Buttermilk pancakes with sticky banana and Brazil nuts

Buttermilk pancakes with sticky banana and Brazil nuts

  • serves 6
  • Easy

These American-style buttermilk pancakes are the fluffiest you'll ever taste. Topped with caramelised banana and Brazil nuts what more could you want?

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Ingredients

  • plain flour 175g
  • baking powder ½ tsp
  • bicarbonate of soda ½ tsp
  • golden caster sugar 1 tbsp
  • vanilla pod 1, seeds scraped from the pod
  • egg 2
  • butter 25g, melted
  • buttermilk 200ml
  • milk 100ml
  • golden caster sugar 140g
  • brazil nuts 100g, roughly chopped
  • bananas 2, thickly sliced
  • maple syrup 200ml

Method

  • Step 1

    Put 175g plain flour, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp baking powder, ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1 tbsp golden caster sugar and seeds scraped from 1 vanilla pod in a food processor and blend. Add 2 egg yolks, 25g melted butter, 200ml buttermilk and 100ml milk, then blend to a smooth batter. Whisk 2 egg whites in a bowl to soft peaks, then fold into the batter.

  • Step 2

    Heat a little oil in a pan. Ladle in the batter to make pancakes about 10cm in diameter. Cook for about 1 minute until the tops are set and little holes appear in the surface. Flip the pancakes over then brown lightly on the other side.

  • Step 3

    Toss 140g golden caster sugar with 100g of roughly chopped brazil nuts and 2 thickly sliced bananas. Tip into a pan, heat through to melt the sugar, then toss as everything begins to caramelise. When the nuts and bananas are golden, remove from the heat and stir in 200ml maple syrup, then serve with the pancakes.

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