By | November 17, 2016

~ Banana Pancake Rolls ~

Bananas are good source of potassium. It is good source of energy for kids and adults alike. However, it will only be ideal if we can ensure all the extra energy consumed are used up too. I love bananas pancakes as we can have them for breakfast or as tea snack but Banana Pancake Rolls?! I learnt this simple recipe recently, which is a real cheat from the typical ones. If you have some over ripen bananas left hanging in the kitchen, why not make some?!

This is a recipe inspired by Madam Annie Ho Siew Wan when I attended her cooking class a few months back. She mentioned that a thin oil grease in a pan is sufficient to pan-fried all batter prepared in her recipe of 300 grams flour when an AMC Hotpan unit is used. That yields about 15 thin rolls. I thought that was amazing when all the pan-fried pancakes came out perfect without sticking to the pan.

So, I was keen to try it out myself and I’m glad I did. My picky girl can’t stop munching away a Banana Pancake Roll on her own! I could not be happier. If you have a picky eater at home, you should be able to feel me. These sweet rolls with fluffy texture are easy to chew and definitely a healthy snack for the young ones, except for babies below one year old. Babies should avoid sugar and honey altogether but they can definitely munch on a version without sugar and honey. So, you may want to omit sweetener if you are making these for a baby. This simple recipe is surely every kids favourite.

I have halved all ingredients in the original recipe and I cut down on the amount of sugar to suit my family size and taste buds. You may half or double the following recipe as you wish too. Just a point to note, as butter or oil first added to pan results to an adjustment in the pan temperature, the first piece of pancake will always be “uglier” than all the subsequent ones. All subsequent pieces should come out perfectly brown without the need to add a single drop of oil as you continue to pan-fry them. Therefore, hang in there!

Banana Pancake Rolls Recipe (yield 8 rolls, may vary depending on thickness) :

  1. 2 large Bananas, approximately 250 grams (peeled & mashed)
  2. 150 grams Plain Flour
  3. 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  4. 50 grams Brown Sugar
  5. A pinch of Salt
  6. 200 ml Soy Milk/Coconut Milk/Whipped Cream/Water
  7. 1 AA Grade Egg, around 65 grams with shell on
  8. 3/4 tablespoon Butter or Cooking Oil of Choice
  9. Some Maple Syrup or Honey (drizzle when served)
  10. Extra Bananas (peel when served)

AMC Healthy Cooking Method :

  1. Mash 2 bananas in a 16cm Combi Bowl. Add all other ingredients, except butter, into a 20cm or 24cm Combi Bowl. Whisk the ingredients until smooth and well combined. Add mashed bananas to the flour mixture. Let rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat an AMC 28cm litre HotPan unit on the Navigenio heat level “3” to 50°C or “Meat Window”. Use Audiotherm as an indicator by turning it on, place on lid knob, indicating 50°C or “Meat Window”.
  3. When Audiotherm beeps, turn off the Audiotherm and reduce heat on Navigenio to level “2”. Add butter to the pan. Swirl to grease pan evenly.
  4. Scoop a ladle of batter and spread to fill the entire pan base evenly. Avoid spreading on the side of pan. Cover lid and pan-fried till 70°C. Remove lid, dish out onto a large flat plate and roll up the pancake.
  5. Repeat step 4 for the rest of the batter. Adjust heat on Navigenio between level “2” and “3” as necessary (Tip 1 below refers).
  6. Add some extra pieces of sliced bananas and drizzle honey on pancakes when served.

Tips :

  1. In step 5 above, the adjustment in heat is only necessary if the pancake is not cooked to your desired brownness. You may increase from heat level “2” to “3” when you are cooking every 3rd piece of the batter. Otherwise, you may retain Navigenio at heat level “2” throughout.
  2. If oil based liquid like coconut oil or whipped cream is used in the recipe mixture, no butter or cooking oil is required. The AMC Hotpan unit is as good as a non-stick pan for pan-frying!

Whisk all ingredients in a 20cm Combi Bowl until well mixed.


Mash 2 bananas with a masher or a fork.


I used soy milk from Mr. Bean.


Mash the bananas in a 16cm Combi Bowl.


Add the mashed bananas to the flour mixture.


Stir well with a ladle and let sit for 30 minutes, as per the original recipe but I have completely forgotten about it. Oops!


Preheat a 28cm Hotpan unit. Audiotherm beeps when the pan is heated up to “Meat Window” or 50°C. Meanwhile, take a washroom break before you station yourself to pan-fry all batter in the kitchen OR you may want to catch a Pokemon?!


The first “ugliest” pancake resulted from an adjustment in temperature on pan.


This is the second pancake. All second and onwards pieces will be beautifully pan-fried till the end without additional oil added to the pan.


You may or may not noticed from the wordy recipe methods in step 4 above that no flipping is required in this recipe as we are rolling them up. You may dish out once one side is nicely browned and the other side is all cooked up to 70°C. This is the awesome part of this recipe which I refers to as a “real cheat”. It saves half the time and look, it is non-sticking!


I made 8 rolls, 2 were downed before a proper photo was taken for my blog!


Sometimes, simple pancakes can be saviour to picky little eaters.


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