My nickname for these pancakes is “Faileo Pancakes”. Why? Because I started off with a paleo pancake recipe and then covered it in caramel. Just because. And it’s DELICIOUS. Plus it’s super easy and gluten free! Forget the usual flour, milk and sugar – the base recipe uses just 3 ingredients – bananas, eggs and baking powder.
And why am I making pancakes? Because it’s Shrove Tuesday (aka Pancake Day) of course! Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.
I had such a great response to my single serve Lonely Girl Pancakes that I created another single serve pancake recipe. You’ll be making this, a LOT.
Banana Caramel Pancakes
- 2 medium bananas ripe to overripe
- 2 eggs
- 1/8 tsp baking powder
- Butter to fry
- 3 tbsp caramel sauce I used Bonne Maman caramel spread
- 1 tbsp shredded coconut optional
- Mash 1 1/2 bananas in a bowl, then crack 2 eggs in and whisk until combined. It doesn't have to be super smooth, I like the batter quite chunky.
- Add 1/8 teaspoon of baking powder and coconut (if using) to the mashed bananas and egg mix and stir to combine.
- Pour approx 1 tablespoon of batter per pancake into the frypan and cook over medium low heat.
- Flip after bubbles appear across the surface, cook for about one minute more until golden on both sides.
- Heat a little more butter in the frying pan and fry the slices of banana with a spoonful of caramel spread until golden.
- To assemble, stack pancakes and smooth a teaspoon of caramel between every second pancake.
- Top with pan fried bananas and a little more caramel.
If you want to make these pancakes truly paleo, skip the caramel and throw in a handful of berries before you cook them. Very delicious and healthy too.
And thanks to Australian Eggs, I have a special pancake-themed prize pack to give away!
This giveaway pack (RRP$50) includes:
– Mixing bowl
– Pancake Rings
– Eggs Easy As apron
Enjoy the recipe and good luck!