By Debbie Leigh Thompson 13:59 banana, cinnamon, easiest, healthy kids, pancakes, Recipe Range
November...already? It's time to embrace those dark chilly nights, light some candles, find a super comfy pair of slipper socks, pull on ridiculously cosy onesie then have a snuggle up on the sofa -Ah! Heaven! Now that Halloween is over, it's time to dust off those Christmas movies, begin writing your festive gift-lists and start belting out 'Frosty the snowman' in the shower - or is that just me?
Cinnamon really is the smell of the season, it's warm and cosy like a big Christmas hug. So, today I thought I might share this fabulous and very tasty brunch recipe guaranteed to haul you out of bed on a cold winter morning and make you feel all cosy and delicious!..... And it's handy too, if like me, your desperate for some pancakes but realise your other half has used up all your eggs making a cheesy omelette - Grrr!
"Can I help Mummy?"- Sure
"Can I lick the spoon?" - No!
"Oh....okay!" - But they'll be ready in ten minutes.
Here's how you do it, if you fancy giving it a whirl!
1 (large) - Banana
2 tbsp - Sugar
1 1/2 tsp - Baking Powder
1/2 tsp - Cinnamon
1tsp - Vanilla Sugar (or Vanilla essence if you'd prefer)
1 cup - Flour
3/4 cup - Milk
Butter - a little for frying
Begin by roughly mashing one large banana in a mixing bowl. Add the sugar, the baking powder, the cinnamon and the vanilla sugar and mix together well. Sieve in the flour, mix together, make a small well in the middle then slowly add the milk, mixing while you add.
Heat a frying pan. The temperature varies depending on the type of hob, however if you add a few drops of water to the middle of the pan and they bounce around a little before evaporating the temperature is just about perfect. Now add some butter to the pan and melt.
Take a ladle of batter and pour it into the centre trying to make a fairly even circle if you can. Cook until bubbles begin to form through the batter then flip onto the other side until golden. Remove when cooked and stack on a plate. Try to make your pancakes the same if possible.
Finish with some maple syrup, honey or toffee sauce for a delicious mid-morning snack - Yum!