This fantastic recipe for Banana Lava Pancakes from the Easy Peasy Baking Campaign* boasts fluffy banana pancakes filled with a gooey peanut butter centre, and would make for an indulgent start to Pancake Day on March 1st 2022 or a weekend breakfast.

You can swap out the peanut butter for Nutella, Biscoff Spread or any other of you favourite jar spreads for an equally delicious treat or dessert. An ideal store cupboard standby too.


  • 6tsp peanut butter
  • banana
  • 2 Eggs
  • 120g self-raising flour
  • 50ml milk or 50g, if you don’t have a measuring jug
  • 2tbsp icing sugar plus extra for dusting


  • STEP 1

    Place 6 individual tsp mounds of peanut butter on the plate and place in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Whilst the peanut butter firms up in the freezer, mash the banana in the mixing bowl using a fork then mix in the eggs and icing sugar, followed by the flour and milk. Ensure everything is combined – it will be a little lumpy because of the banana.

  • STEP 3

    Place the frying pan over a medium flame and allow it to heat up, then spoon in the first 3 pancakes (2 tbsp batter for each).

  • STEP 4

    Once bubbles start to appear, place one mound of the firmed up peanut butter into the centre of each pancake and cover with another tbsp of batter.

  • STEP 5

    Flip the pancakes and leave to cook for about a minute before placing on a plate.

  • STEP 6

    Repeat steps 3-5 again for the remaining batter, stack the pancakes on a plate, dust with icing sugar and serve.

* Recipe from the Easy Peasy Baking campaign, launched by UK Flour Millers, making baking simple. You can find more Easy Peasy Baking recipes and information on the campaign over on the Fab Flour website or on social: @fab_flour on Instagram or @fabflour on Facebook and Twitter.