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Simple banana pancakes recipe. They are tasty, fluffy and the banana flavor makes it so yummy! These healthy pancakes make a good breakfast or brunch.
These Banana Pancakes are so good, you will have the whole family asking for more! Just like waffles, my kids love pancakes and fruits. My son loves bananas so it is always included in our grocery shopping every week.
Sometimes, we have too many bananas, and I have to come up with creative ways to incorporate them into our meals, making banana pancakes is my favorite way and they have become a regular in our breakfast.
Pancakes are breakfast staples and when you include banana, you have stacks of fluffy delicious goodness.
Banana Pancakes Recipe
This recipe uses a few basic ingredients that are in the pantry; flour, milk, eggs, sugar, oil, salt, and of course the star of the dish, Bananas!
I mash the bananas using a fork and mix everything together to get my batter.
I use all-purpose flour for most of my recipes, we buy a big bag from Sam’s club because we use a lot of flour.
You can use half of the all-purpose flour and half of whole wheat flour. You can also add vanilla extract or ground cinnamon for extra flavor.
Ingredients for Banana Pancakes
Measurements and detailed ingredients are available in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. The recipe card is downloadable and printable.
- Flour- I use all-purpose flour
- Baking Powder
- Sugar- I use white sugar but you can use brown sugar.
- Milk- I use whole milk. You can substitute for almond milk or any milk
- Mashed Bananas
- Oil or melted Butter
- Vanilla extract or Ground cinnamon (optional)
How to make banana pancakes
Mash the bananas in a bowl using a fork.
In another mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, sugar, salt.
Break the eggs in another bowl and whisk by hand.
Add the milk, oil and the mashed bananas to the eggs.
Add the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk. It may be a little lumpy.
Turn on your griddle or put a skillet on medium heat and brush with oil or melted butter.
Pour about 1/2 cup sized of the batter onto the griddle or skillet.
Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until you see tiny bubbles, flip and cook the other side until brown.
Repeat until you finish the batter.
Serve and enjoy with the topping of your choice.
Banana pancakes can be eaten plain or with extra sliced bananas topping and blueberries.
You can serve with maple syrup, honey, sausages, bacon, or chicken.
I like to enjoy mine with a little maple syrup while my son likes his with maple syrup, sliced bananas, and a handful of blueberries.
Whatever you like to enjoy it with, stack it up and dig into the stack of fluffy goodness.
How to store
Leftover Pancakes can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. In fact, I like to make an extra batch and store for the mornings when I have to dash out of the house. Just pop in the microwave for a few seconds and delicious breakfast is assured. Make an extra batch and store in the fridge or freezer, your family will love it.
Refrigerator: To store in the refrigerator for a few days, 3 days. Place in a single layer in an airtight bag.
Freezer: To freeze, place in a single layer in an airtight freezer bag. To avoid your pancakes sticking together, it is important they are in a single layer or separated by wax paper.
How to Reheat
I like to reheat my pancakes in the microwave. When I reheat in the microwave, it is still as fluffy and tasty as when fresh. You can microwave covered or uncovered, I have tried both and it makes no difference.
Microwave: Place frozen pancakes on a plate and microwave for 20- 30 seconds for one pancake or until hot.
Oven: Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil, place in a preheated oven at 350F for 10-12 minutes or until hot.
- Do not overmix your batter. It is okay for your batter to be lumpy after mixing, overmixing your batter may make your pancakes thin and not fluffy.
- Brush oil or melted butter on your griddle or skillet before putting the batter, you may need to brush before each pancake.
- Once the tiny bubbles appear, the pancakes are ready to be flipped, for the other side to cook.
- I like to mix my pancake batter by hand to avoid overmixing.
- You can use ripe or overripe bananas for this recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I double this recipe?
Yes, you can! be sure to double all ingredients.
Why are my pancakes not fluffy?
Do not overmix your batter, overmixing the batter will make your pancakes thin and not fluffy. It is okay for your batter to be lumpy.
Can I freeze banana pancakes?
Yes! You can freeze your banana pancakes, follow the instructions in how to store section of the recipe.
Can I add Vanilla or Cinnamon?
Yes! You can add vanilla or ground cinnamon to extra flavor to your meal.
What should I do with the leftover batter?
Make the pancakes and store pancakes in the refrigerator or the freezer.
Should I use a griddle or skillet?
Both work fine, If you use a griddle, you can make more pancakes at once and serve time.
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Simple Banana Pancakes Recipe
- Frying pan
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 2 banana
- 2 tsp oil or melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Vanilla extract optional
- Ground Cinnamon optional
- Mash the bananas in a bowl using a fork.
- In another mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients: flour, baking [powser, sugar, salt.
- Break the egg in another bowl and whisk by hand.
- Add the milk, oil and the mashed bananas to the egg.
- Add the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk. It is okay to be lumpy. Do not overmix the batter
- Turn on the griddle or put a skillet on medium heat and brush with oil or melted butter.
- Pour about ½ cup of the batter onto the griddle or skillet.
- Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until you see tiny bubbles, flip and cook the other side until brown.
- Repeat until the batter finishes.
- Serve and enjoy with toppings of your choice.
- Do not overmix your batter. It is okay for your batter to be lumpy after mixing.
- Brush oil or melted butter on your griddle or frying pan before putting the batter.
- Once the tiny bubbles appear, the pancakes are ready to be flipped.
- I like to mix my pancake batter by hand to avoid overmixing.
- You can use overripe bananas.
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