Gluten Free Banana Pancakes with Caramelised Banana Sauce
Light gluten free banana pancakes made with protein-rich flours and buttermilk. Topped with a home-made caramelised banana sauce for delicious decadence. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert and definitely not just for Pancake Day.
50gcoconut oilmelted - low microwave or set over hot water
Caramelised Banana Sauce
3firmer bananas sliced
150gsoft light brown sugar
2 to 3tbspwater
toasted chopped hazelnuts
a handful of chocolate chips
Weigh and mix together the flours, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large bowl, making sure all are fully combined. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, beat together the buttermilk, mashed banana, eggs, melted coconut oil and vanilla paste, until thoroughly combined, light and airy.
Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour the liquid into the bowl.
Stir the mixture briefly and then whisk until the ingredients are just evenly amalgamated. Be careful not to over-mix.
Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes whilst the bicarbonate of soda activates.
Prepare your frying pan by brushing (or sponging) with a little vegetable, sunflower or coconut oil and heat over a medium setting.
When the pan is hot, add a large spoonful of batter (I use a third-cup measure), and gently push out to form an American pancake shape about 5 mm thick.
Allow the underside to cook and when the bubbles that form on the top have popped, flip the pancake over and cook the other side.
Repeat this process until all the batter has been used. But place the pancakes as they cook in a pile on a heat-proof plate, wrapped in a clean tea towel and keep warm in a low oven until ready to eat.
Caramelised Banana Sauce
In a medium saucepan, mix the sugar and water together and heat over a medium heat, stirring until the sugar has melted and darkened slightly. Be careful not to over-cook, or the sugar will burn.
Add the sliced bananas to the pan and gently toss in the syrup, continuing to heat gently for a couple of minutes.
Remove from the heat.
Serve the pancakes with the sauce and a sprinkling of roasted chopped hazelnuts. For extra decadence, throw on some chocolate chips.
* Note: nutritional information is an estimate & may vary according to portion size/ingredient variants.It is cheaper and easy to make GF oat flour at home. Simply grind your oats into a fine powder using a kitchen blender or grinder and store in an airtight container as detailed on the GFA flours and flour blending page.