The funny thing about checking ingredients…
For certain recipes, I’m attracted to a small list.
The fewer, the better.
This pancake is made of two main ingredients plus two extra ingredients.
The main ingredients are bananas and rice flour.
I use two ripe bananas to make four small-medium sized pancakes.
That’s perfect for the two of us to eat for breakfast, two pancakes each.
I mash the bananas first (I usually use my hand blender) and then add rice flour until the texture achieves your preferred texture.
Don’t put too much rice flour.
I’ve done that before, and it makes the pancakes tough and not good.
Oh, the other two extra ingredients are salt and baking powder.
I never skip them, but I have a feeling that the pancakes still probably turn out okay without them, just not as fluffy, I assume.
The pancakes turned out great!
I made this pancake so many times while we were in a vacation home in Hawaii last winter.
Anything you can make with a few ingredients is great when you are in a temporary residence.
These pancakes are delicious with butter and maple syrup.
But this time I was in a mood to keep them light.
So I ate them with vegan yogurt and fig butter, both from Trader Joe’s.
The sourness of the yogurt goes so well with the sweet and rich fig butter.
And they were lovely eten with the banana pancakes together.
2 thoughts on “Ultimate Simple-Ingredient Pancakes with Yogurt and Fig Butter
Hi Reiko! As always, just wanted to first say how much I still continue to enjoy your posts. I check your blog almost everyday, and you are always inspiring me. Thank you for continuing to create such magical posts on this blog.
I tried making these pancakes today, and I’m not sure if I did something wrong. They were pretty dense, and also had a strong banana taste. I don’t mind the banana taste, I just didn’t know if that is how they are supposed to be or if I did something wrong.
Also, my friend moved to Minneapolis recently, and I’m going to be visiting her around Halloween time. I just was wondering if you had any Minneapolis reccommendations, especially with vegan restaurants. I also would love to check out the asian grocery store you always go to and find such cool stuff! Thank you 🙂
Reiko in reply to William
Thank you for your kind words as always. I really appreciate it!
The pancake definitely has some banana taste. I don’t think it’s that strong, personally, but if it seems too much to you, you can add some flavor, like vanilla or almond extract, or cocoa or matcha powder. I’ve tried mango powder a few times, and it turned out delicious! For the texture it shouldn’t be too dense. You may want to add more baking powder or/and use less rice flour. I hope it helps.
Here are my very personal vegan food recommendations in the Twin Cities….
-Reverie — All vegan restaurant. Everything I’ve tried has been great except for Benedict.
-Advellum Vegetable Eatery (in Malcolm Yards Market) — One of my current favorite places. Wild Boomer Burger is delicious! Avocado toast is super fresh and tasty too. Located in Malcolm Yards Market. It’s a great place to go with a group of people (vegans and non-vegans) because they offer a wide variety of food options.
-The Herbivorous Butcher — A must visit while you are in Mpls! Italian Cold Cut Sandwich is my favorite.
-Modern Times — A fun place for breakfast/brunch. Hashbrown Rancheros is my favorite.
-Himalayan Restaurant — Vegetable momos! Ask for extra sauce.
-Tongue in Cheek (St. Paul) — They have a seasonal dish called “Vegasm”. Their dishes are creative and unique but can be hit-or-miss. I usually call ahead to find out what it is first. They also have several lovely small vegan dishes in their shareable section.
-Crepe & Spoon — All vegan crepe and ice cream shop. Ube ice cream is one of my favorites.
-Indian Masala (St. Paul) — I would only recommend vegan buffet. Currently on Wednesday and Thursday of the first week of each month. Not the prettiest place, but it’s fun to try so many vegan dishes for a meal.
For Asian groceries, United Noodles in Mpls is probably the best one we have here.
I hope you have a great time when you visit the city!