These banana ghee pancakes are delicious, quick, and simple to make. The ripe banana and salt bring out the desired sweetness without adding sugar or needing maple syrup at the end. The ghee keeps them moist and imparts a rich buttery taste throughout, and by frying them in ghee, as well, you get a beautifully crisp edge and a perfectly cooked middle.
- 2 egg(s)
- 1/4 cup flour einkorn flour or all purpose flour
- 2 TBSP Ghee
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt
- 1-2 TBSP milk
- 1 banana(s) ripe
- Stir all ingredients except banana together in a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Add banana last and moosh with a fork into the rest of the batter.
- Add 1 TBSP ghee to a hot skillet, and pour in batter in circles about 4 inches wide.
- Cook on one side until bottom is lightly browned and top is bubbly.
- Flip and cook until lightly browned on the other side. Pile pancakes on top of one another until all batter is used up.
- Top with a spoonful of ghee, and serve.
Want to make a crepe cake instead? Thin out the batter with 1-2 TBSP more milk and puree the banana. Cook in a small 6" skillet and cover the entire skillet with a thin layer of batter. Cook on one side, about 60 seconds. Flip once and cook on the other side. Layer all crepe circles on a plate, one on top of the other, until you have a pile about an inch high. Top with ghee and serve.
Oh my goodness, these pancakes are absolutely delicious! I have made them a few different ways. For people who don’t use wheat flour, gluten free flour blends work beautifully, as I am sure finely ground almond flour would. I particularly love to mash the banana with cinnamon and cardamom. I also like adding a spoonful of vanilla extract to the batter, and making extra to toast in my toaster oven. They are wonderful with almond butter, cashew butter and organic peanut butter spread over the top. These pancakes are perfect to soothe VATA Dosha and the ghee and banana, along with spices can help balance Pitta Dosha. The possibilities with these pancakes are endless! Thank you for another great recipe!
So happy you loved them!!
According to Ayurveda principles, milk should never be combined with banana or any other fruit or eggs for that matter. Please update your recipe and replace milk with a plant based milk.
Thank you for your comments. Milk and banana combination is not contra-indicated in Charaka, Sushruta or Vagbhata. Only Yoga Ratnakara mentions that milk and banana should not be consumed together. However, the rule of wrong food combinations applies when:
1. If the said two ingredients are the only ingredients in the recipe
2. Or if those two are the major two ingredients of the recipe
To digest milk with banana, one has to have good Agni (digestive fire) and should not have Kapha disorders such as cough and cold.