Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

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Thursday 6 February 2014

Flour free pancakes - yummy!

I just made some banana pancakes - over ripe bananas, eggs, and a tiny bit of baking powder - yummy! No flour at all. I will be adding them to my Love Food Hate Waste demo recipe list!

Compostgirl and Compostman liked them as well

How to make them


Mash up peeled ripe bananas until very smooth



whisk eggs in another bowl (two eggs to every large banana) Mix together the banana and eggs (optionally add a pinch of baking powder) and then 

drop a tbs or two ( no more for each pancake)  into a medium fry pan with a small amount of oil already heated.  Dry frying WILL NOT WORK with this even in a non stick pan. 

Gently cook until pancake is set and you can flip the pancake over without it falling to bits (!)

When other side is golden brown serve 

and eat - Honey, Golden Syrup etc are lovely additions but these are seriously yum as they are.


This recipe needs to have starchy veg/fruit to substitute for the flour so I am going to try with pumpkin, tomorrow :)

I know mashed potato works and from reading on line, Plantain also works as a substitute for Banana.
 A good result I think:)

Recipe here


  1. Looks like a really good Gluten Free recipe.
    Not that I need Gluten Free but many do.
    I will definitely try this one

  2. It sounds a jolly good recipe. My husband isn't fond of bananas, unfortunately (he puts it down to not having tasted one until he was ten or so) but I could try it on the grandchildren.


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