Hi giulietta! Tq!
      and tq for the bday wishes dear! Please have this for breakfast! dessert breakfast! YaY! ;)

    32. @ruby
      Tq ruby! yes more lump are more better! ;)

    33. 2 of ur friends only, dear Els? :-( U forgot me here in SG, went to his 3days event at that time. Hehe no worries dear, Im jus teasing u. <3 And btw those pancake looks perfect in my eyes. Nicely done. :-)


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