Nutella and caramelised banana pancakes


15 mins

Here’s some plant-fuelled pancakes for you and your microbes to enjoy. The way the bananas are caramelised makes a mouth-watering syrup — no added sugars needed!

A stack of pancakes with homemade nutella and caramelised bananas on top

4 .75 Plant Points


Homemade nutella:

  • 2 cups hazelnuts, roasted
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 100g dark chocolate (or choc of choice)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt

Caramelised bananas:

  • 1/4 cup dates, chopped, pitted and soaked (or 2tbs of sweetener of choice)
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • 1/2 cup yoghurt (we used Bio&Me kefir live yoghurt vanilla)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour (or wholemeal flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (for frying)


  1. Make the homemade nutella by adding the roasted hazelnuts and oil to a high speed blender and blending for 10-15 minutes until smooth.
  2. Next add melted dark chocolate, vanilla extract, salt and whizz again. Add more oil or some water for your desired consistency.
  3. For the caramelised bananas, heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium/high heat. Mash the dates with the water to create a puree, then add the date puree to a pan and cook until it becomes nice and sticky.
  4. Add in the bananas and coat in the mixture, cooking for 2-3 mins, set aside and keep warm once they're nicely caramelised.
  5. For the pancakes, heat half the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat while you prepare the batter.
  6. Add all of the pancake ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  7. Ladle the pancake batter in equal measures into the frying pan, cooking for 2–3 mins each side or until golden. Set aside and repeat with the remaining batter and oil.
  8. Stack your pancakes and top with your date caramelised banana and homemade nutella.

Store your leftover homemade nutella in the fridge for 2-5 days. Tastes great on toast with chopped bananas too!

If you want some more breakfast inspiration with a plant point bonus, you might also want to check out these chia puddings and these fibre-filled breakfast wraps.


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