Banana Pancakes

What you’ll need:

3 medium bananas
1/2 tsp vanilla paste or essence
2 eggs, separated
150ml milk
50g butter, melted and cooled (plus more for cooking)
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
50ml honey, golden or maple syrup (to serve)
100g yoghurt (plus more to serve)

Directions:

  1. Mash one banana with a fork and then whisk together with the egg yolks.
  2. Mix in the yoghurt and melted butter, then add the milk and whisk
    until smooth.
  3. Add the salt and flour and stir until just combined and a batter is formed.
  4. Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Fold into the batter, one
    half at a time, trying to keep as much air as possible in the batter (if you
    prefer a thinner pancake you can add a little more milk).
  5. Slice the other bananas into half centimetre slices. Add a little butter to
    a medium hot non-stick pan and then place banana slices in groups of
    three for each pancake. Allow them to cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Pour 2 tablespoons of batter over each group of bananas to form a
    pancake and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes until the top has bubbles and
    is starting to dry out a little. Carefully flip and cook on the other side
    another 1-2 minutes.
  7. Remove, keep warm and serve in a stack with honey and natural yoghurt.

Created by Ben Macdonald, Masterchef 2014