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Easy banana hot cakes

Easy banana hot cakes

Use up those ripe speckled bananas that come home in the lunchbox for these fluffy hot cakes. The oats set the kids up for a big day ahead. Make them any shape you want!

  • ½ cup self-raising flour
  • ½ cup instant porridge oats
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • Splash of milk (about ¼ cup)
  • Rice bran oil, for frying
  • Maple syrup and strawberries or fresh fruit, freshly squeezed lemon and sugar, or runny honey, to serve

1 In a medium bowl, mix the flour, oats and sugar.

2 In another bowl, mash the bananas with the egg and milk, whisking with a fork until foamy. Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and combine.

3 Heat about 1-2 tablespoonsof oil in a flat, nonstick pan and cook the banana batter in large spoonfuls over a medium heat until each hot cake is bubbling, then flip and cook until puffed. Serve in stacks with any of your favourite toppings.

About Jo Wilcox

New Zealand Woman's Weekly food editor Jo Wilcox serves up tasty and easy to make dishes that your friends and family will love.

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