Sunday, 2 March 2014

Banoffi Pancakes

Every Tuesday lately has been Pancake Tuesday on GLBTK, but with Shrove Tuesday coming up this week, I've been making pancakes for everyone and trying out lots of different flavours...

If you're a fan of Banoffi Pie, you will absolutely LOVE these... What's even more exciting is the ice cream... You can actually make homemade ice-cream that tastes incredible, is pretty much instant and leaves out the huge amount of sugar that is contained in most commercial brands of ice cream...

If you have bananas that are almost overripe, this is a perfect way to use them up...Simply slice them and freeze in tin foil until needed.. 

For the ice-cream:
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen 
  • 2 tbsp coconut cream
  • 2 dried dates, soaked for 2 minutes in boiling water to soften
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Add all ingredients to bowl of food processor and pulse until you have a smooth creamy consistency. 

The frozen bananas will freeze the coconut cream & the addition of the dates will add a caramel flavour to your banoffi ice cream.. 

For the pancakes:
  • 3 eggs 
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milled flax seed
  • 1 tbsp ground almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl.

Whisk well until pale, frothy and well combined. 

Pour the pancakes onto a pan, heated with coconut oil. I made mini pancakes (probably cos I've unbelievable patience for cooking), but you can of course make larger pancakes to reduce the cooking time. 

The pancakes are ready to flip when tiny air bubbles form on the surface.

For the chocolate sauce:
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Melt all the ingredients together in a microwave proof bowl. Heat for 10 seconds at a time, stirring well after each 10 seconds. Once melted (should take about 30 seconds in total), mix well until you have a rich, glossy chocolate sauce. 

Serve the pancakes with ice-cream and chocolate sauce immediately. Honestly, these are unbelievable! I've made them for a few different people, and they've all come really close to licking the bowl...

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