I love making American-style pancakes for breakfast and this version is particularly delicious. It is perfect for special occasions!


  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 220ml milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • A little butter, melted
  • 50g toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • For the Caramelised Bananas:
  • 75g butter, plus a knob
  • 100g golden syrup
  • 8 mini bananas, halved lengthways
  • 1 tblsp caster sugar


  • To make the pancake batter, put all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  • Measure the milk in a jug and add the eggs. Whisk lightly to combine, then add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix until blended and you have a thick batter. Set aside in the fridge.
  • For the bananas, put the butter and golden syrup into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer and bubble for about 3 minutes until the sauce thickens. Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Coat the bananas in a little sugar and melt the knob of butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat.
  • Add the banana slices and cook them on all sides until golden. Pour over the butter and golden syrup sauce and stir gently to combine. Set aside.
  • To cook the pancakes, brush a warm frying pan with a little melted butter and pour in a small ladleful of the batter. The pancakes should each be about 10cm wide.
  • Allow them to cook until little bubbles start to appear and the edges become a little dry, then turn over to cook for about a minute until golden brown.
  • Serve immediately on warmed plates with the caramelised bananas and sauce on top, sprinkled with the toasted hazelnuts.

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