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Caramelised banana & bacon pancakes

Caramelised banana & bacon pancakes

I am a big fan of pancakes paired with sweet bananas and salty bacon, it reminds me of my childhood


For the pancake mix

  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 60g butter, melted and cooled
  • 600ml milk
  • 450g plain flour

For the pancake filling

  • 4 bananas
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • butter for frying
  • 1 batch of basic pancake mix
  • maple syrup to serve


  1. To make the pancakes, mix all the ingredients by hand and allow to rest for 20mins. If you want big fluffy pancakes, separate the eggs and whip the whites until soft peaks. Fold through at the end, use straight away. 
  2. Preheat your grill to high. Grill the bacon on both sides until crispy
  3. Mix the sugar and cinnamon on a plate or in a bowl. Cut the bananas into thirds and coat in the sugar mix.
  4. Heat a non-stick fry pan and cook your pancakes in batches. Keep warm under a tea towel or in the oven.
  5. Wipe the pan clean and return to the heat. Add some butter, once melted throw in the bananas and cook until caramelised on both sides. Be careful when turning over as the sugar will be hot and sticky.
  6. Stack the pancakes, bananas and bacon on a plate and drizzle over the maple syrup before serving.

Recipe by Jody Spencer

Taste Buds chef: Jody Spencer

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