5-Ingredients Banana Pancakes with Teff Grains (Gluten Free)

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I am officially in the Teff grains phase so please expect more recipes using Teff in weeks to come! 😉

This banana pancakes recipe is a spin off from the popular 3-ingredients banana pancakes which I really like.  All I did was to expand the original recipe from 3 ingredients to 5 ingredients, tweaked the proportion (using 2 bananas rather than 1 1/2) and add my newly discovered ingredient – Teff grains.

Despite these little tweaks, I wanted to stay true to the heart of the original recipe which is free from gluten and refined sugar.

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5-Ingredients Banana Pancakes with Teff Grains (Gluten Free)

About 12 7cm sized pancakes

5-Ingredients Banana Pancakes with Teff Grains (Gluten Free)


  • 1 Tbsp Teff grains
  • 2 overripe bananas (400g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 12 tsps cornstarch [see Note 1]
  • Topping ideas:
  • Maple syrup & honey
  • Seasonal fruits/berries
  • Yoghurt
  • Toasted granola/muesli


    To cook the Teff grains:
  1. Add 1 tbsp Teff grains with 1/4 cup water in a microwave proof bowl. Microwave on high for 4 minutes, covered. If there's some liquid remaining, microwave for another 1 minute and set aside.
  2. For the pancake batter:
  3. Mash bananas. Add 2 eggs and stir to combine until well mixed.
  4. Stir in cooked Teff, baking powder, followed by adding 12 tsps of cornstarch gradually.
  5. For the pancakes:
  6. Heat up a lightly greased pan over low heat. When the pan is hot, add 2 soup spoon full of batter to the pan and gently spread to make a 7cm in diameter pancake.
  7. Over low heat, cook the batter until the bubbles appear on the surface. Turn and cook on the other side until the pancake is cooked through [see Note 2]. Transfer to a plate and loosely covered with a foil to keep warm. Repeat this step with the remaining batter.


[Note 1] Overripe bananas contained more moisture than just ripen bananas. You may need to adjust the amount of cornstarch you add to the batter. I used very spotty, overripe bananas and too soft to be consumed directly. The consistency of the batter you want to achieve is like soft whipped cream with some glugginess to it. [Note 2] To ensure a prefect flip, run a thin spatula around the pancake just before turning. Also do not overcrowd the pan so that you have room to flip the pancakes.


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Also, a big thank you for taking part in the giveaway with Coles! Thank you for sharing delicious and creative ideas on how we can incorporate Teff grains in our meals. You can still enter the $100 Coles voucher giveaway until this coming Wednesday (15/4/2015). Please submit the entries via here.

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