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On Fluffy Banana Pancakes (Recipe)

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In Denmark, what they call pancakes is a slightly thicker version of crêpes. So their pancake mixes don’t give you nice fluffy pancakes you might be used to in Japan, where they are called “hotcakes”. The flour in Denmark seems to have more gluten as well, so some American recipes don’t come out as well.

Here’s one that’s been tested many times (but alas, no photo*!) that uses Greek yoghurt. It’s thicker than the American variety.

Banana Yoghurt Pancakes

  1. Combine 2 cups of flour, 2 Tbsp sugar, 2 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp baking soda in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, mash 2 to 3 ripe bananas. Add 2 large eggs, and then add up to 2 cups of Greek yoghurt** (if you are a little short, no problem) and 1/4 cup of water. Mix. The batter will look thicker than regular American pancakes. Do not fret.
  3. Pour the content of the medium bowl into the large bowl with the flour mixture.
  4. Laddle into a non-stick pan or an oiled cast iron pan***. Flip when the top side shows bubbles and the sides look dry. The second side doesn’t require as much time.
  5. Go fancy by placing sliced bananas on the second side before flipping to get more banana flavor.

*The photo above is when I experimented with using mascarpone cheese without bananas, but served with sautéed apple wedges. This recipe is more economical and provides a similar texture.

**I usually use full-fat, or 10% fat yoghurt. I prefer using Greek yoghurt because they tend to have less whey and produces a fluffier/higher pancakes that hold their shape without being tough.

***Cooking bacon in the cast iron pan ahead of time takes care of the oil!


One comment on “On Fluffy Banana Pancakes (Recipe)

  1. Andrea Klassen
    May 4, 2015

    Delicious pancake recipe and a great way to use up yogurt if it’s been sitting in your fridge for a while. I’ll keep checking back for more vegetarian happy meals.

    Liked by 2 people

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