Banana Bread Pancakes: When Twin Loves Collide

Megan Myers | Stetted

Banana bread, a favorite snack across America, gets the breakfast treatment in this simple pancake recipe. ENJOY!

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Growing up, banana bread was one of my favorite things to eat. I always looked forward to the end of the school day, when I could rush home and cut myself a thick slice of banana-studded bread to snack on.

These days I don’t get to make banana bread often because my son devours the bananas that come into our home, but when I’m able to stash a couple away to ripen I like to try out new recipes. These pancakes were born out of my son’s twin loves of bananas and pancakes.

Banana Pancakes Picture

Depending on how thick you like your pancakes, you can easily adjust the amount of milk in this recipe. Less milk will yield fewer, thicker pancakes, while more milk will make more, thinner pancakes.

And why stop at pancakes? Follow our banana muffins recipe to continue taking advantage of this healthy ingredient!

    8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 cup banana
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk, plus more if you like thinner pancakes
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Directions

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, mix banana, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, egg, and milk.
  3. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture until just blended.
  4. Preheat griddle or frying pan over medium heat and spray with nonstick spray, if necessary.
  5. Right before cooking pancakes, mix melted butter into the batter.
  6. Pour batter by 1/3-cupfulls onto the griddle. Cook until sides are dry and bubbles have formed on top, then flip over. Cook until pancakes have puffed slightly and are golden brown. Repeat with remaining batter, adjusting heat on griddle as necessary. Serve with additional banana slices, if desired, and maple syrup.

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About Megan

Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.

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    This is great. I make a double batch, add the cinnamon with the dry ingredients, cream the bananas and sugar before adding milk, and use 1 cup milk total (for double batch).

    Thanks for the recipe!!!

    Stephie-swope
    eat-your-heart-out.net

    Mmm, I love banana pancakes!! Your son has good taste.

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    These sound delicious, my son also loves bananas and pancakes, I'll be making these soon! Are the bananas in the recipe mashed or sliced?

    Amber
    bluebonnetsandbrownies.com

    I kinda adore that these make only 8 pancakes. That's just enough for the hubs and me over the weekend, and uses up those pesky black bananas too. Win!

    Stephie-swope
    eat-your-heart-out.net @ Amber Bracegirdle

    Amber, I agree, I can never get rid of those overripe bananas fast enough. Yuck. But perfect for pancakes! :-)

    Aimee-shugarman
    shugarysweets.com

    Saturday mornings are pancake breakfasts. We always make enough so there are leftovers for our busy weekday mornings. These banana beauties are going in the rotation!!




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