Plantains? Umm yes!

If you aren’t on the plantain bandwagon, then where have you been? Grab your fork and knife, and jump on! Mr. HDYTI loves these, partly because plantains are a staple in Nigerian cuisine.

They are yummy, gluten-free, and milk/butter free. Perfect for food allergy sufferers. In fact, when I discovered I had some major food allergies back in 2012, I thought my (food) life was practically over, until I discovered that I didn’t have to live a pancake-less life!

I tried at least 3 different recipes, and although they were all yummy, the consistency just wasn’t quite convincing enough, or they were a bit too eggy. After at least 4 different attempts, I came up with a recipe that I really enjoy, and infused a few special “extras” to give it a bit more punch! Enjoy this HDYTI original! Happy #shrovetuesday!

Plantain Pancakes with Lemon-Ginger Honey Syrup

Plantain Pancakes with Lemon-Ginger honey syrup
Plantain Pancakes with Lemon-Ginger Honey Syrup
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Again, this recipe is just a guide. The thing about cooking I've learned, is that it's all about the environment. We each have different types of pans, ovens, etc. This makes a huge difference. Although it took me a total of 43 minutes from prep to finish, your cooking time might differ based on the size of pan you use, or if you use a griddle iron, etc. Have fun in the discoveries, and enjoy your creations!
Servings Prep Time
3 6-8 pancakes (depending on size) 6 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 6-8 pancakes (depending on size) 6 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 2 minutes
Plantain Pancakes with Lemon-Ginger honey syrup
Plantain Pancakes with Lemon-Ginger Honey Syrup
Yum
Print Recipe
Again, this recipe is just a guide. The thing about cooking I've learned, is that it's all about the environment. We each have different types of pans, ovens, etc. This makes a huge difference. Although it took me a total of 43 minutes from prep to finish, your cooking time might differ based on the size of pan you use, or if you use a griddle iron, etc. Have fun in the discoveries, and enjoy your creations!
Servings Prep Time
3 6-8 pancakes (depending on size) 6 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 6-8 pancakes (depending on size) 6 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 2 minutes
Ingredients
Lemon-Ginger Honey Syrup
Servings: 6-8 pancakes (depending on size)
Instructions
  1. Gather the ingredients for your pancakes. Peel & quarter your plantains.
    Plantain pancakes ingredients
  2. Put quartered pieces into your blender, and add eggs. Blend lightly
    Plantain pancakes, plantain pieces in blender
  3. Add other ingredients: baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla, chia seeds*, salt & coconut oil. Blend together.
  4. *Important: if you want your pancakes to rise nicely while cooking, make sure to let the batter rest for 2 minutes, and then pulse blend the batter a bit to loosen it back up. Now it's ready to go into your pan.
  5. Set your eye to med-low, and heat a dollop of coconut oil. Once heated, add batter into pan, and let cook. *If you're cooking on an eye, smaller pans work better for an even cooking experience. Let air bubbles appear, and flip the pancake over. Adjust heat as needed.
  6. While pancakes are cooking get ready to make your syrup
    Cooking Plantain pancakes
Syrup
  1. Add water & honey into a small pot, and bring to a light boil.
  2. Squeeze the juice of your lemon into the pot, and stir
    HDYTI in the kitchen making Lemon-Ginger Honey syrup
  3. Grate ginger (to taste), and stir
    Grate ginger for syrup
  4. Reduce heat to low
Finish
  1. Feel free to add fruit or nuts of choice to pancakes! dribble on your syrup, and you're ready to serve! Leftovers? Wrap the yummy pancakes in cling film, and place in the fridge. Heat up over the next few days for 30-45 sec in the microwave, or lightly reheat in a pan, and serve! Fantastic treat!
Recipe Notes

HDYTI Plantain Pancakes

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