These caramelised banana and hazelnut pancakes are a true breakfast treat! Super fluffy, extra thick and delightfully soft pancakes studded with crunchy hazelnuts and topped with caramelised bananas!
With Pancake Day approaching fast, I thought I would squeeze one more pancake recipe, because you can never have too many, right? And this recipe is definitely one of my favourite breakfasts, and I hope it will quickly become your favourite too!
In case if you didn’t know, on the 13th of this month is a Pancake Day (a.k.a Shrove Tuesday), and it’s a one day in a year where you can just stuff your face with as many pancakes as you want (not that I don’t do that almost every weekend anyway…), without being judged.
As some of you know, I was brought up in Poland, and having Polish roots means growing up among many traditions. Like Fat Thursday, which essentially is the equivalent to Pancake Tuesday, but celebrated slightly earlier (last Thursday before the Lent). And it’s all about eating doughnuts (or, as we call it, pączki), stuffed with jam and covered in sugar glaze. Family members will often compete between each other, about who eats the most doughnuts, and I recall one year (many years ago…), I ate 13 of these babies! Needless to say, my movement and ability to fit into a pair of jeans afterwards were non-existent.
So no matter where you are, or where do you live, the next week or so, is all about eating perhaps not the healthiest of foods, but oh-so-enjoyable treats, and feeling good, rather than guilty about it! You may need a pair of stretchy pants tho!
In today’s recipe for hazelnut pancakes, I’m using the batter recipe from my Rum & Raisin Pancakes. All the same ingredients, minus rum and raisins, which are being swapped for hazelnuts and cocoa nibs (nibs are optional). Chopped hazelnuts add an extra crunch and texture, and they go soooooo well with caramelised bananas, almost like they are meant to be together. That sweet and sticky, sugary coating gives bananas a lovely golden glow, not to mention, they taste heavenly.
You should get at least 6 big, soft, fluffy hazelnut pancakes with this recipe, but you may want to double it, as it’s extremely difficult not to scoff the whole stack in one go! Just sayin’…
And if you are looking for some more Pancake Day recipes, check out the below posts for more yum!
Hope you will enjoy these hazelnut pancakes as much as I do, and as always, let me know if you try them! Thanks for reading and happy Pancake Day!
Until next time!
Soft, thick and fluffy breakfast pancakes with hazelnuts and caramelised bananas.
- 50 g chopped hazelnuts
- 2 tbsp cocoa nibs (optional)
- 2 medium bananas
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
To caramelise the bananas, wipe the frying pan (after your pancakes) with clean kitchen paper and add 2 tbsp of brown sugar. Heat the sugar until it melts and starts to bubble, add maple syrup, then add bananas and coat them in the caramel for about 30 secs.
To serve, stack the pancakes with caramelised banana slices between the layers, and pile some more on the top. Drizzle with some maple syrup and sprinkle with some more chopped hazelnuts. Enjoy!
To make pancakes, use this recipe skipping the rum and raisins part, but adding chopped hazelnuts to the batter.
You can also use some cocoa nibs with your pancakes. Simply scatter some cocoa nibs on the pancake, as soon as you pour the batter into the frying pan. You can scatter them on just one, or both sides of your pancake.