Banana pancakes w/ golden manuka honey ice cream + almonds14

Posted on January 31, 2010 by ChristieBreakfast, Sweet Treats, Taste Tests

Banana pancakes

(sing) I scream, you scream because I got free ice cream!

Hooray for free ice cream! The HUGE 9L tub, yes you read that right – 9 litres, was too much for this girl and her hubby to eat! Lucky I’ve got two sisters, a brother and a Mum and Dad who looooove ice cream. I’m sharing it with them.

Do you know how big 9L looks? Think about when you go to the ice cream shop and they scoop out your portion from a big rectangle tub. It’s that big.

I got this free because New Zealand Natural Ice Cream have a new flavour called Golden Manuka Honey. If you want to try some for free, head to their stores to grab a free scoop when you purchase any ice cream.

I’m a big fan of Manuka honey for it’s amazing health benefits and healing capabilities. If you spread a little on an open wound it protects bacteria getting in and can also help with digestion and inflammation when eaten regularly.

This new ice cream is flavoured with manuka honey and has a swirl of golden kiwifruit through it. It’s very sweet, so I think it needs to be eaten in small portions – perfect as a topping for pancakes!

I tried to make these pancakes a little healthier (since I was eating them with ice cream!) by using low fat milk and dairy free spread to fry them with. I used the Australian brand Nuttelex. Does anyone else use this spread? I absolutely love it! It’s my essential ingredient for vegan baking and for using as a healthy spread with vegemite on toast.

These pancakes came about because I let a poor little banana go black in the fruit bowl. I think they’re a great alternative to making banana bread with overripe bananas and are delicious for breakfast or dessert, I hope you enjoy them!

A big thanks to Fiona from Mark Communications and New Zealand Natural Ice Cream for providing the massive 9L tub of Golden Manuka honey ice cream for me to play with!

Happy (pancake) flipping! Christie x

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Banana pancakes with golden manuka honey ice cream recipe

makes 6 large or 12 small ones

1 cup self raising flour
pinch of salt
pinch of ground cinnamon
1 very ripe banana (one you’ve let go black is perfect!)
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup milk (I used low fat milk)
butter and vegetable oil for frying

To serve
Fresh banana slices
Golden Manuka honey ice cream
Raw almonds

1. Sift together the flour, salt and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Mash the banana thoroughly in a separate bowl, then mix in the beaten egg and milk.

2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold gently until just combined. Don’t over mix or the pancakes will turn out rubbery. The batter should be quite thick; thicker than double cream, but not as thick as cake batter.

3. Place a small knob of butter and a few drops of vegetable oil into a non-stick frying pan. Allow to melt over medium heat then add a small ladle-full of batter. Tilt the pan if you’re making big pancakes or leave the batter in small circles.

4. Wait for bubbles to appear on the surface (1 minute or so) then flip and cook the other side until browned (30 seconds). Keep warm on a plate covered with a tea towel or in the oven at a low setting. Repeat with the remaining batter.

5. Serve layered or stacked on plates with fresh banana, ice cream and almonds.

Looking for sweet breakfast recipes? Try these:

Blood orange w/ ricotta, brazil nuts and honey (GF, V)
Grilled apricots w/ yoghurt and walnuts (GF, V)
Mango and basil breakfast parfait (GF, V)

  • That’s lovely for breakfast. I love manuka honey too. It is very good for sore through also.

  • What a beautiful set of flavours! It sounds like a great way to use up blackening banana.

  • I eat Nuttelex too – love it!

  • This looks wild!! Wow – do we ever love pancakes and we have a new favorite as of yesterday. We tried Kamut Pancakes and they were amaaaaazing!! They are perfect for our food allergic son too :) Thanks for sharing this recipe – yum!

  • Delicious! I love a good breakfast recipe :) And I love Nuttelex too. I always use it on sandwiches.

  • Great pancakes! Good lord! 9L!!!! (sounds like a lot!). I use Nuttelex too!

  • Honey ice cream…sounds to die for. And this recipe looks positively decadent for breakfast.

    Banana pancakes are definitely on the list to be made soon after seeing this post.

  • Ju’eta

    All the things I love in this: Manuka honey, banana and pancakes!!! Looks good!

  • Those pancakes look delish (I think the ice cream helps ;)

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  • Gorgeous post on banana pancakes! Ice cream always gives me happy. I wonder if golden manuka honey ice cream would be heavenly too.

  • Wow! These are nice combination of flavors. I also like the idea of adding ice cream!

  • You lucky thing – that’s a lot of ice-cream!!!

    This looks brilliant! I am going to try it right now.. Have a neglected overripe banana in my fruit bowl as I type.

    Thanks so much for sharing! xxx

  • What a lovely breakfast idea! I love pancakes, bananas and almonds… – I’d definitely wake up for just those three alone – now add a scoop of that ice cream and well, perfection!

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