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Freakshake pancake stack (V)


1 pancake... 2 pancakes... 3 pancakes... 4! With Fairtrade bananas, popcorn, ice cream and maple syrup - this freakshake recipe is a stack above the rest.

SERVES   TAKES 45 minutes


200g Co-op self-raising flour

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp baking powder

3 Lincolnshire free-range eggs

175ml Co-op semi-skimmed milk

2 tbsp vegetable oil

3 Co-op Fairtrade bananas

2 tbsp maple syrup

20g Co-op sweet popcorn

6 scoops Co-op Madagascan vanilla ice cream (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 120°C/fan 100°C/Gas 1/2
  2. Mix together the flour, cinnamon and baking powder
  3. Crack in the eggs and whisk, then gradually add the milk, whisking until you have a smooth, thick batter
  4. Heat 2 tsp of the oil in a large nonstick frying pan on a medium heat
  5. Add a sixth of the batter and use the back of a spoon to spread it into a pancake about 13cm wide
  6. Fry for around 90 seconds, until golden on the bottom and bubbling on the surface
  7. Flip over and fry for 1-2 more mins, until cooked through
  8. Keep warm on a baking tray in the oven while you fry the rest, adding a little more oil to the pan as needed
  9. Thinly slice the banana and fry for 1 minute on each side until golden
  10. Pour over half the maple syrup and cook for another minute, turning, until caramelised
  11. To serve, stack the pancakes on a plate, drizzling each with maple syrup and layering with the banana and popcorn as you go
  12. Drizzle over a bit more syrup and serve with vanilla ice cream, if you like
  13. Grab some spoons and tuck in!