Make Monkey Joe’s yummy banana pancakes from The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook

Kids will love helping to make these delicious banana pancakes from The What The Ladybird Heard Cookbook, perfect for hungry little monkeys.

  • Total time

    15 minutes

  • Prep time

    10 minutes

  • Amount

    Makes 12 pancakes

  • Ingredients
    • 1 ripe banana
    • 200g plain flour
    • ½ teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 egg
    • 150ml milk
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • A knob of butter
  1. Peel the banana and mash it with a fork.
  2. Put the flour and baking powder in the big bowl and mix well. These are your dry ingredients.
  3. Pour the milk into the measuring jug and add the honey and banana. Mix together.
  4. Break the egg into the small bowl and pick out any pieces of shell.
  5. Add the egg to the measuring jug and mix well with the whisk.
  6. Make a little well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture.
  7. Mix everything well with the whisk until you have a thick batter.
  8. Melt a little butter in the frying pan over a high heat.
  9. When the pan is really hot, add the batter one ladle at a time. Flip the pancakes over when little bubbles appear on top.
  10. Cook until they are brown on the second side, then put them on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Keep going until you’ve used up all the mixture.

The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook

by Julia Donaldson

Book cover for The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook

With twenty-four recipes designed for adults to use with children, from ladybird pizzas to cowpat cookies, The What the Ladybird Heard Cookbook is full of tasty treats, healthy snacks and simple meals to make together.