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  • Cooking Time: Under 30 mins
  • Cuisine: Other
  • Main Ingredient: Blueberry
  • Preparation Time: Under 30 mins
  • Serves: 4+


  • 500g blueberries

    200g sugar

    100ml water

    280g plain flour

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    50g sugar

    3 eggs

    300ml milk

    Oil for cooking

    4 bananas, peeled and sliced

    Maple syrup


Start your day in the best possible way

Pancakes have been on the Giraffe menu since the start. Wonderfully versatile, they work just as well with fruit as bacon. We think maple syrup is a must, regardless, but then we have a bit of a sweet tooth. We believe breakfast is an important part of the day. It may not be a particularly relaxed affair, but it is too often rushed and overlooked. Time to fuel up, with pancakes for all, toppings to be decided individually.


Combine the blueberries, sugar and water, place over a low heat and simmer until the blueberries just start to collapse. Allow to cool.

Combine the flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. Mix the eggs and milk and pour into the centre of the flour. Whisk to a thick batter. You may need to add more milk.

Heat a non-stick frying pan, smear with oil – you really do not need much – and ladle on a little of the mixture. Cook for one minute, flip over and cook for the same time on the other side. Transfer to the oven and keep warm.

Slice the bananas lengthways and serve with a stack of pancakes (at least three for a decent height) and a spoonful of the blueberry compote and topped with maple syrup.



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