When my daughter started on solids it soon turned out that she had dairy intolerance. This was a very new thing for me as no-one in my family has ever had any intolerance to food or any allergies. Lucky me, eh? 🙂 At first I was very worried but after reading a lot about the subject I learnt that it is not a big deal because there are many alternatives to cow’s milk and cow’s milk is not that good for us anyway.
During my search for dairy free recipes I found this pancake alternative which has become a huge success and a popular way for using up overripe bananas.
Sugar free Banana Pancakes
- 1 large overripe banana
- 1 large egg
- 40 gram all purpose flour
Portion: there is always room for more 🙂
Preparation: 2 minutes approx to peel the banana and mash it together with the rest
Cooking time: depends how many you can fit in your pan, 5-10 minutes
- Mash the banana with a fork or potato masher until no chunks remain in the bowl.
- Whisk first the eggs, then the flour with the banana puree until the batter is thick and smooth.
- I usually don’t use any grease but if your pan is sticky use a little oil to prevent the pancakes from sticking.
- Pour a small circle of batter on the pan, or many small circles if there is room. I usually make 4 at a time and they are as big as my palm. Of course you can make bigger pancakes as well.
- Fry them over medium heat and when the pancake begins to bubble, flip over to the other side and cook until done.
- Repeat with the rest of the batter.
Another easy and delicious way to use up overripe bananas is to make muffins. As bananas get sweeter as they ripen they are excellent healthy substitutes for sugar. Try the sugar free banana muffins as well! 😉
Do you have other recipes where bananas can help omit sugar altogether? Please post them below, I would love to try them out. 🙂