For the batter

100g/3½oz gluten free flour

1 tsp gluten free baking powder

pinch sea salt

1 ripe banana, peeled and mashed

150ml/5fl oz lactose free milk

4 tbsp vegetable oil, for frying

200g/7oz blueberries

For the blueberry compôte

200g/7oz blueberries

100g/3½oz caster sugar

To serve

2 bananas, peeled and cut into thin slices

1 lime, cut into wedges

8 tbsp maple syrup (optional)


Preheat the oven to 120C/100C fan/Gas ½.In a food processor, add the pecans, gluten free flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, mix the mashed banana with the lactose free milk (you can do this in the food processor, if you like). Beat the banana mixture into the dry ingredients and leave the batter to sit for a few minutes.

For the blueberry compôte, put the blueberries and sugar in a small frying pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until you have a thick shiny compôte. Set aside until ready to serve. Heat a non-stick pan over a medium heat. Add the banana slices and fry on both sides in the dry pan until golden-brown and caramelised. Keep warm in the oven.

Put the pan back on the heat and add a little oil. Drop in a generous tablespoon of batter for each pancake. Once the sides are cooked and bubbles have risen to the top, scatter over a handful of blueberries and flip the pancake over. Cook for another couple of minutes on the other side, or until lightly coloured. (The pancakes will stay a little moist in the middle because of the banana, so don’t worry.) Keep them warm in the oven while you cook the remaining pancakes. Serve the pancakes in a stack with the banana slices. Add a drizzle of maple syrup. Serve the compôte on the side.

Recipe adapted from: Good Food

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