Plantain Pancakes with Honey caramelised walnuts
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Plantain Pancakes with Honey caramelised walnuts

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Calling all plantain lovers and as one myself I must say I truly appreciate the versatility of plantains. From simply fried sweet plantains, plantain chips, plantain porridge, plantain mofongo, tostones and so on. There are various traditional recipes using plantains stemming from African, Caribbean, Asian and Latin cultures. However today I am bringing you a more contemporary way to cook plantain. This plantain pancake is similar to making banana pancakes but better. Plantains are not just larger in size than banana’s but also richer in flavour and just ad nutritious. Plantain is the renowned go-to side dish for jollof rice. This recipe perfectly fuses plantain with the internationally loved western breakfast that is pancakes. I mean who doesn’t love pancakes.

For those that have no clue what plantain is, here is what you need to know. Firstly, plantain is not banana, although it can be cooked like a banana however it is not a fruit. Rather it is a vegetable that is eaten cooked and not raw. However eating raw plantain is not harmful, trust me my childhood self tested this theory several times. Plantains can also be used in the same way potatoes are cooked. It can be boiled, fried, roasted, grilled etc. and the list goes on. This plantain pancake is light, fluffy and hassle-free. Additionally, it is also dairy-free, no butter or cow’s milk was used in this plantain pancake recipe. Finally, the plantain pancake is topped with simple honey caramelised walnuts. See it really is a no-fuss breakfast.

Plantain Pancakes with Honey caramelised walnuts

Plantain Pancakes with Honey caramelised walnuts

Immaculate Ruému
The dairy free plantain pancakes you never knew you needed. Better than any banana pancake you ever had. Rich, fluffy and delicious!
5 from 11 votes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Fusion, Nigerian
Servings 1 person
Calories 1012 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Plantain
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the Honey caramelised walnuts:

  • 1/4 cup roasted walnuts
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk

Instructions
 

Making the pancakes:

  • Cut and peel the plantain and place it in a bowl. Mash with a fork until you have a paste (it doesn't have to be smooth).
  • Add egg, vanilla extract and coconut milk, then whisk together.
  • Now add the flour and baking soda. Whisk until it's all mixed.
  • Place a pan over medium-high heat, pour a tablespoon of sunflower oil and allow heat up for about 30 seconds.
  • Using a ladle, scoop out some of the pancake batter and pour into the pan. Cook until a few bubbles pop up on top of the pancake and you can see the edges of the bottom are slightly brown⁣⁣. Flip the pancake to the other side and cook until it's golden brown (1-2 min per side). Repeat this step for the remaining batter.
  • Stack the pancake on a flat plate and proceed to caramelise the walnuts.
  • Pour the walnuts into the hot pan, toss around for a minute to char. Then pour in the honey and coconut milk at the same time. Stir and allow to bubble for 30 seconds, then immediately pour it over the stack of pancakes. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 1012kcal | Carbohydrates: 148g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 509mg | Potassium: 1369mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 2261IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 322mg | Iron: 9mg
Keyword: pancake, plantain, walnut
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AboutImmaculate Ruému

Chef, blogger and all-round food enthusiast. Simultaneously a professional chef and a home cook. Living a vision of breaking global culinary boundaries.

11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    We had this for breakfast this morning and that plantain added such awesome flavor. Usually we’d use bananas but the plantains really gave the pancakes so much moisture and character!

  2. 5 stars
    You have opened up a whole new world. We never thought plantains would make such amazing pancakes. Dinner was amazing!

  3. 5 stars
    I am a plantain lover, just never thought to use them like this. This recipe looks and sounds delicious, I can’t wait to try!

    1. 5 stars
      Finally made these and the flavors were out of this world!! I can’t wait to make these plantain pancakes again!

  4. 5 stars
    My girl! The first time I saw this, I got excited. I would have never thought to use plantains in this way. Also, who knew it was a vegetable? Not me, lol. Thanks for giving us a little history too!

  5. 5 stars
    These pancakes are my new obsession because they are full of protein and fiber yet don’t sacrifice taste. My kind of meal!

  6. 5 stars
    I am plantain obsessed and buy them every week. By the end of the week, I have sometimes one leftover that has gotten a bit over ripe. This was the best recipe to use it for! I had to skip the topping because of my nut allergy, but this still made an awesome breakfast with just syrup. Now I know what to do every week with my over ripe plantain

  7. 5 stars
    As soon as I saw plantain pancakes I knew I had to print the recipe and get to work. This combines two of my favorite things SO well. This was a hit with the fam, and forever in our rotation!

  8. 5 stars
    I loved this SO SO MUCH!!! Plantain really is super versatile and it got to really shine in this recipe! I’ll be making it every weekend!!

  9. 5 stars
    Wow! I made these pancakes for a ladies brunch I hosted last weekend. I got so many complements! The walnut topping was everyone’s favorite. Can’t wait to make them again very soon.

  10. 5 stars
    I love plantain in all forms and you’ve just added to my list. My pancakes came out wonderfully–thank you!

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