How about starting the week with these fabulous banana hotcakes with whole wheat flour? A recipe to take advantage of ripe fruit and turn it into something nutritious and delicious! Make every recipe an exuberant source of energy with a delightful taste!
To add a new whole wheat hotcake recipe and also take advantage of ripe bananas, today I present these banana hotcakes. Some ideal hotcakes for any breakfast and snack. They can be eaten alone or complemented with extra ingredients of preference.
Hotcakes are classics in American breakfasts. And they are usually served alongside scrambled eggs, sausage, and bacon. They can also be accompanied by other ingredients such as honey, syrup, fresh fruits, chocolate, milk caramel, etc.
Let’s talk about the recipe:
Without a doubt, this banana hotcakes with whole wheat flour is very simple and straightforward. The ingredients used are common and you can easily find them in any market or store. Although this time an extra ingredient is needed, bananas. It is a dough that does not need much preparation or large kitchen utensils.
Bananas are a kind of fruit that the more ripe they get, their benefits and sweetness increase proportionally. Therefore, any recipe that is made with them, their sugar, product of their maturity, is considered in the proportions of the ingredients that are given in the recipe.
If you don’t have ripe bananas, you can still make this recipe with the bananas you have at home. And while the recipe does not carry a large amount of sugar, its absence will be felt. For this reason, the solution is to add a little more sugar or sweetener according to preference.
About the dough:
The dough for hotcakes, unlike pancakes, is much denser. In general, it is left to rest for at least an hour in the refrigerator so the flour hydrates. Although, if it is left to rest all night, it is even better.
As a consequence, the dough thickens a bit more as the flour hydrates. If necessary, add a little more milk, but not too much because it is a dense dough. To avoid lumps, always consider sifting all dry ingredients before adding them.
The fat used is butter, which provides a characteristic softness to the dough. But it can be coconut oil, sunflower oil or some other of your preference. It should be noted that the final flavor and texture is the result of the ingredients used for it.
To cook these banana pancakes with whole wheat flour, you need a hot nonstick pan with a little butter or butter-flavored vegetable spray. This will prevent sticking and make cooking easier.
The size varies depending on the amount of batter used, so using a measuring cup or ladle can help. In this way, hotcakes of a similar size will be obtained. The amount of hotcakes that are obtained with these proportions will vary according to their size.
Its cooking is done in minutes and is done on both sides. As soon as you notice small holes in the dough, with the help of a spatula, quickly turn the pancake over and cook for a few more seconds. The hotcakes will come out more or less toasted depending on the temperature used to cook them and the time used.
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- Whole wheat flour 320 g / 11.29 oz / 2 ½ cups
- Milk 280 ml / 1 ½ cup
- Whole cane sugar 1 tbsp
- Baking powder 20 g / 0.71 oz / 1 heaping tbsp
- Melted butter 30 g / 1.06 o / 1 tbsp
- Vanilla essence 1 tsp
- Eggs 2
- Bananas medianas 2
- Pinch of salt
- In a bowl place the milk, the eggs, the vanilla essence and the banana puree. Mix.
- Add the whole wheat flour in batches along with the baking powder, a pinch of salt and the sugar. Unite all the ingredients to form a smooth dough. Lastly, add the melted butter. Stir. Cover and let rest in the fridge for an hour.
- In non-stick frying pan previously sprayed with butter, butter or oil flavored vegetable spray. Using a ladle or measuring cup, place a little batter in the center of the skillet. When you see small holes in the dough with a spatula, turn quickly and cook a few more seconds.
- Stack the whole wheat hotcakes. Once cold, keep in the fridge.
- Sift the dry ingredients.
- Can be use both ripe and unripe bananas.
- If using unripe bananas add a little extra sugar.
- If you prefer very sweet hotcakes, increase the amount of sugar or sweetener.
- White sugar can be used.
- Sugar can be replaced by liquid or powdered sweetener.
- Sugar can be replaced by liquid or powdered stevia.
- Butter can be replaced by coconut oil, sunflower oil, or some other. Consider its final flavor and texture.
- Do not cook at a high temperature to avoid over-roasting and acquiring a bitter taste.