How To Make Banana Pancakes

Ripe, mashed bananas are added to the simple pancake batter for an excellent, sweet flavor in banana pancakes, which are quick, simple, and delightfully fluffy.

Banana Pancakes

Using mashed ripe bananas, butter, and vanilla, banana Pancakes are sweet and fluffy. This will undoubtedly become one of your all-time favorite pancake recipes. They taste fantastic with a sprinkle of maple syrup on top and are the ideal combination of sweet and soft. You’ll like the delicious banana aroma that permeates the home while they cook.

Serve these pancakes during brunch, a holiday breakfast, or on the weekend. The dish is simple and quick enough to prepare on any weekday, though. You may offer up savory sides like S’mores Pancakes, Chocolate layer cake with cocoa, and No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake to pair with the sweet pancakes.

Banana Pancakes


Choosing your favorite delectable toppings to put on cooked pancakes is one of the nicest parts. There are many additional choices than the traditional drizzle of maple syrup that you may explore. It’s a simple method to revamp a traditional breakfast without altering the original recipe in any way. These popular toppings are available for you to try:

  • Sauces: Try this caramel sauce as an alternative to maple syrup. Chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry sauce would all be delectable options.
  • Spreads: Peanut butter or Nutella both create fantastic spreads that are simple to make and go great with bananas.
  • Fruit: You might also sprinkle some fresh berries or banana slices on top. They would go well with some honey, maple syrup, or whipped cream.
  • Sugar: Powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, large-grain white sugar, or brown sugar can all be used as a simple sugar topping.

Key Ingredients

  • Baking powder is one of the most crucial elements in a recipe. Baking powder is responsible for the air bubbles in the batter that give it a light and fluffy texture.
  • Sugar: This dish doesn’t require a lot of sugar. One spoonful of white sugar is more than enough to provide sweetness.
  • Banana mixture: The bananas offer more moisture to the batter, reducing the amount of milk or butter required compared to a standard pancake recipe. Use ripe bananas that have some brown stains on them for the greatest results.
Banana Pancakes

How to Make Banana Pancakes

  • Dry Ingredients: To begin, sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into a large basin. Two times sift the flour mixture. Sifting the flour completely removes any lumps and gives the pancakes a lighter, fluffier texture. Sift the ingredients, then whisk in the sugar crystals.
  • Pancake Batter:Egg, milk, butter, mashed bananas, and vanilla essence should all be added to a separate basin for the pancake batter. The liquid components should be whipped into a smooth batter before adding the dry ingredients. Just blend while whisking, being cautious not to overmix. Actually, a few lumps in the batter are OK.
  • Time Spent Cooking: Preheat a griddle or a big pan to medium heat. Spread some butter, oil, or frying spray on the skillet or griddle’s bottom. 14 cup-sized scoops of pancake batter should be placed on the griddle. Depending on the size of your cooking surface, you may cook a couple at once, but be careful not to crowd the pancakes. Flip the pancakes when bubbles appear on the edges. Once golden brown, cook for a further 10 seconds.

Variations on Banana Pancakes

  • Chocolate Chips: Pancakes with chocolate and bananas are to die for. Add 1 cup of chocolate chips to the batter for some melty, chocolaty mix-ins.
  • Mix-ins: You may try a variety of different ingredients, such as cinnamon chips, butterscotch chips, blueberries, raspberries, pecans, or almonds, in the recipe.
  • Wheat Pancakes: If you want to up the nutritional value of the dish, try making your pancakes with whole wheat flour rather than standard white flour.
  • Spiced Banana Pancakes: Add one teaspoon of cinnamon and one teaspoon of grated nutmeg to the batter for a delectable spiced banana taste.
Banana Pancakes


  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg , beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 2 medium ripe bananas , mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl twice, then add in the sugar.
  • In a second bowl whisk the egg, milk, butter, bananas, and vanilla then add it into the dry ingredients, whisking the mixture together until just combined.
  • Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat with a bit of oil and scoop on ¼ cup of batter per pancake. Cook until bubbles form around the edge, then flip and cook an additional 10 seconds.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg

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