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Monday, June 06, 2011

Eggless Plantain Pancakes | Nendran Pazham Pancakes | Healthy Breakfast

Plantains(ethakka/ nendran banana) are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium .It is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C ,vitamin B6 and potassium. The only bad point is it contains large amount of sugars and hence, not suitable for diabetics.

Pancakes are familiar with all and there are numerous varieties to it. Yesterday, I had some sweet plantains with me and thought of blasting it for breakfast. All at home enjoyed this healthy recipe with honey.

Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~ 15 minutes
Serves ~ 12 pancakes
wheat flour 2 cups
sweet plantain 2 steamed n mashed
sugar 2 tsp (optional)
baking soda 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract 1 tsp
salt 1/8 tsp
milk 1 cup
water 3/4 cup
butter 2 tbsp to smear
for dip
honey 3tsp/ hersheys spread /nutella

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  • Steam the plantains in an steamer and remove the seeds if very big, mash the rest and place it in a bowl.
  • Add wheat flour in a bowl, add the baking soda, salt. Mix well.
  • Add the mashed bananas to a blender jar, to this add the dry ingredients in batches. Add milk in batches and prepare a thick pancake batter.
  • Add the vanilla extract, give a quick mix.
  • Place a non stick pan on medium flame and pour ladleful of batter, don't spread much and make like thick dosa. Flip the other side after 1.5 minutes once you see bubbles break up and the surface looks cooked. Add a little butter on top and then flip to cook the undersurface for 30 seconds.
  • Wipe the non stick pan with a paper towel for smooth pancakes and then pour batter, repeat making the same till you finish the batter.
  • Serve pancakes with honey or pineapple topping or chocolate syrup.

You can replace bananas for plantains. I have tried banana pancakes too(see below in pic).In case you use bananas, then simply blend two bananas in a blender without water and then add to the batter. Rest of the steps remain the same.

(Banana pancakes)

Sending this to The kerala Kitchen event hosted by Magpies this month


Prabha Mani said... Best Blogger Tips

I never heard pan cake with Plaintain!!Really will be yum yum :)

kitchen flavours said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks good. Never tried plaintain in pancake before, sounds yummy! My family loves pancakes! Thanks for sharing, have a lovely week!

Raji said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice and filling pancakes..I too make these sometimes.

Shireen said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy! I love plaintains, what a new way of eating them & getting all the health benefits!!

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

So far never tried plantain but yours looks wonderful and yummy!

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

I too love this..healthy and delicious breakfast.

Sarah Naveen said... Best Blogger Tips

Thats a nice recipe.looks so yumm!!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Very yummy and nutritious pancakes. Looks so inviting.
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Food Glorious Food! said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect looking pancakes! Good ready to wake up early!

Deepthi KR said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy.....perfectly done:)
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Jayanthy Kumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

absolutely tempting..your recipes are always perfect..:)

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Sravs said... Best Blogger Tips

so healthy and wonderful pancakes !!

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

great idea for breakfast and the pancakes look yummy !!

saleena said... Best Blogger Tips

Really good idea for this plantain pancakes.It's too good for breakfast.

Jeyashris Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful way to start the day with banana pancakes.u made it nice

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Slurp !! Awesome recipe.

Madhura Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy & perfect pancakes.Yummy!!

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

oh wow! what a great idea! And i have some ripe plantains at home :)

garlutti said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello .. is my third visit to your blog I keep for some time ... I love these recipes that do different .. from VIGO SPAIN invite you to share my recipes and blog ... good day and greetings MARIMI

Christina Kim said... Best Blogger Tips

Awww, these looks good:) Pancakes are great for breakfasts, and plantain pancakes are just great;)