If you’re looking for a delicious way to start your day, you can’t go wrong with this easy Banana Pancake Recipe! These flavorful pancakes are made with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, and they can be topped with anything from fruit to syrup to peanut butter. Get ready for rave reviews when you serve up a stack of warm banana pancakes!
Reasons To Make Easy Banana Pancakes
- Banana pancakes are a scrumptious crowd pleaser your family will ask for again and again.
- You want to impress your friends with a tasty brunch dish.
- This banana pancake recipe is easy enough to whip up on a week day: breakfast, lunch or dinner.
- Pick your favorite toppings. These fluffy banana pancakes are the perfect vehicle for maple syrup and fresh blueberries, or chocolate chips and crushed nuts. Fresh fruit. Peanut butter. There is no wrong topping.
- You have some over ripe bananas in your fruit bowl.
Banana Pancake Recipe
Pancakes are a go-to meal around here, and with layers of rich banan-y flavor, the banana pancake recipe is a favorite. It is also rather impressive to serve company, whether it’s a fancy brunch or a kids’ sleepover breakfast.Your guests will love these. Simply make up the pancakes and set out a topping bar.Easy entertaining at it’s tastiest.
This easy recipe makes about eight medium sized banana pancakes. The ripe bananas add a nutritional punch as well as nice level of sweetness that blends well with most traditional pancake toppings. My personal favorites are blueberries and maple syrup. My kids love chocolate chips on top. And families without nut allergies are known to enjoy the texture and flavor of crushed walnuts or peanut butter with their banana pancakes.
The recipe for Banana Pancakes couldn’t be simpler. Most of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry. Flour, sugar, eggs, milk, buttermilk, butter, vanilla, baking powder, salt and, of course, bananas. Reminder the actual recipe, with ingredient amounts and exact instructions, is found at the bottom of this post.
You should use very ripe bananas for this recipe. The riper the better. As a matter of fact, these pancakes are an excellent way to use up any older bananas sitting on your counter.
Don’t panic about the buttermilk.If you don’t have any on hand, you can add a teaspoonful of white vinegar to half a cup of milk. Or you can simply substitute milk for the buttermilk for a slightly flatter but just as tasty pancake.
How to Make Banana Pancakes
Once you gather your ingredients and baking supplies, you’re ready to put this recipe together. Sift or whisk the dry ingredients together into one of the bowls in order to thoroughly mix them. This prevents the inevitable clump of baking powder that can ruin a perfectly good pancake.
Mash the two bananas in the other bowl before combining them with the beaten egg, milk, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla.
You’ll want to carefully fold the flour mixture into the wet ingredients. It’s important not to over mix. The batter should be lumpy.
How To Make Fluffy Banana Pancakes
The secret to lofty, cake-like pancakes is to let the batter sit for 3 to 4 minutes. This allows the baking powder work. The bubbles you’re seeing help give the finished pancake its light fluffiness.
Now there’s nothing left to do but ladle the batter onto your hot buttered griddle. Each pancake should be about 1/4 cup of batter. Cook until the sides of the pancake look done and it is bubbling in the middle. Next, flip and cook for another two minutes or until the pancake is golden brown.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Don’t forget to experiment with all of your favorite toppings. This easy Banana Pancake Recipe tastes great with everything from blueberries to chopped nuts.
Suggested Recipes To Try
Have more ripe bananas you are ready to put to good use? Here are some of my favorite banana recipes:
- Banana Bread Muffins is one of my most popular recipes to date, they are fantastic.
- Betty Crocker Banana Bread if I had to pick a favorite banana bread, this might be it.
- Banana Bread With Sour Cream if you are looking for moist banana bread, you’ve got it.
- Butterscotch Banana Muffins bring two flavors together in the best possible way.
- No Bake Banana Cream Pie Bars are a delicious way to bring bananas to dessert.
If your family loves pancakes as much as mine does, make sure to check out my go to pancake recipes:
- Buttermilk Pancakes are a classic you can’t go wrong with.
- Blueberry Pancakes are great on their own, or topped with blueberry compote.
- Pumpkin Pancakes are a fall favorite of mine.
- Gingerbread Pancakes sounded like they’d be so-so, turns out they are AMAZING.
- Eggnog Pancakes are the ultimate holiday pancake.
Banana Pancake Recipe
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 large egg beaten
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup buttermilk*
- 2 tbsp melted butter cooled
- 2 medium bananas, mashed the riper, the better
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl and stir to combine well. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine egg, milk, buttermilk, melted (cooled) butter, mashed banana and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined, but do not over mix.
- Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients and mix until all the dry ingredients are well combined, but do not overmix. The batter SHOULD be lumpy. Let batter sit for at least three minutes, allowing it to slightly bubble up. Do not stir at this point, or it will destroy the air bubbles that help make pancakes fluffy.
- Brush a non-stick griddle or frying pan with a light coating of butter or oil, then heat to medium heat. Make sure pan is heated prior to adding batter to it. Scoop batter onto the pan, approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook until pancake begins to puff up, bubbles appear in batter and the sides of the pancake appear to have cooked, then flip and cook the second side until golden brown. Serve immediately.