by Anna Jones

This delicious vegan pancake recipe is made with bananas and oats. A scoop of vegan coconut ice cream will turn them into a feel-good pudding, too.


Buyer's guide

Coconut oil is widely available in Asian and African grocers, and in some large supermarkets.


The oil has a high degree of saturated fat, so it does not become rancid easily. Keep it in a cool place, but do not refrigerate.


Gently warm solidified coconut oil to bring it back to its liquid state before use. The oil is used commercially in making margarine, biscuits, confectionery and some ready meals. In the domestic kitchen, it should be used sparingly to make South Indian vegetable and fish curries, fried snacks and sweets, or poured into cooked Indian dishes for extra flavour, like a condiment.