Over the Christmas period our fruit bowl was sadly neglected, resulting in a bunch of bananas looking pretty sorry for themselves and very ripe!
I’d seen these ‘2 ingredient pancake’ recipes online and decided to give it a go. Afterall it sounded pretty healthy. And what with the New Year, I had made a promise to myself to try and be a bit healthier and actually make time for breakfasts too.
Sadly… it wasn’t to be. The banana was so sugary they caught and burnt very easily, and were almost impossible to flip over. I tried varying banana to egg ratios to try and salvage the batch but to no avail. So, for us at Lovely Appetite ‘2 ingredient banana pancakes’ aren’t a winner (and those fantastic looking recipes online must be using some sort of voodoo to get them to work, as I certainly couldn’t).
We still needed breakfast though! So instead, I made this cinnamon and banana drop scone alternative. I adapted my recipe from Sweet Vanilla Drop Scones, these are free from processed sugar and dairy, so almost there. Just not gluten free. They’re really tasty and moreish, and really easy to whip up in the morning before heading off to a busy day and work. They can also be eaten cold later on as a snack with a cup of tea.
If you’re looking for more inspiration for using up over ripe bananas here are a few other ideas from fellow bloggers:
Gooey Delicious Banana Cake from Kavey Eats
Banana Bread Garnola Bars from Celery and Cupcakes
Banana, Coconut and Chococlate Tray Bake from Munchies and Munchkins
Vegan Banana Bread from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
Chocolate, Chai and Banana Milkshake from Munchies and Munchkins
Peanut Butter and Banana Bread from Munchies and Munchkins
Frozen Banana Yoghurt Bites from Eats Amazing
Healthy Banana Bread from Little Sunny Kitchen
Coconut, Blueberry and Banana Muffins by From Plate To Pen
Sugar Free Banana and Blueberry Muffins from Family Friends Food
Banana, Peanut Butter and Nutella Muffins from Penne For Your Thoughts
Dark Chocolate and Ginger Flapkacks from Foodie Quinne
Vegan Banana Cake from Fab Food 4 All
Iced Raspberry Banana Flapjacks from How to Cook Good Food
Date and Banana Traybake from The Hedge-Combers
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