Some are fussy about the bacon, some are weird about the banana and some just want that syrup! I love it all together, a little bit of each in every mouthful. Either way, it’s all served on the side, so everyone call fill their boots; even the picky eaters. These oaty little pancakes make a wonderful weekend brunch. Takes about forty minutes from start to eat, less if you are nifty with the pancakes.
1 1/2 cups white SR flour
1/2 cup oatmeal (I blend whole, rolled oats into a fine flour for this)
2 tbsp greek yoghurt
butter for greasing pan
1 pack dry-cure smoked streaky bacon
3 bananas, sliced
Maple syrup for pouring (make sure it’s the real deal and not maple ‘flavoured’
Put the flour, salt and oatmeal in a large bowl. Whisk together the milk, eggs and yoghurt. Mix the two together into a thick, smooth batter.
Heat a large frying pan to sizzling, then turn it down a touch, you want about 3/4 of the full ring heat. Put the bacon under the grill to crisp. Switch the oven on low and put a plate to warm in there (you are going to keep the pancakes warm as you make them).
Using a piece of kitchen towel, wipe some butter all over the surface of the frying pan. Ladle a large serving spoon or small ladle full of batter into the pan to make a small pancake. When the top looks set, flip it over for a minute or two, then check to see if it is done (look for patches of browned spots). If the bottom is too dark when you flip it over, you need to turn the heat down a bit. The first pancake is often a dud. Eat it and make another. Depending on size, you should be able to fit three palm-sized pancakes into a large pan at the same time, which will speed up production.
Scoop the finished pancakes onto the plate in the oven and go again, until all the batter has been used. Butter the pan each time before adding more batter. You should end up with a pile of dinky little pancakes.
Serve the plate of warm pancakes with a seperate plate piled with crispy bacon, a bowl of sliced bananas and maple syrup to drizzle over. Sublime.
Any left-over pancakes can be refried briefly with some grated cheese for a quick toddler supper.