Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Sedapnya Lempeng Pisang Ku! : Banana Pancakes


These may not be the best looking pancakes but that's the best I can do. And please excuse the trumpet blowing because I seriously think my banana pancakes were good hee...hee....hee.....

Actually I didn't plan to make these pancakes. On Hari Raya day, I came downstairs and saw 3 pisang berangan on my dining table. These were left from the comb my partner picked up from Aeon.

Of course I could just eat the bananas as is. But then since I was free, why not attempt banana pancakes? That's what happens when I have time of my hands. Instead of resting and chilling out, I do stuff like this.



I looked for lempeng pisang (banana pancake) on the internet and saw loads of recipes. Some use milk/milk powder, creamed corn, santan, oats and there are big recipes (using one whole comb of bananas) and small recipes (using just 3 bananas). So many.

So I decided to just wing it based on the many recipes that I came across. I used bananas, flour, baking powder, sugar and egg. I also added some cinnamon powder because I like it.



I mashed the bananas then added egg, sugar, flour and baking powder and let the mixture stand for 15 minutes. Then I heated my non-stick pan, added some butter, and spooned the batter into the pan.



Yup, I wasn't consistent. I had big ones and small ones and the last of the lot was a big ass one. 

My batter is quite soft, so if you want a firmer texture, you need to add another one or two tablespoons of flour. Since it is soft, turning the pancake over in the pan was a bit of a challenge as I had to do it carefully.

But oh, it was so nice to eat. Slightly crusty outside (when warm) and soft inside.



Nyum...nyum...nyum.....



I couldn't stop eating. I think I got 11 pieces out of this recipe and saved 3 for later. Which meant that I nyum...nyum...nyum....8 pieces in one go. Oh dear.



Lempeng Pisang (Banana Pancake)
Recipe source : PH

Ingredients :
- 3 pisang berangan or any ripe banana (approximately 200g peeled weight)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup flour (add one or two tbsp more if you find the batter too soft)
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp brown sugar (because my bananas were not sweet enough)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder (optional)

Method :
1. Mash the bananas.
2. Add egg and sugar and mix till combined.
3. Add flour, baking powder and cinnamon powder and mix until a batter is formed.
4. Leave batter to stand for about 15 minutes.
5. Heat a non-stick pan and add oil or butter.
6. Spoon batter into the pan and fry the pancakes until each side is browned.


26 comments:

  1. I never try lempeng before...

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    1. I have never seen it sold anywhere. Maybe that's why you haven't had it hah..hah...

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  2. Looks delicious! I can understand why you ate 8 at one go. so tasty that once started eating can't stop.

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    1. It's very nice. Soft, slightly sweet and full or banana taste.

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  3. Yumm ... so perfect for breakfast!

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  4. I thought these are made of potatoes. anyhow unique new recipe for me. Thank you for sharing
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  5. Who says these pancakes do not look good, they look so tasty and tempting, my type of snack, yums!

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    1. As long as taste nice, OK liao, right? LOL!

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  6. I never made banana pancake. When I buy bananas, they finish quite fast. My kids and I love bananas. Hahaha. No change to keep them and make pancake.

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  7. I can imagine how nice those must be. My girl also loves adding bananas to her pancakes.

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    1. Somehow bananas are very nice in or with pancakes.

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  8. I have made banana pancakes before but it was such a long time ago. Maybe I can make pancakes again when I can't finish the bananas in future.

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  9. These are among some of the ugliest pancakes I've seen (the other would be my 2-ingredient banana pancake)...wuahahahaha...but if they're tasty, who cares! ;) These will be a cinch to make...but I'll make them minus the cinnamon (coz I don't have any) and sugar (coz I don't mind if they're not sweet).

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    1. wahahaha!! Ugly but nice to eat :) Yours actually looked better than mine.

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  10. You nailed it PH! Suddenly I'm craving for lempeng pisang haha...you know, after eating a lot of rendang/ketupat etc, this simple food looks so appealing.

    You know what, at a first glance the pancakes look like akok-akok, the kelantan famous kuih. Don't you think so?

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    1. Thanks, Puan Hazel hee..hee... Yes, that's what I thought too. Looks like the Kelantan akok kedut.

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  11. a terrific teatime treat! i wouldn't dare to try making lempeng pisang cos i dunno which type of bananas to use for best results, with so many varieties of bananas out there! :D

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    1. I am also not familiar with the many varieties but I only know pisang berangan and I think it is the best hee..hee..

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  12. Yumsss!! I also did these pancakes twice in Aberdeen... the over riped bananas did not go to waste... one time I added self raising flour and another time, just plain flour with one egg and brown sugar..

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    1. I have some more bananas at home. There will be another round of banana pancakes. LOL!

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  13. Aiseyy!! Your banana pancake is so tasty and world class! I have made them before but it was just water, flour, eggs and bananas. I must add more ingredients like yours and blow my trumpet in my blog. Just wait lah.

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