Caramelized Orange and Banana Pancakes

Breakfast, Snack

I am a self-professed pancake lover!! I would happily eat them every day if I could. These pancakes are what I like to call special occasion pancakes. You are not going to make them every day but when you do, you are in for a serious treat!

Pineapple would work great caramelized on top as a variation to orange and banana.

If you need anymore pancake inspiration try one of my other recipes. After all Who Doesn’t Love Pancakes!!

Serves 1.

Pancakes, Banana, Orange, Delalicious

  • 1 egg
  • 2 medium over-ripe bananas
  • zest of 1 mandarin orange
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50mls milk or buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar or ½ tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp plain Greek-style or natural yoghurt
  • 1 tsp seed mix (linseed, poppy, chia, sesame, buckwheat groats)
  1. Whisk together 1 banana, eggs, orange zest, baking powder and milk until smooth.
  2. Add the flour and whisk again until well combined.
  3. Melt 1/3 of the coconut oil on a non-stick pan over a medium heat.
  4. Place 1/3 of the pancake batter on the pan and cook through. Flip over and continue to cook.
  5. Remove from the pan and keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter making two more pancakes. Keep pancakes warm as you caramelize the fruit.
  6. Melt the butter and brown sugar together in the frying pan over a medium heat until it begins to bubble. Slice the banana into slices and cut the orange into three.
  7. Place the fruit onto the pan and spoon over the syrup. Cook for 2 minutes on a high heat until evenly browned.
  8. To serve: spoon yoghurt between pancakes to create a tower. Top with the caramelized fruit and sprinkle over the seeds. Spoon over any remaining syrup from the frying pan.

Get Your Pancakes!!

Breakfast, Snack

Pancake Tuesday is possibly my favourite food day of the year!! I do eat pancakes more than just once a year; they are my ultimate match day breakfast, lazy brunch treat or dessert option with some yoghurt & berries. I find I get the best pancakes when the batter sits in the fridge for the night. If you’re in a hurry for a last minute treat try & leave it sit for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.

There are a million different ways to make a pancake base & the variety of toppings is endless. My three favourites ways are:

  1. Banana Pancakes: this was one of my first blog posts & still one of my favourites, a nice light but filling option with no flour so friendly for all.
  2. Oat & Banana Pancakes:  These beauties are my match day breakfast option packed with slow-release carbohydrates, protein & essential magnesium & stacked high with yoghurt, fruit & nuts. Simply add an extra banana & egg along with 3 tbsp of oats to the original Banana Pancake batter!
  3. Buckwheat Pancakes: these are really versatile and work great as a sweet (stir through some berries/lemon zest) or savory option (topped with some smoked fish & avocado). The batter can also be thinned with more water or milk to make a thin crepe that works great as a taco shell or tortilla.
  • 300ml regular or almond milk
  • 125g buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl or jug & whisk until a thick lump free batter forms. 
  2. Allow to sit overnight or for at least 1 hour in the fridge.
  3. To cook: remove the batter from the fridge & give it another whisk to ensure no lumps of flour remain.
  4. Heat 1 tsp of coconut oil on a non-stick pan over a medium heat, add 1 ladle of the mixture, swirl the pan to get an even coating and cook for about 3-5 mins. Flip over once bubbles begin to form on top. Cook through on the opposite side and remove from the heat. 
  5. Serve as you like.