Food & Craft

Banana pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup


  • 8 rashers of bacon
  • 5oz SR flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoon light soft brown sugar
  • 2/3 ripe bananas, 1 mashed, 1 or 2 thinly sliced
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 fl oz milk
  • 1oz butter, melted and some for greasing the frying pan / girdle

I was looking through a pile of food magazines that had accumulated on the cookery bookshelf over several months - you know the kind that are full of recipes that look lovely but you know you are NEVER going to make - and extracting those recipes that I might possibly try.

Found this one and since I like making (Scotch) pancakes (or drop scones) anyway, I thought I'd do this for brunch today. It was yummy, even with (or maybe especially with) Golden Syrup rather than maple.

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: Serves: 4


  1. Grill the bacon and keep warm.

  2. While the bacon is grilling, get on with making the pancake batter.

  3. Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the mashed banana, milk, eggs and melted butter. Whisk to a smooth batter free from lumps of flour.

  4. Heat some butter in a large frying pan or girdle. Once the butter is sizzling, ladle dollops of batter into the pan - remember, the batter will spread out. Put a few slices of banana on the surface of the pancake and cook for a few minutes until the pancake surface starts to bubble. Turn the pancake over with a fish slice and cook the other side for a minute or two.

  5. Remove and keep warm in a clean tea towel until all the batter is used up.

  6. Serve the warm pancakes with crispy bacon and a swirl of maple (or golden) syrup.

Further Reading

Pig: Cooking with a Passion for Pork

Pig: Cooking with a Passion for Pork Johnnie Mountain


Dough Richard Bertinet

Soup for All Occasions

Soup for All Occasions New Covent Garden Soup Company

The Forager's Kitchen

The Forager's Kitchen Fiona Bird

New Covent Garden Food Company's Book of Soups

New Covent Garden Food Company's Book of Soups New Covent Garden Soup Company


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