Plantain pancakes

I’ve been meaning to try plantains for a while now so when I spotted them in the supermarket last week, I had to buy them. Plantains are totally different then I imagined them to be. They are not sweet at all and are quite hard. They also smell like watermelon which is not what you’d expect from a banana.

When reading recipes on the internet, a lot of people said that you should only use the plantains when they are totally black. You also have to wash them, after removing the peel, to make sure all the starch has been removed. Let’s start!




  • 1 blackened plantain
  • 1 spoon gula java
  • 1 spoon coconut oil
  • a little drop of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • a little bit of baking soda
  • a pinch of himalaya salt

Let’s cook it:


Start with peeling the plantains, cut them in two and wash them well under cold water. Make sure you dry the plantains by putting them on a towel. Cut the bananas in pieces and then blend them with a blender to get a smooth paste. Add all the other ingrdients in the blender and mix until you get a nice and even mixture.

Then it’s time for the good stuff. Add a little but of coconut oil in your cooking pan and when hot, add a big spoon of the mixture. I let the pancakes sit for 5 minutes on one side untill they are crunchy and golden brown. Then I twist the pancakes and let them simmer for one more minute. To finish off the pankaces, add some fruit (berries) and maple syrup or decoration of choise.




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