My children love pancakes! Fortunately they are usually quite open-minded about new pancake recipes I come up with. Even if it means eating pancakes with turmeric! We tend to associate turmeric with curry recipes but it can be added to so many other dishes enhancing the colour as well as the flavour of the food. I was surprised at how well banana and turmeric complemented each other in this pancake recipe. Turmeric is very nutritious and I have recently been making a conscious effort to include it in my cooking, which is proving quite easy as it’s a very versatile spice (for turmeric facts and cooking tips click < HERE >).
These Banana Turmric Pancakes are so very quick and simple to make they’ll be ready before your morning coffee has had time to brew. Drizzle with maple syrup, honey or top with fresh fruit and enjoy!
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 level teaspoon turmeric powder
3 heaped tablespoons yogurt
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
A little olive oil for frying
In a large bowl whisk together the egg and yogurt. Add the banana and milk and whisk together to combine. Add the turmeric, baking powder and continue whisking while gradually adding the flour to obtain a smooth mixture. Heat up a little oil (about 1 tablespoon per batch) and spoon the mixture onto the pan. Fry the pancakes on a medium/low heat for 1 – 1.5 minutes on each side. Yields approximately 15 medium pancakes.