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Blueberry and banana pancakes with caramel sauce recipe

Make this fabulous pancake recipe your new standby pud - mix, pour, flip, done!

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  • Serves 2

  • Prep time 10 mins

  • Cooking time 20 mins

  • Total time 30 mins

  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 752 per serving

  • Prepare ahead yes

Ingredients

for the pancakes
  • 50g (2oz) plain flour
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 200ml (7fl oz) milk
  • butter, for frying
for the filling
  • 75g (3oz) light muscovado sugar
  • 75g (3oz) butter
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 100g (4oz) blueberries
  • 1 banana (preferably a little under-ripe), peeled and sliced thinly on the diagonal
you will need
  • 1 small non-stick frying or crêpe pan

Tip

This cinnamon and vanilla sugar is also lovely sprinkled over buttered toast or eggy bread, for an indulgent breakfast

Preparation

  1. First, make the pancakes. Sift the flour into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Crack the egg into the well and gradually stir the flour into the egg, adding the milk in a thin stream as you go, until you have a smooth batter the same consistency as single cream. The batter will happily sit in the fridge for a couple of hours until you are ready to cook the pancakes.

  2. To cook, heat a non-stick frying pan and melt a small knob of butter. When hot, pour a small amount of batter into the pan, and swirl to create a thin pancake. Cook for a couple of minutes on each side until golden and crisp around the edges. Transfer to a plate and keep warm while you make the rest of the pancakes.

  3. In another pan, heat the sugar gently for a couple of minutes then add the butter, and continue to heat for a few more minutes until you have a smooth caramel sauce. Add the lemon juice and the blueberries, and cook for a couple more minutes, until the blueberries are beginning to collapse. Add the banana and coat well in the sauce.

  4. To serve, fill the pancakes with the bananas, then fold the edges over and drizzle with the blueberries and a generous helping of the warm caramel sauce.