Recipe For Banana Crumpets

At the end of January, two things happened which were serendipitous. The first was that when I went to get my daily banana out of the fruit bowl, I noticed that all of them were over ripe. Our summer days are very hot, with temperatures well over 30 ºC (86º F). This means that fruit does not last very long when left open to the elements. The second thing that happened was that my Secret Recipe Club assignment landed in my inbox. This month I was given Our Eating Habits as the blog I had to find a recipe from. Jamie says “why waste time on bad food” – and I agree! While I was doing computer work I randomly selected categories and read the post titles. There was no doubt in my mind that the banana pecan pancakes were meant to be made by me! I have called these crumpets as in South Africa, pancakes are thin – more like crêpes. Crumpets are thicker and more like drop scones or pikelets. I have adapted the recipe to suit our tastes and what was in my fridge that needed using up!  I am not particularly fond of cooked pecans so I left them out all together. I also had some yoghurt which was about to turn so instead of shopping for buttermilk, I made these with yoghurt. I also halved the original recipe and this made enough for breakfast for two days! Dave does not like cooked whole bananas so I was quite impressed when he liked these. We served them with some jam but you could serve them with fresh fruit like in the photograph.

do you eat bananas?

Banana Crumpets
Banana Crumpets

Banana Crumpets
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 250mls mashed banana – I used 3
  • 250mls yoghurt
  • 130g flour
  • 30g sugar - I used fructose
  • 30mls canola oil
  • 5mls baking powder
  • 2.5mls bicarbonate of soda
  • 1.25mls salt
  • 1.25mls ground cinnamon
Method
  1. Beat the eggs in large bowl using a fork until
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
  3. Heat a crêpe pan and spray with cook and bake or wipe with a bit of oil
  4. Using a 30ml measuring spoon, drop the mixture onto the pan leaving space for spreading
  5. When bubbles form and the bottom is cooked, turn over
  6. Continue to cook until they are no longer squishy to the touch
  7. Serve hot

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58 thoughts on “Recipe For Banana Crumpets

  1. These sound absolutely delishous

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    1. Thanks Mel, I loved them!

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  2. Lovely! Great way to start your day!
    Barbara sharing the blog ♥ Cream Cheese, Sea Salt, Chocolate Chips and more…My Profile

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    1. very healthy in my opinion!

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  3. Lovely and looks delicious! Great way to start your day.

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    1. thank you Barbara 🙂

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  4. I love bananas! Such a great recipe.
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    1. thank you Natalie, and I am off to go and read your bread recipe 🙂

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  5. Ahh, crumpets, pancakes, crepes – whatever they are called, I’m in love. Look forward to trying out your version soon. Glad to learn about your blog via SRC – where in South Africa do you live? The best trip of my life was a week visit to your country – just gorgeous.

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    1. So nice to meat you Deanna! I live in a fishing village called Gordons Bay, 65km outside of Cape Town. Where did you visit? Let me know how these turn out for you 🙂

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  6. Looks delicious! Great SRC choice!

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    1. thank you Lisa 🙂

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  7. Hi Tandy–i just got told by son not to give him any banana that has the slightest of brown marks–because by them he has had it–it is always half brown–& to soft
    You crumpets look great

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    1. I cannot stand soft bananas Usha! Thanks for the compliment 🙂

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  8. Yum! We make banana pecan pancakes quite often at our house. Yours look great!
    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere sharing the blog ♥ Smoky White Bean DipMy Profile

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    1. thank you Sarah 🙂

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  9. What a great idea Tandy and great that they didn’t go to waste. Sometimes I end up waiting for days for the bananas to ripen in a paper bag so that I can use them for cooking 🙂
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Sweet Summer Popsicles!My Profile

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    1. I have never tried to ripen ours but I have tried that trick with avos, with little success 🙂

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  10. I do eat bananas but haven’t baked with them in ages. Two of my kids aren’t very fond of them.

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    1. I think it is a textural thing with kids Tammy – and I see comment luv is still not working for you 🙁 Will go and deactivate it and re-install it and see if that works 🙂

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  11. I absolutely eat bananas! These crumpets look tasty!

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    1. thank you Yummychunklet 🙂

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  12. I love bananas, and pancakes with bananas sound 10 times better! I can’t wait to try them.

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    1. let me know what you think once you have made them Teri 🙂

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  13. Lovely looking crumpets! I love bananas!!

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    1. Thank you Sophie 🙂

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  14. i LOVE bananas. and i love crumpets! yummo! x

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    1. then you will love these!

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  15. Love the fresh fruit on these! I so want them for breakfast! My son loves making things like this, I know he will go crazy for it!
    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy sharing the blog ♥ PopoversMy Profile

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    1. this is a great dish for kids to make as there is very little that can go wrong 🙂

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  16. Banana-infused treats are the best! These sound awesome.
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    1. thank you Joanne – I am on a banana baking mission at the moment 🙂

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  17. I love banana pancakes. Lately though my family has been finishing the bananas off before they get ripe enough for me to make anything with them. I guess I need to buy extra next time! 🙂 Your pancakes turned out looking delicious.
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    1. thank you April! I buy a few at a time so that they don’t go ripe if everything goes to plan. I think even just ripe bananas would be good in this recipe 🙂

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  18. Oh my! I eat a banana a day, not like this! Looks delicious and I am definitely preparing them soon 🙂

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    1. This is a lovely way to eat banana’s 🙂

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  19. Yum! They look delicious Tandy. I absolutely love crumpets and love the idea of adding banana to the batter.

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    1. they were so inspiring that I made some banana cake yesterday 🙂

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  20. I’ve never had crumpets before so this will be very interesting to try =)

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    1. let me know what you think of them Squishy 🙂

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  21. I love this recipe, as I could easily make this dairy-free and use soy yogurt for my milk allergy kiddo. Looks delightful and I think I could toss in a few chocolate chips and my kids would eat it up!
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    1. With chocolate chips added it should be a winner! Please let me know how the soy yoghurt works 🙂

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  22. I always am looking for ways to use up over-ripe bananas! I can’t wait to try these!
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    1. it is such a great way to use them up!

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  23. They look fantastic, Tandy! You made great use of those bananas 😉

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    1. thank you Giovanna 🙂

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  24. These look postively delicious! Great SRC choice!
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    1. thank you Melissa 🙂

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  25. I love the use of banana and yogurt together! So yummy!
    misschelsmangia sharing the blog ♥ Secret Recipe Club.My Profile

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    1. even alone that would be a good breakfast 🙂

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  26. What a delicious way to start the morning my friend, wonderfully made 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. They were the perfect way to start the morning Uru 🙂

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  27. They look yummy! So glad you liked them. Interesting, that you call them crumpets, I love it!

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    1. I love the different names we all give to the same things 🙂

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  28. Lovely crumpet recipe Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. thank you Mandy 🙂

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  29. I had a habit for years of having a banana for breakfast.

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    1. they are nature’s antidepressant so I try and eat one a day 🙂

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