Banana Pancakes

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The Perfect Breakfast (or Dessert!) homemade banana pancakes, a recipe that takes the classic pancakes to new heights of flavor and texture.

Indulge in the ultimate comfort of banana pancakes, a delightful twist on the American classic breakfast.

These fluffy pancakes are not just a quick and easy recipe, creating fluffy, mouth-watering pancakes from scratch.

Our banana pancakes recipe, ready in under 20 minutes, is perfect for a decadent breakfast or a sweet dessert.

Image of golden-brown banana pancakes stacked high, topped with sliced bananas and a drizzle of maple syrup, served on a white plate.

Why Banana Pancakes are a Must-Try

Discover why this fluffy stack of pancakes should be your next breakfast choice:

  • Best Pancake Recipe: Combines classic ingredients with the natural sweetness of bananas for an unbeatable homemade flavor.
  • Quick and Easy: This easy recipe is ideal for busy mornings, making it possible to enjoy homemade pancakes without much effort.
  • Fluffy and Moist: The over-ripe bananas add moisture and a natural sweetness, creating a light and fluffy texture that elevates them to the best hotcakes you’ve ever tasted.
Banana pancakes sliced in half, revealing fluffy interiors, served with a syrup and sliced bananas on a white plate.

Banana Pancakes Ingredients

(Refer to the recipe card below for full ingredient list and quantities)

  • All-Purpose Flour: The base that provides structure to your pancakes.
  • Sugar: Enhances the natural sweetness of the bananas.
  • Baking Powder & Salt: Essential for achieving that light and fluffy texture.
  • Over-Ripe Banana: The key ingredient, offering moisture and a rich banana flavor.
  • Eggs: Bind the ingredients and contribute to the fluffiness of the pancakes.
  • Milk & Vanilla Extract: Add richness and a hint of vanilla flavor.
  • Butter: Used in the batter and for cooking, it gives a delicious buttery taste.
  • Maple Syrup & Sliced Bananas: Perfect toppings for a classic pancake experience.
  • Confectioners’ Sugar (optional): For a touch of extra sweetness.
Golden-brown banana pancakes on a plate, showcasing their fluffy texture and served with a side of fresh banana slices, ideal for a simple yet tasty meal.

Banana Pancakes Instructions

  1. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Prepare Banana Mixture: Mash the over-ripe banana thoroughly. Mix in eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.
  3. Combine Wet and Dry: Fold the banana mixture into the dry ingredients, avoiding over mixing.
  4. Cook the Pancakes: On a buttered griddle or pan, cook each pancake until golden brown, flipping once.
  5. Serve with Toppings: Serve your pancakes hot, topped with sliced bananas, maple syrup, and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.
Close-up view of light and airy banana pancakes, freshly cooked and ready to eat, representing a quick and delightful homemade breakfast choice.

Great for Meal Prep

Not just for immediate enjoyment, these banana pancakes are great for meal prep.

Store them in the fridge or freezer for a quick and easy future breakfast.

Enjoy your homemade banana pancakes, a classic breakfast recipe transformed into a fluffy and moist delight, perfect for any occasion, from a regular weekday to special events like Easter brunch or Mother’s Day.

Stack of easy-to-make banana pancakes, drizzled with syrup and garnished with banana slices, exemplifying a simple yet delicious breakfast.

Storage and Reheating Tips

  • Fridge: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Freezer: Freeze with wax paper layers for up to a month.
  • Reheat: Warm them in the oven or microwave until heated through.
Homemade banana pancakes on a plate, topped with sliced bananas and maple syrup, showcasing a fluffy texture and golden-brown color.

FAQ About Banana Pancakes

How to keep pancakes warm?

Keep them on a baking sheet in a low-temperature oven while you finish cooking the batch.

How do I know when it’s time to flip the pancakes?

The perfect time to flip a pancake is when you see bubbles forming on the surface and the edges start to look set and slightly dry. This usually takes about 1-2 minutes. Then flip and cook for another minute or two until golden brown.

How can I make these pancakes dairy-free?

To make dairy-free banana pancakes, you can substitute the milk with a plant-based alternative like almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk. Similarly, use a dairy-free butter alternative for cooking. These substitutions work well and maintain the fluffy and moist texture of the pancakes.

Freshly made banana pancakes stacked on a plate, topped with sliced bananas and a drizzle of maple syrup, perfect for a homemade breakfast

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Image showing a stack of homemade banana pancakes, topped with sliced bananas and a drizzle of maple syrup on a plate.
Yield: 12 pancakes (4 servings)

The Best Banana Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Banana Pancakes: Discover the joy of making fluffy, homemade banana pancakes with this easy recipe. Perfect for a delightful breakfast or a sweet dessert, these pancakes are ideal for any occasion, from a family brunch to a special treat on Mother's Day or Easter. Ready in under 20 minutes, they're a must-try for pancake lovers!

Ingredients

FOR PANCAKES

  • 1½ cups all purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled off
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 small, over-ripe banana
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

FOR COOKING

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

FOR SERVING

  • Maple syrup
  • Sliced bananas
  • Confectioners' sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
  2. Prepare Banana Mixture: Mash the over-ripe banana thoroughly. Mix in eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.
  3. Combine Wet and Dry: Fold the banana mixture into the dry ingredients, avoiding over mixing.
  4. Cook the Pancakes: On a buttered griddle or pan, cook each pancake until golden brown, flipping once.
  5. Serve with Toppings: Serve your pancakes hot, topped with sliced bananas, maple syrup, and a dusting of confectioners' sugar.

Notes

Storage: Refrigerate for up to four days or freeze for convenient meal prep and quick breakfasts on the go.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 518Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 124mgSodium 613mgCarbohydrates 89gFiber 3gSugar 46gProtein 9g

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