So yes, I did just post a “healthy” recipe for pancake day but now… it’s time for the SINS! Because lets face it, nothing is better than treating yourself to something oozy and delicious after a horrible wet rainy day in the UK.
These are the ULTIMATE sweet treat for a day like pancake day which all the family (especially the kids and big kids like me) will enjoy. The caramelisation of the banana melts into the vanilla custard which is just so darn good!!
I tend to forget that pancake day is actually also the sign that lent is just around the corner and whilst I’m getting excited about all the upcoming things I want (and will) eat that many people out there are getting ready to fast.
Every year I give up crisps for lent as anyone who knows me knows I am OBSESSED with crisps and it usually ends up very successful. However, this year I want to try something else, something harder and more challenging and I am slightly considering doing meat-free but I am wondering on whether that is too big but we will see! Let me know via Instagram or on here what you choose to give up this year as I would love to know!
By the way, this vanilla custard is to die for! I will never buy shop bought custard again. It is so simple to make and yet tastes a million times better homemade! You can use this custard recipe for anything you like such as sponges or puddings.
I hope you like these pancakes and if you are looking for a healthier version, try my greek yoghurt and honey pancake recipe here! Enjoy the day, let go of any negativity and dive into a stack of pancakes before thinking of tomorrow. Much love x
For the Pancakes
- 260g Plain Flour
- 4 tsp Baking Powder
- Pinch of salt
- 375ml Whole Milk
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Large eggs
- 2 Tbsp Greek Yoghurt (0%)
- Fry Light Vegetable Spray
- 250ml Double Cream
- 250ml Whole Milk
- 4 Egg Yolks
- 2 Tbsp Caster Sugar
- 3 large bananas
- 80g Caster Sugar
For the Vanilla Custard
For the Caramelised Bananas
- Use half plain and wholemeal flour in order to make even healthier pancakes.
- Make the custard chocolate by adding 2 Tbsp of cocoa powder at the end.
- Try caramelising other fruits such as apples which are also very tasty!