Apple and Banana Pancakes

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About: Analog maker dabbling in digital manufacture

This recipe is a great way of using up over-ripe bananas and apples, by blending them into pancake mix. They're delicious and trivially easy to make. So they're not just a tasty comfort food, but they also provide a good way of using up old fruit that might otherwise go to waste.

Step 1: Ingredients

These amounts provide about 10 pancakes, enough for a light meal for 5 adults.

- 3 cups flour
- 1 heaped teaspoon of baking powder
- large pinch of salt

Combine the above in a large bowl, then add

- 4 eggs
- 2 very ripe bananas, broken into chunks
- 2 very ripe apples, cut into pieces
- 1 cup milk

Blend the above together with a hand blender (ours) until no chunks remain.

Add extra milk as needed to make the mixture appropriately sloppy. The thicker the mix, the thicker the resulting pancake.

Step 2: Fry

Nothing complicated here, just ladle some mix on to a hot buttered frying pan. This one is a cast-iron pan on an induction cooktop at 7/9. You know it's hot enough when the butter steams instantly and then starts smoking.

Because I videoed this, I actually know how long it took: 90 seconds for the first side and 60 for the second. You can tell when it's ready to flip because the edges just start to set.

Step 3: Serve

We usually eat these just with maple syrup, but we're Canadians so we would wouldn't we. Have whatever you like on pancakes on these ones, they'll be good for sure.

These are also good just with the bananas. We've not tried other fruit but if both bananas & apples work others might too.

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    audreyobscura

    12 days ago

    Wow, I think you just convinced me to buy an immersion blender.This recipe looks delicious, I'll test it out soon!

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    desertwalker

    16 days ago

    Hey Makendo,

    Firstly, greetings from Western Australia. Just wanted to say, thank you for the recipe. I'm going to give it a red, hot, go tomorrow morning for the kids. Will report back.. Regards, desertwalker

    [edit 20/1/19] These taste really good. They were all eaten by fussy eaters.

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    tercero

    5 weeks ago

    Thanks for posting this with the gif. Nice idea. OH, and the pancakes look really really good btw.

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    makendotercero

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    Thanks. Gifs took me longer to edit than it took to prepare, make, film, photograph and eat the pancakes...

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    attosa

    5 weeks ago

    Looks delicious!

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    jessyratfink

    5 weeks ago

    Now I'm wondering why I've never combined apples AND bananas in pancakes. It sounds so good!

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    makendojessyratfink

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    thx Jessy yes it will live up to expectations I'm sure