Recipes: Sweets

Banana Pancake Balls

I recently decided to try my hand at making something that I fondly remember eating as a child. These Banana Pancake Balls were what my mom used to throw at us during the summer holidays when we would get bored and ask for a snack. Again.

Recipe for Banana Pancake Balls, taken from www.hookedonheat.com. Visit site for detailed recipe.

It’s been a few weeks now since the quarantine began and the ONLY one that’s been getting a solid workout at home is my kitchen! I kid you not when I say that I can’t remember the last time I’ve cooked these many meals in a day. But in spite of all the dirty dishes, it’s been fun churning up new recipes and experimenting with old ones.


One of the best things that have come from all of us being home all this time, is that Little Dude is now successfully able to unload the dishwasher and put everything away in their rightful spots every morning. However, he enjoys the chore so much, that he tends to empty stuff out every time he sees anything in there – even before the dishes have had a chance to be cleaned. I guess we might have to work on this a bit!

This recipe for Banana Pancake Balls is based off from one that my Mom used to often whip up for us years ago.

Because of the limited grocery shopping that we’re forced to do during this quarantine period, it’s been a bit of a challenge using up what we have in creative ways so that we don’t get bored eating the same things day in and day out.

One such ingredient that everyone seems to always have on hand is bananas – more specifically, over-ripe bananas. Which is maybe why Banana Bread recipes have hit an all-time high! Well, if you’d like to try something new with your bananas – that’s also easy-breezy and super delicious, then look no further!

The only special thing that you’ll need for this recipe is an Aebleskiver Pan or as they call it in India, an Appam Pan. But fear not! Using a regular non-stick pan, you can turn these balls into mini pancakes or coins. They might not be round like mine, but I promise you they’ll be equally delicious!

Banana Pancake Balls

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com

Ingredients

  • 3 over-ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • oil spray

Instructions

  • Mix mashed bananas, beaten egg and sugar in a bowl and mix well. Add in flour and salt and mix again to a smooth consistency.
  • Heat the Aebleskiver or Appam Pan and spray a light coating of oil. Add in small dollops of the pancake batter into each section.
  • Let the pancakes cook for about a minute or till the corners start to brown, before flipping them. Once the other side is done, take them out and serve warm.
  • If you dont have an Aebleskiver or Appam Pan, then heat a regular non-stick pan and lightly spray it with oil. Add in small dollops of the pancake batter to form mini pancakes.
  • Let the pancakes cook for about a minute or till the corners start to brown, before flipping them. Once the other side is done, take them out and serve warm.

Notes

The only special thing that you’ll need for this recipe, is an Aebleskiver Pan or as they call it in India, an Appam Pan.

If you enjoyed this recipe, you will surely love my Simple Banana Cake and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe as well.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Jitha
    May 18, 2020

    5 stars
    Looks yummy… What can I substitute for eggs?

    • Reply
      Meena
      May 18, 2020

      Sorry, but I’m not sure if it’ll work well without eggs.

  • Reply
    Peter Davis
    April 15, 2020

    5 stars
    Looks absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Me and my wife will probably try this in the weekend!

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