Banana pancakes make the best weekend breakfast. These easy pancakes use basic ingredients you already have in your pantry. Mashed banana give the pancakes a hint of banana flavor, without being overwhelming. If you have an abundance of overripe bananas, try these banana muffins with cinnamon streusel.
Topped with a pat of butter, maple syrup and a few slices of fresh bananas, these pancakes are our absolute favorite weekend indulgence.
Easy banana pancakes
Banana pancakes are the perfect weekend treat, especially if you have overripe bananas. It never fails, I buy the most beautiful bananas, only to find that when I wasn’t looking, they’ve turned brown.
Normally I would freeze them for smoothies or wait until I had one or two more for banana bread. But, I felt the need to rescue them and do something with them other than relegating them to the dark, frozen tundra that is my freezer.
how to make banana pancakes
This recipe is great for beginners and experienced cooks. This is also a great recipe to make with kids, to get them in the kitchen with you.
- Combine dry ingredients and whisk to combine
- Combine wet ingredients and mix to combine.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry (or dry into wet, it honestly doesn’t matter) and mix just until combined.
- Cook pancakes until large bubble form and surface looks a little dry, then flip.
That’s all there is to it. This is a really easy pancake recipe that turns out great every single time. Which is good, because when you need pancakes, the last thing you want is a complicated recipe.
This recipe will make 8 pancakes. If we’re really hungry, that would feed two adults. The pancakes aren’t the huge plate-sized ones you get at the diner, they are about 4 inches each, if you use a 1/3 cup measure to portion the batter.
I like warm maple syrup and extra sliced bananas on top of my stack of pancakes, but that is entirely up to you how you like to serve them. They are good without anything on them at all. I know this because I usually eat one straight out of the pan. Call it “cooks treat”.
More breakfast ideas
Are you a breakfast lover too? Breakfasts like this are usually weekend treats, so when we have the time, we like to make something really delicious. Here are a few more ideas for a tasty start to the day:
- Breakfast casserole
- Coconut almond granola
- Gluten-free breakfast cookies
- Coconut Bread
- Restaurant-Style Bloody Mary
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- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 tbsp melted butter, cooled
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 small ripe bananas, mashed
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine egg, milk, butter, vanilla and bananas and whisk to combine.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix until just combined and all flour is incorporated. (Batter will be lumpy, do not overmix)
- Ladle about a 1/3 cup batter into pan on medium heat. Let pancakes cook for 2 to 3 minutes until you see large bubbles on top and the surface looks slightly dry.
- Flip pancakes and cook for another 2 - 3 minutes.
- Serve with warm maple syrup and extra sliced bananas, if desired.
Recipe makes 8 - 4" pancakes, using 1/3 cup of batter per pancake.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 640mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 3gSugar: 19gProtein: 10g
Nutrition information calculated by a third-party company as a courtesy. It is intended as a guideline only.