Saturday, November 30, 2013

Oaty Hotcakes with Caramel Bananas

Are you very Asian with your breakfast? If you know what I mean, you will be thinking fried beehoon, porridge with youtiao, etc. Honestly, I'm pretty much Asian with breakfast as well but at times, I would also think about eating something sweet. When that happens, I usually think pancakes or hotcakes. What about you?

When I saw Bill's recipe for this, I was pretty much delighted as it has the word 'easy' next to it. Haha, are you a sucker for such words? If you are not, I am :P

This recipe is from Bill's Feed Me Now.



185 plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 large pinch of ground nutmeg
1 pinch of salt
1 tbsp caster sugar
25g rolled oats
375ml buttermilk
1 medium egg
35g butter, melted, extra for greasing

Caramel bananas

3 bananas
60g butter
90g brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  1. For hotcakes, sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together in a bowl. 
  2. Stir the sugar and oats through and make a well in the centre.
  3. Pour in the buttermilk and egg, stirring until just mixed.
  4. Add the melted butter and stir to combine.
  5. Set aside.
  6. For caramel bananas, halve the bananas lengthways and cut each piece into three.
  7. Put the butter, sugar, vanilla and 2 tablespoons water in a large frying pan over a medium heat and cook until the mixture forms a caramel and darkens. Add the bananas and toss until well coated. Keep warm. 
  8. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and brush with a little butter. Pour in 2 or 3 small ladlefuls of the hotcake batter and cook for 2-3 minutes until bubbles appear on the surface. Turn and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. 
  9. Transfer to a plate and keep warm while cooking the rest. Serve the hotcakes with the caramel bananas.
After seeing this, are you enticed to make your own already? 

Mr G was happily gobbling the hotcakes away when I asked if they were good. I guess that already explains it all. If you are not too much a fan of sweet stuff, you might want to omit the caramel bananas and just put the bananas on with loads of maple syrup or honey instead. Awesome brekkie!!

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