Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Wholewheat Banana-Walnut Pancake Recipe

Aai baba recently took a trip to Singapore for my sister-in-law's convocation. They've come back loaded with a lot of food goodies for the home and me. One of the best ones is a bear-shaped pancake pan that tai has sent for me as an early birthday gift!

Wholewheat Banana-Walnut Pancake Recipe

She saw how many pancakes I and later hubby had devoured last year in Singapore at her place. And she very thoughtfully sent me the pan to make more. Now that the pan's here, I HAD to make pancakes!

Wholewheat Banana-Walnut Pancake Recipe

I prefer not to use maida (all-purpose flour) as far as possible. So I made these pancakes with wholewheat flour. A problem that people think wholewheat flour has is that it makes for denser pancakes. To that I say, "Nope!" Once you get the eggs frothy, these pancakes are anything but dense. Add in bananas and walnuts with a sprinkling of sugar and you've got yourselves a quick breakfast treat!

Wholewheat Banana-Walnut Pancake Recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 minutes per pancake

Makes: 4 pancakes

Ingredients:

3 eggs
2 cups wholewheat flour
1 large banana
5 walnuts de-shelled
2 tsps powdered sugar
1/2 cup water

Butter for brushing the cooking pan
Powdered sugar for sprinkling on top.

Method:

Peel the banana and cut it into small chunks of about 3 cms each.

Cut the walnut kernels into 4-5 pieces.

In a bowl, break the eggs. Whisk with a beater or fork in quick circular motions till a thick layer of froth is formed at the top.

Fold the flour and sugar in gently. Add water, banana chunks and walnuts and mix gently.

Heat a pan. Brush it with butter on one side. Pour a quarter of the batter and cook till golden brown on one side. Flip and cook on the other side,

Use a sieve to sprinkle the powdered sugar on top and serve hot!