The joy of cake sprinkles! It is not for nothing that Pinterest has seemingly endless “Funfetti” pins – cakes, cookies, ice cream – you name it and you can liberally add cake sprinkles and make something rather everyday into rather more fun and joyful!
These fun pancakes which also contain a banana (any excuse to add some extra fruit or veg into my food), were made for the release of Annie, starring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis & Cameron Diaz. I am sure that the eternally optimistic and cheerful Annie would approve of the easy recipe and the addition of the sprinkles even if the sun does not come out tomorrow!
Recipe: Banana Funfetti American Style Pancakes
- 2 free range eggs
- 75 ml semi skinned milk
- 1 small banana
- 120 g plain white flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbs cake sprinkles
- Maple syrup to serve
- Whizz the eggs, milk and banana in a blender. Add the flour and gently whizz until mixed. Do not mix, as this will result in tough pancakes.
- Heat a little of the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat, ladle in a spoon of the pancake mixture, nudge into a circular shape and liberally cover with sprinkles.
- Turn once, when the bubbles rise to the surface. Keep warm in the oven whilst you cook the rest, or eat straight from the pan with butter and maple syrup.
Also inspired by Annie are Katie’s sunshine cupcakes & Michelle’s Sunshine Vegetable Lunchbox Loaf
Annie is now available on Digital HD and will be released on DVD & Blu-Ray on the 27th April.
Recipe commissioned for the release of Annie on DVD
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I love pancakes and these ones are so cute! A great way of using up bananas!
Any excuse to sneak in extra fruit or veg Heather!
My kids would LOVE these! You know, I’ve not yet seen the original Annie – I must remedy this!
I love the sprinkles. The banana offsets them surely?
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
Love all the sprinkles! A very cheerful way to start the day :)
I love sprinkles. You can never be too old for sprinkles can you?
Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry
My kiddoes eat pancakes with sprinkles at least 3 times a week so we totally love your recipe.
Everyone needs to start the day with sprinkles at least once a week, the world would be a happier place surely?
I love pancakes and have so many packets of half empty sprinkles – it’s fate. I will be using them now :)
It is great use of the sprinkles!
Torn @ FantasticOven
Crispy on the outside, still quite fluffy on the inside – epiphany of the perfect pancakes! I simply adore banana pancakes, and the funfetti make them even more delicious and attractive. Sometimes Maple syrup, of course, is the final ingredient that gives them an identity!
Fun and yummy. These little pancakes look almost too pretty to eat ! :)
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Our Sunday morning always involves making pancakes with my girls, so this Sunday we are definitely making these!