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.

Who Doesn’t Love Pancakes!!

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I love, love, love pancakes!! They are made for any meal of the day and are great as a sweet or savoury option. You can have them thin, thick, dripping in melted chocolate or my favourite filled with natural yoghurt and berries!!

Here are a few of my favourite recipes:

  • Banana Pancakes – great for pre/post exercise or as a lazy brunch option.
  • Buckwheat Pancakes – made for savoury options. Layer with mashed avocado, smoked salmon and a drizzle of creme fraiche.
  • Zesty Banana & Oat Pancakes: I recently made shared the recipe for these on my Instagram story and they were a real hit!! Great for anyone who isn’t the biggest fan of banana too as the orange zest helps to disguise the taste.
    Serves 1.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp oat flour or milled linseed
  • zest of half an orange
  • coconut oil
  • Toppings: natural yoghurt, orange segments, nuts, seeds
  1. In a bowl or measuring jug, whisk the egg and banana together.
  2. Add the milk and oat flour and whisk again.
  3. Grate in the orange zest and whisk once more.
  4. Ideally allow to sit in the fridge for as long as you can wait to allow the mix firm a little.
  5. Place a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and melt 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil.
  6. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the mixture on the pan and swirl around to create an even layer.
  7. Allow to cook for 1 minute on one side and flip over.
  8. Allow to cook through on the opposite side and remove from pan.
  9. Complete with remaining mixture, you should make 3 pancakes.
  10. To serve: stack them up with yoghurt and orange segments. Sprinkle some nuts and seeds of your preference over the top.

Spring Bircher Muesli

Breakfast

Personally I just love Bircher muesli, it is made in minutes and is a simple answer to a delicious breakfast as the oats soak up all the goodness the night before to fill you up come morning time with minimal effort and maximum reward. The orange zest and juice give a really nice lift to these oats to remind us of the sun filled days to come!

Serves 2.

  • 110g oats
  • 2 tbsp milled linseed
  • 1 tbsp hemp or chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp raisins/dried cranberries/apricot
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Zest of 1/2 small orange
  • 1/2 juice of a fresh small orange
  • 150ml milk (use whatever variety you like natural/nut/rice/oat/soya)
  • 50ml water
  1. Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl or Kilner jar. 
  2. Add the orange juice along with the milk & water.
  3. Stir well together & store in the fridge overnight (if you think the mix looks a little dry or you like a more gooey texture just add more milk/water). 
  4. Come morning, stir again to ensure well combined & serve with orange segments & a dollop of natural/Greek yoghurt.