Banana Saffron Pancakes – Rumi Spice

Banana Saffron Pancakes

Difficulty: Easy - Yield: 6-8 servings - Time: 25 minutes 

This is how we Sunday: the fluffiest Banana-Saffron Pancakes made with all ingredients found at Whole Foods- even our Afghan Saffron!



  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 ripe large banana (or 2 small ripe bananas)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Large pinch of Rumi saffron
  • Small pat of butter
In a large bowl, mix together baking powder, baking soda, and flour. Once mixed, form a well in the center of the flour mixture.

In a small bowl, mash banana with fork. Add eggs and mix together.

In another small bowl, mix together juice of lemon, saffron, and milk. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Pour milk mixture and banana mixture into flour well and mix until smooth. A whisk might help, but a fork will do.

Add butter to griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.

Brown on both sides and serve hot with your choice or syrup or jam (we used raspberry jam and chopped almonds!)

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  • FGOmlTouQi: October 27, 2019


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