Banana Crumpets

I made banana crumpets as my choice for The Secret Recipe Club.

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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. To make these crumpets 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. Then, 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.

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Banana Crumpets
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Banana Crumpets

Recipe Category: Breakfast
Makes enough for: 1 batch crumpets
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Betty Crocker Country Cooking


  • 1 egg
  • 250 mls mashed banana (I used 3)
  • 250 mls yoghurt
  • 130 g flour
  • 30 g fructose
  • 30 mls canola oil
  • 5 mls baking powder
  • 2.5 mls bicarbonate of soda
  • 1.25 mls fine salt
  • 1.25 mls ground cinnamon


  • Beat the eggs in large bowl using a fork until
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
  • Heat a crêpe pan and spray with cook and bake or wipe with a bit of oil
  • Using a 30ml measuring spoon, drop the mixture onto the pan leaving space for spreading
  • When bubbles form and the bottom is cooked, turn over
  • Continue to cook until they are no longer squishy to the touch
  • Serve hot

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62 thoughts on “Banana Crumpets

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

  2. 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!

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

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

  5. 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.

    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 🙂

    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 🙂

  6. 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

  7. 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.

    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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