Thursday, 15 August 2013

Flourless Banana Pancake

Over at Facebook, a recipe was floating around on a flourless banana pancake.  You know how I am a sucker for pancakes.  Since I have 3 bananas left, I decided to try this recipe.

The recipe calls for 1 banana to 2 eggs.  As they didn't indicate the size of the banana, I decided to weigh mine for more accuracy. 

After adding 2 eggs to 265g banana (3 med sized bananas), I already had a bad hunch that I should stopped but my curiosity got the better of me and I went ahead and added in the 3rd egg.  Right away I knew I should have trusted my own instinct.

The batter turned out way too watery.  I wasn't successful turning it into a pancake.  It ended up more like scrambled egg and the texture is really rough.  In order not to waste the remaining batter, I added in another 2 tbsp of plain flour.  



Okay, pancake formed but I didn't like the final product.  It lacks the bite texture and it tasted soggy.  Cooking this needed a heavily oiled pan as the sugar from the banana caramelised very quickly and sticks to my non stick pan.  It also burn the pancake before it has a chance to be fully cooked as you can see from the picture.  Thus you needed a lower flame to cook this.


I don’t know whether because this works only on barely ripe banana and not a ripe banana though.

Also I mashed mine really well and thus I am not sure whether it is supposedly to be just combined.  

Will I say this is a healthy recipe?  With the butter needed to oil the pan, to me, this is definitely not. 


Will I try this again? er… let’s say I will not waste my banana on this recipe.

For those who are now experimental mode, I am leaving the following recipe for you to try as someone did it and was successful.  

Maybe you can share with me your success and let's see where I went wrong.

What you need: (please read my experience before proceeding)

1 banana 
2 eggs

Method:

Crack eggs into a bowl.  

Add in cut bananas.

Mashed into batter like. 

Oil pan and put two small laddle full into it.

Cook till it turn golden and flip over and cook until golden.



8 comments:

  1. This is healthy but banana will for sure stick to the pan. I did some flourless cookies with banana, it can goes into the oven but not the pan.

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    1. Jozelyn, because there isn't any allergies in my family. This is one of those rare recipe I tried.

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  2. I don not eat wheat, and am intrigued. I often make banana pancakes, but use some, kind of flout usually as well as milk. Keen to try and see if I can make it work! I like a challenge...

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    1. Hey Karien, do try it out and let me know you succeed or am I the only one. THanks girl.

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  3. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com15 August 2013 at 23:49

    This is interesting. Would love to give this a try too, Edith :)

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    1. Ivy, adjust your egg as I find that it way too watery. Start with one banana in case it fail.

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  4. Oh, this is cool! Interesting. I shall try. :) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. test with caution. Need to modify.

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