Banana Lava Pancakes with Peanut Butter

Banana and peanut butter pancakes
Credit: Recipes from the Easy Peasy Baking campaign, launched by UK Flour Millers

For something a little different on Shrove Tuesday (Feb 16), this recipe has a secret melting middle, you can even experiment with your favourite flavours!

Makes: 6 pancakes
Preparation time: 15min, including freezing
Cooking time: 5-10min

  1. Place 6 individual tsp mounds of peanut butter on the plate and place in the freezer for at least 15min.
  2. Whilst the peanut butter firms up in the freezer, mash the banana in the mixing bowl using a fork then mix in the eggs and icing sugar, followed by the flour and milk. Ensure everything is combined – it will be a little lumpy because of the banana.
  3. Place the frying pan over a medium flame and allow it to heat up, then spoon in the first 3 pancakes (2 tbsp batter for each).
  4. Once bubbles start to appear, place one mound of the firmed up peanut butter into the centre of each pancake and cover with another tbsp of batter.
  5. Flip the pancakes and leave to cook for about a minute before placing on a plate.
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 again for the remaining batter, stack the pancakes on a plate, dust with icing sugar and serve.

Cook’s Tip: You can omit the peanut butter, or use chocolate spread or Biscoff spread for different flavoured pancakes