Mother’s Day Every Sunday – Banana and Berry Pancakes

26 May

Some concepts are worth fighting for. Remember when the French rioted in the name of the four day week? That was totally worth fighting for. They lost, and still work 5 days like the rest of the Western world, but it was definitely worth a shot. I’m going for Mother’s Day every Sunday. You don’t need to give gifts, although they are appreciated. You don’t need to bring flowers, although the dining table looks surprisingly less cluttered with a full vase amongst the crap. Husbands, you don’t need to give foot massages, although you will probably increase your chances of sex……You just need to be nice to Mums, all Mothers, every Sunday.

Now, I really think that’s worth fighting for.

Nothing says Mother’s Day like a spesh breakfast. Preferably made for you…..preferably while you’re still in bed, but sometimes you just need to make yourself feel special if you think you may die waiting for said meal. I will proudly state that I do get a cup of tea in bed every non-training day. Before triathlons, that was every day, after triathlons, it’s twice a week…….stoopid triathlon training.

Anyway, this breakfast is a cracking start to the day. I always keep frozen berries in the freezer. They’re great to throw into muffins, smoothies and bircher muesli to give them a lift. Fresh berries actually dry out a bit when cooked so frozen is the way forward for things like this. If you want to thrown in a spoon full of LSA (linseed, sunflower and almond meal), go for it. I’m out at the moment so I didn’t.

Yeild – 2 adults and 1 toddler

You will need – 

  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 150ml milk
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2/3 cup frozen berries, I chop the large ones into bits for even cooking
  • butter for cooking
  • yoghurt for serving
  • maple syrup for serving

Place mashed banana into a small mixing bowl and add the egg and milk. Add the flour, gently mixing as you go. Stir in your berries. Heat a little butter in a fry pan and spoon in your mixture, cooking three or four at a time. Cook until little bubbles appear in the top and flip. Fry until golden brown. Cook remaining pancakes.

Share out the pancakes and top with a dollop of your favourite yoghurt and a splash of maple syrup. If you’re really going for the Mother’s Day sensation, serve with crispy bacon. Mmmmmm, crispy bacon. Oink.

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6 Responses to “Mother’s Day Every Sunday – Banana and Berry Pancakes”

  1. Kirsten May 27, 2012 at 5:08 am #

    Yum yum, love this recipe – I’m going to make them tomorrow morning!

    • Keeping Up With The Holsbys May 27, 2012 at 5:56 am #

      To bacon, or not to bacon? That is the question.

      • Mama Stylista June 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

        Add bacon! Glad someone understands the pancake and bacon scenario! My friends think i’m crazy when I order it. Great recipie btw.

      • Keeping Up With The Holsbys June 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

        Sweet/savoury all the way, baby!!!

  2. Suni July 21, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    These pancakes are divine! They earned me lots of points this morning specially after I had to wake my husband up so he could go get the milk! Only thing…I had to double the quantities because I was sure they were going to be a hit….and it was the right decision 🙂

  3. Chloe March 22, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

    im trying this for the kids 2moro morning sounds yum!!

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