This pancake recipe has a tropical twist and is perfect for using up ripe and ready bananas. Tastily topped with greek yoghurt and diced pineapple, close your eyes and be transported to Caribbean shores. By Ivan Cubillo of Plan Zeros.

Ingredients (Makes 3-4 pancakes)

1 ripe banana

3 tbsp plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

3 tsp desiccated coconut

2 tsp sugar

1 dash of vanilla essence

1 egg

1 dollop of greek yogurt

Dice tinned or fresh pineapple


  1. Mash up the ripe banana with a fork.
  2. When nice and smooth add the sugar, vanilla essence and the egg and mix it till light and fluffy. 
  3. Add the flour and baking powder until well mixed and add the coconut to the mix. 
  4. Pour a bit of the mix in a medium heated greased pan and turn it over when ready.  
  5. Put some greek yogurt on top with diced pineapple.

Thanks to Ivan Cubillo of Plan Zheros for contributing the recipe.
Photo by Ian Ransley.