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plantain pancakes and plantain waffles on a serving plate
Plantain Pancakes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Plantain pancakes made with ultra sweet plantains need no added sugar because the sweetness from the plantains is enough! They are slightly sweet, with a hint of cinnamon and amazing plantain flavor. These pancakes are perfect for breakfast, brunch, snacking or breakfast-for dinner.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: Plantain Pancakes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 253 kcal
  • 3 plantains, yellow with black spots and soft to the touch
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (250 grams)
  • ¼ cup dry milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups water (500 ml)
  • Unsalted butter or oil for cooking the pancakes
  1. Blend the plantains into a puree. Peel the plantains then cut them into 1 inch circles. Add them to a blender and blend int a puree. If your blender can't puree the plantains easily pour in a part of the water in this recipe to help puree the plantains.

  2. Mix together the dry ingredients. To a medium bowl add flour, salt, milk powder. baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Whisk together to combine.

  3. Mix together the wet ingredients. Pour the plantain puree into a large bowl. Add the 2 cups of water or the remaining water from blending the plantains. Also add the eggs to the bowl and whisk to combine.

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Add the flour mixture to the plantain puree mixture and mix well to combine until there are no streaks of flour left. Once the mixture is combined stop mixing.

  5. Cook the pancakes on a griddle or frying pan. Set a griddle or frying pan on medium heat. Generously rub the pan with butter or oil. Add quarter cup fulls of the batter to the pan to make one pancake, leaving at least 1 inch gap between each pancake. Let it cook until bubbles form on top. About two minutes. Then flip to the other side and let it cook for another 2 minutes. Remove pancakes from pan and repeat process with the rest of the batter.

  6. Serve warm with butter, maple syrup and some fruit.

Recipe Notes

You could replace water with liquid milk then omit the dried milk powder.