If you have never had a banana pancake you might just be missing out on one of the most amazing pancakes you will ever have, and if you happen to be able to get apple bananas for this recipe you are in for a special treat. Apple bananas grow in Hawaii and are the mini bananas that you sometimes can find in the health food store, they are sweeter than normal bananas, and have a lot more flavor. If you take a trip to Hawaii these are a “must make” on your trip. I also love to make these when camping; in a pinch you can use water instead of milk, which is helpful when there is no refrigerator.
And the Plums! Oh My! Are they just about the tastiest thing to put in pancakes ever . They get all warm and soft. I realized this years ago when I used to live near Eugene. There are loads of plum trees everywhere in Eugene; within a 2 mile radius you can pick almost 30 different varieties. This is when I realized that plums really range in flavors, some tart and some as sweet as candy. I would pick insane amounts with my friends, and we then had to come up with creative ways to eat them, so we started adding them to pancakes of course!
I first started eating banana pancakes back in the 90’s when I first became Vegan as a late teenager; this was the go-to breakfast for us back in the day. We could eat vegan pancakes for days on end and they were really cheap to make. I spent a lot of time topping them with peanut butter or almond butter. Now I like to top them with coconut oil and fresh fruit, and maybe a little honey.
For this recipe make sure your plums are really ripe, the skin should just peel off on its own, but it’s fine to eat it too.
This recipe is so easy, I even just use Bob Red Mill’s Gluten Free Pancake batter, cause it is thee best! This one is for all you gluten free newbies out there! May your heart find the banana plum pancake loooove…
1C. Bob Red Mill’s Pancake Batter
Ripe 2 Apple Bananas or 1 Large Regular Banana MASHED
1/2c. Flax Milk (or other favorite non dairy milk)
½ tsp. Baking Soda
½ TBLS. Coconut oil Liquid
5-6 Really Ripe Plums (any variety) Chopped
1) Whisk all ingredients together (except plums)
2) Stir in Plums
3) Heat griddle
4) Pour about 1/4c. Batter into pan
5) Let cook till slightly brown on one side and bubbles on the top, flip and finish cooking on bottom
6) Top with all your favorites and EAT!!!!
-Of course just swamp out your own favorite pancake batter for the flour here if you like