Plantain Pancakes



My plantain pancakes are the perfect treat when you want something a bit special but super quick to whip up!

Plantain Pancakes

Plantain Pancakes

If you’re looking for something a bit different for your Sunday morning brunch then you’ve landed in exactly the right place. Plantains are a delicious tropical fruit and, simply put, are a cooking variety of bananas. They are a staple across the Caribbean and Central America, though they actually originate from the tropical regions of Southeast Asia. They contain more starch and less sugar than your standard banana. This is why they are cooked rather than eaten raw most of the time.

They are the tenth most important staple food in the world. In tropical countries are treated a lot like potatoes. You can steam, boil, fry, bake, them – each method producing unique flavors. Plantains are beginning to be embraced the world over, and rightly so in my opinion. These pancakes are wonderfully simple to make. They are light and fluffy with subtle hints of coconut. They come out a perfect golden brown every time and are delicious! Pair them with your choice of fresh berries and a splash of maple syrup! I also love them with a big dollop of coconut yogurt too, or whipped cream if I’m feeling particularly indulgent.

They are a must-have in my house, and I’m always having to make extra for friends and family who just ‘happen to be stopping by on a Sunday morning’. Give them a go, I guarantee you won’t regret it!

Plantain Pancakes


My plantain pancakes are the perfect treat when you want something a bit special but super quick to whip up!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 3
Calories 519 kcal


  • 2 Ripe plantains
  • 2 tablespoons White sugar
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt


  • Peel the plantains and cut them into slices.
  • Add the white sugar and mash it with a fork or potato masher. Set aside.
  • In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder, vanilla, and cinnamon well together.
  • Take a larger bowl and whisk the eggs.
  • Add the salt and the coconut milk.
  • Add the dry ingredients from the smaller bowl slowly while whisking the batter
  • Add the mashed plantains and mix all well together
  • Heat a non-sticking frying pan or pancake pan over medium heat.
  • For each pancake, gently pour 1/2 cup of batter into the pan, using a ladle or a measuring cup. Let it cook for a few seconds up to a minute until golden brown. Flip it to the other side and cook for a few more seconds.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining batter.
  • Serve with maple syrup, honey, or any other topping of choice.


Serving: 1 portionCalories: 519kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 11gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 1357mgPotassium: 852mgFiber: 4gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 1504IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 514mgIron: 7mg
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