Shrove Tuesday, a.k.a Pancake Day is fast approaching, so we thought you might enjoy our latest favourite pancake creation: gluten-free, vegan ginger & banana pancakes. They are made like old-school drop scones, where you drop the batter onto a hot griddle or pan, although our ingredients are pretty far-removed from those of traditional drop scones.
These gluten-free, vegan ginger & banana pancakes are full of flavour thanks to the banana and scrummy spices They are wonderfully easy to make so the children can muck in and enjoy the process as well as the eating.
Living with severe food allergies it’s vital for me that my son grows up hands knowing that he can make easy and yummy food. These gluten-free, vegan ginger & banana pancakes are just the ticket.
Everything is done by hand, Aars has enjoyed mashing up bananas since he was a tot. Then all the other ingredients are stirred in with a wooden spoon. You want the batter to be lumpy not smooth, so children can easily achieve the best kind of airy batter.
To cook them just drop the batter into the hot pan using a large spoon, let them cook then flip them and leave them alone. If you press the spatular down on the pancakes whilst they cook, you will loose all the air that makes them so light and delectable.
They are no frills, no fuss really simple to make and even yummier to eat. The only thing you may wish to adapt is the amount of ground ginger you add to your batter. We are ginger fiends in our home, we cannot get enough of the stuff, so we heap our tablespoon of ground ginger to the maximum mountain we can! If your family is less keen on the fiery spice just reduce the amount to a more appropriate quantity for your tastebuds!
We made these on Saturday after Aars had completed a very physical two hour Kung Fu class. He was hungry and needed something quick, delicious and nutritious. These gluten-free, vegan ginger & banana pancakes were what he requested and they are exactly that. They are free-from refined sugar, and full of yummy healthy ingredients for a growing lad.
Aar smothered his pancakes with our home-made chocolate sauce. Whilst I enjoyed mine with fresh banana slices and a drizzle of maple syrup. Mmmmmmmm!
The other great thing about this mix is that it keeps in an air tight container in the fridge for a few days. It’s really easy to give Aars a substantial breakfast before school, using the mix stored in the fridge. Six of these bad boys is a great way to start the school day!
We hope you enjoy making these scrummy drop scones with your family and friends, have a practice run before Shrove Tuesday – you can never have pancakes too often ;P
Namaste and happy eating!
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