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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

"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nz

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NZWW Dec-22-2014-issue

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