Sunday, February 27, 2011

Banana Pancakes with Palm Sugar Syrup

I'm not much of a breakfast person and my staple is usually a cup of oats or a slice of bread. As for Carlos it is usually a cup of coffee and an English muffin. I don’t know what got into me last week as I was craving for some good old pancakes. Instead of eating it with pancake syrup I made some gula Melaka/palm sugar syrup to go with it. It turns out really great. The pancakes were light and fluffy and it compliments so well with the rich flavor of the palm sugar syrup. If you are in the mood for some pancakes do try this recipe out.

Ingredients for the pancake:

220 gram flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
2 eggs
300ml milk
1 tbsp melted butter


2 banana – sliced

Ingredients for the Palm Sugar Syrup:

200 gram palm sugar – cut into small pieces
3/4 cup water
4 tbsp coconut milk
A pinch of salt

1. Mix all the pancakes ingredients together and set it aside to rest for 20 minutes.
2. In the meantime prepare the syrup. In a small saucepan bring the water and palm sugar to boil. Turn down the heat and simmer until sugar dissolve and slightly thickens.
3. Add in the coconut milk and salt. Bring it up to boil and turn off the heat. Strain and set it aside to cool.
4. Set a non-stick pan over medium heat. Brush a bit of butter over the pan. Pour about ¼ cup of batter into the pan. Arrange a few slices of banana on top.
5. When bubbles appear on top of the batter, flip the pancake over to the other side. Cook until golden brown.
6. Serve pancake warm with some palm sugar syrup.


tinyskillet said...

These look wonderful and I am going to try thr palm syrup. I am not a big fan of pancakes, but my daughter lovers them. When I made banana pancakes (first time making pancakes for me) I just ate mine without syrup. I have some palm sugar and coconut milk...yummy!

Bits said...

The sauce looks so yummy!

CS said...

Hi Gert
My 1st time here.. Coincidentally I just mentioned on my blog eating fried banana with palm sugar.

In fact my hubby would eat anything with palm sugar syrup (bread, instant pratha/capati).

Jeannie said...

I have not made pancake from scratch before, usually use the premix...maybe I should try to make some from scratch...yours looked so fluffy and delicious especially with the syrup.

Nisrine, Dinners and Dreams said...

I love the idea of palm sugar syrup. It looks rich, dark and delicious.

j3ss kitch3n said...

these pancakes looks divine! combined with my favorite bananas! gorgeous!

My Little Space said...

You just make me crave for this~! Simply irresistible.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
Cheers, Kristy

Pete said...

I love pancakes for breakfast....with bacon, eggs and toast too! LOL!

Carpensm @ A Life Without Ice Cream said...

These look super yummy and fluffy! I've been on the hunt for a homemade pancake recipe that doesn't taste like tires :P

I'll have to give this one a try!

WendyinKK said...

I think it'll be even better if the milk in the pancake is replaced with some pandan juice and coconut milk.
Giler sedap beb with the palm sugar syrup

Little Corner of Mine said...

I bet it's delicious with the palm sugar syrup.

A Taste of Memories-- Echo's Kitchen said...

this looks sooo yummy!!

sotong said...

what yummy scrummy looking pancakes! love the idea of pairing with gula melaka syrup!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Western and Asian style of pancakes, must be very flavourful!

mr. pineapple man said...

looks amazingly delicious!

busygran said...

A favourite especially with bananas and a unique combo with palm sugar!

Noob Cook said...

great idea, love this east-meets-west pancakes.

ReeseKitchen said...

I like this!!! Ok, that's my breakfast-to-make this weekend..:) Thanks Gert.

Min {Honest Vanilla} said...

Totally cute! I'm always hesitant to take pictures of pancakes. It just looks scarily difficult! But you did such a great job! Love the last use with a cube of butter. Classic ;)

maameemoomoo - a ½ food blog said...

U totally got me drooling!

To be honest, i've tried this version before at one of the restaurants here in Singapore and i love it! So yes, i'm bookmarking your recipe. Can't wait to try it!

Cheah said...

Great looking pancakes. Will kIV this. I finally made the Stone Fruit tea cake and posted it, linked to your blog.

Shereen said...

So tembam your pancakes...cantik!Don't know why my pancakes never seems to be tembam.I'll try to make this when I'm able...minus the bananas and you know why!!

MaryMoh said...

I love palm sugar but never used them on pancakes. I'm sure it's a great combination. Looks very delicious. I'm hungry!

ICook4Fun said...

Lyndsey, thank you. It is really good with the palm sugar syrup.

Bit of Taste, thanks.

Somuffins, thanks for stopping by. Never try it with fried banana or roti canai :)

Jeannie, do try this recipe out. It gives a very light and fluffy pancakes.

Nisrine, yes it is :)

Jess, thanks. Hope you are feeling better. Take care.

Kristy, thank you.

Pete, wah, sound like a luxury breakfast :)

ICook4Fun said...

Carpensm, I hope you try this recipe out. It gives you light and fluffy pancakes.

Wendy, I thought of that but Carlos is not a fan of pandan. So better don't put it as he might not eat it.

LCOM, yes it is :)

Echo's Kitchen, thanks.

Sotong, yea something different from the usual pancake syrup.

Sonia, yeap East meet West :)

Mr Pineapple. thanks.

Busygran, something different from the usual pancake syrup :)

ICook4Fun said...

Noobcook, thanks.

Reese, hope you like it :)

Min, yes they don't look good on pictures :)

Maameemoomoo, hope you like it.

Cheah, thanks for the shout-out.

Shereen, yea this pancakes memang very tembam (like me lah)

MarhMoh, thanks.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

This is as wholesome as they can get!

Meg Luby said...

going to have to give this syrup a whirl! thanks so much for sharing!