Crowd-pleasing banana pancakes made from scratch that are ready in minutes. A fun twist on ordinary pancakes.
Crowd-pleasing banana pancakes made from scratch that are ready in minutes. A fun twist on ordinary pancakes.
Just a tip for fuss free banana mashing... stick them in a zip-lock bag, zip and squeeze! When you're done cut a corner off and you have a pour spout! I do the same for marinades and everything else of the sort! So much cleaner! And less dishes to boot!Read More
The flavor of these were okay, but the texture just did not do it for me. They were very, very, overly moist. On the verge of being mushy feeling, though I made sure to cook them a very long time. Perhaps the poster uses smaller bananas than I did. It would help if the measurement was in cups instead of amount of bananas, since banana size varies so much. I won't make this recipe again.Read More
Just a tip for fuss free banana mashing... stick them in a zip-lock bag, zip and squeeze! When you're done cut a corner off and you have a pour spout! I do the same for marinades and everything else of the sort! So much cleaner! And less dishes to boot!
I have found that by measuring the dry ingredients and then putting them through a shifter makes for fluffy pancakes. I also substitute melted butter for the oil, I mix the liquid ingredients including the egg and then add the liquid mixture to the dry and stir to mixed, add two whole banannas and using a potato masher, mush them well. I use 1/4 cup measure per pancake. For thinner add a bit more milk.
this was a really simple and yummy recipe! i added vanilla like what many reviewers had suggested and it turned out even more delicious. it was just sweet enough for me. but 1 thing to note is really to cook this on a LOW temperature so that the insides of the pancakes gets cooked. it's also less mushy and easier to turn. i learnt this the hard way. the first time i did this i turned the stove on HIGH and the bottom browned really fast. i was struggling to turn it over but the whole thing basically fell apart cos it was still very soft and mushy inside. the bottom ended up black and i had to throw it out and start from a lower temp. other than that it was yummy =) thx for the recipe Andrea
My family loved this recipe but I used self rising flour and omitted the salt and added 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. I also omitted the oil and added 2 Tablespoons of applesauce. And for the peanut butter lover I added to a sauce pan 1 cup of each water, sugar & peanut butter best with smooth peanut butter. And brought this to a boil and cooled I used this as the syrup for the pancakes. So I saved a few calories on the pancakes but added a few on the peanut butter syrup. It was well worth it.
Simple, easy and delicious. I add 1 tsp of vanilla, a pinch of cinnamon and sliced almonds and Oh God, even better! My housband likes to top it with whipe cream, ice cream and pieces of banana and strawberry. We also like with jam or baked apple slices
What wonderful pancakes!! I made a plain batch and then a batch with toasted pecans added to the batter. Both excellent! The only reason I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5 is that I adjusted the recipe. I read the "mushy" complaints and decided to only use one banana. They were perfect and had plenty of banana flavor. Everything else in the recipe stayed the same. I will say that it was a large banana so maybe that makes a difference. However, I try to reserve 5 stars for outstanding recipes that DON'T need tweaking.
The flavor of these were okay, but the texture just did not do it for me. They were very, very, overly moist. On the verge of being mushy feeling, though I made sure to cook them a very long time. Perhaps the poster uses smaller bananas than I did. It would help if the measurement was in cups instead of amount of bananas, since banana size varies so much. I won't make this recipe again.
these were really good i keep overripe bananas in the freezer until i have time to use them i only had one -pureed it - added some vanilla - cooked it on low to med the texture was good - we really enjoyed these
These turned out delicious! Because some of the other reviews said the pancakes were a little flat, I did the following to 'fluff' them up and they were beautiful: to 1 tbsp. of lemon juice add enough milk to make 1 cup and let it stand for at least 5 minutes before adding it to the mix (basically, a substitute for buttermilk). I also added 1 tsp of vanilla and 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, and 1 extra tbsp. of white sugar. I finely chopped the bananas instead of mashing them, as I find this helps make them not as heavy and I like the way there are little banana chunks in the pancakes. To reduce the fat, I used only 1 tbsp. of oil instead of two. In some of them I added peanutbutter/chocolate swirl chips and those were delicious, but very dessert like! Enjoy! (Oh, I would say this serves more like 4... it made 10, 3-4 inch pancakes)
I halfed the recipe because I only had one banana! I liked the banana taste, but found the pancake to be too mushy inside like other reviewers. The concept is good, but I will keep looking for a better recipe.
I included a teaspoon vanilla, one chopped apple, a handful of chocolate chips, and a sprinkling of cinnamon - turned out wonderful! This is the second time I've made these like this, and I've noticed that making a "whoop" noise while adding the vanilla makes these banana pancakes more delicious.
Wow! Great recipe! I actually have been making this for a while now, but haven't rated it. I have two toddlers who LOVE the banana flavor in these pancakes! I've added a few things - about 2 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 cup wheat germ and 1/4 cup rolled oats. I love the nutritional value of wheat germ and when you add it to these pancakes, you can't even really tell it's in there! I make these as often as I have time in the morning or for a brunch on the weekend.
So far so good. I've actually modified the recipe quite a bit, as far as proportions and some on the ingredients. Used self rising flour, subbed in two tsp extra flour the missing baking powder. Only only 1/2 c 1 % milk instead of the whole cup. Otherwise, followed recipe directions as-is (produced a thick batter; could almost stand a spoon up in it); let sit for about 10 minutes until air bubbles rose to the top. With mods, this recipe produced fantastically fluffy pancakes with a great banana flavor. Can't be beat.
these were very good. My whole family devored them!
Excellent. Perfect texture and delicious!!!
Scrumptious! I LOVE bananas and you really get the banana flavor in these! Added some cinnamon, didn't bother with the sugar and oil, bananas are sweet enough on their own. SO GOOD, will make again and again. Edit: I tried these with 1/4 cup cocoa subbed in for some of the flour = banana chocolate yumminess!! I have made these several times now and find they are fluffier and less 'wet' on the inside if you cook them real slow and add about 1/2 tsp baking soda!
Not bad, but not particularly outstanding either. The kids (young adults) thought they could have been a little sweeter. I'll try again with modifications. Thank you Addean.
Just finished a batch - yum! I made exactly as directed, except added 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract and spme flaxseed. I followed the advice of another reviewer and mashed the banana in a baggie. I was able to get it really liquified, so the pancakes had an even banana flavor, and not big clumps of banana.
Make these!!! They are as easy as any pancake you will find and they taste great. They are amazing with peanut butter on top, or with cinnamon sugar & maple syrup. They even taste a lot like banana french toast except they're 1 million times easier to make (well, if you like making pancakes). Seriously there is nothing wrong with these.
Delicious. I used 2 Tablespoons of apple sauce instead of oil, added 1/4 tsp of vanilla, as suggested by other users, and used a mix of 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup white flour. YUM! Also, be sure to cook it on a lower heat to make sure it cooks all the way through without burning the top and bottom.
My only criticism of this recipe is the same one I have for many of the pancake recipes on this site - the serving size! Maybe my two toddlers and I are just big eaters, but we can handle the "6" servings all by ourselves! You can substitute or add as suggested by other reviews, but this recipe is successful as-is. I cook the pancakes on medium low, until they are well browned and start to steam.
I don't know if I've already reviewed this recipe, but I just had to say, these pancakes are awesome! Usually when I get a new recipe, I have to modify it to my family's taste, but this one I followed to a T and the pancakes came out so moist and sweeet we didn't even need syrup. The only problem I had was that I had to use fresh bananas (because bananas disappear FAST in this house), but if you microwave your bananas for about 35-40 seconds before you mash them, that makes the bananas easier to work with.
After hearing the Jack Johnson song, how could I not try this recipe? And I'm so glad I did. Definitely my favorite breakfast. I like mine a little mushy in the middle, and I don't smush the bananas in all the way so there are chunks. I would use riper bananas in the future and don't expect something like banana bread! If that's the taste you desire, maybe add a little cinnamon.
WE made these a little different.But there were not any left.(people still wanted more too!)WE love these pancakes!
Dee-licious recipe! Everyone in my family, from 3 to 70, loves it. It was requested again this morning. I've tweaked it a bit to make it a little healthier, easier, and tastier: 1. Use 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (healthier) 2. Use 2 tablespoons of apple sauce instead of vegetable oil (healthier/tastier) 3. Mash bananas in a ziplock baggie, snip one corner, and squeeze into bowl like frosting (easier) 4. Add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract. (tastier) 5. Add a tablespoon of flaxseed meal (rich in fiber, lignans and omega-3 fats)
Ol' Butter Fingers here dropped a bunch of bananas, which then turned black in a hurry so banana pancakes for breakfast it was! These were great! Next time I would double the salt to a 1/2 tsp to better enhance the banana flavour. Also, medium high heat is a disasterous setting for my pancakes. I always do medium low and have great results. One last thing, because these pancakes have banana in them, cooking them thoroughly means that they will be darker than the usual 'golden pancake'. Think of it as the difference in colour between a regular loaf of bread and banana bread :) Oh, and you can't lose if you throw a few blueberries or for special occasions chocolate chips into these bad boys. The best technique for add-ins to any kind of pancake is to pour the batter into the heated griddle first, then plunk in your blueberries or chocolate chips or whatever on the raw side while the other side cooks. This method is also great if you want to use the add-in to make a design like a smiley face or initial in the pancake :)
Very tasty. The banana flavor was perfect, just the right amount. I added some chocolate chips to a few. I really enjoyed that! My only complaint, they weren't fluffy enough for me. I'm sure some people like flatter pancakes; I just prefer mine fluffy. I would definitely make these again, however!
Best pancakes I have ever had. Seriously. Husband likes to add sliced fresh strawberries and bananas but it's certainly good without any adjustments.
Mmmmm, yummy! My first attempt at making pancakes and they turned out wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.
Hmmm. Not sure how to rate this recipe - if I could, I'd probably give it around 3.5 stars, but I'll give it a 4 on the side of caution. The taste was pretty good.. most certainly banana-y, but the texture wasn't great. They also burned very very quickly, and the outside was done well before the insides even with the heat on low. The only thing I changed was omitting the sugar, but I don't believe that would change things that much.... bananas - especially over ripe ones - are sugary enough. I'll give them a try again sometime, but this really wasn't the best pancake recipe I've ever made.
GREAT! I am a boxing coach and I made these for my athletes after one of their morning runs and they loved them. Making them with the wheat flour worked great! Next time I might try adding some almonds...
My toddler son loves bananas, but wouldn't eat these pancakes. My husband, too, really like bananasa and disliked them so much that he only ate a few bites and discarded the remainder. They taste like banana, but there's something about them that just doesn't taste right. We were very disappointed and do not recommend this recipe.
very good, I folded in blueberries at the end.
I couldn't serve these. The insides wouldn't cook no matter what temperature is set the stove on... even in the microwave afterwards, they didn't set up.
everyone loves them! thanks
These pancakes are the best and they are very easy to make. I would suggest mashing the banana's very well in order not to have big hunks of banana in the pancakes.
This recipe offers a great alternative to ordinary pancakes for breakfast. They are a great way to use overripe bananas. One addition I made is to add chocolate chips to part of the batter and it was delicious.
This is my favorite pancake recipe thus far. Thin, yet fluffy and just enough banana for a great flavor. I added candied walnuts to the top for a great crunch.
Amazing pancakes! I just happened to have two bananas that were on their last legs and thought they might taste good as pancakes or something - and voila! A banana pancake recipe! These were great! You gotta try them!
Absolutely delicious. I took other reviewer's advice and added the vanilla. I also sprinkled chopped pecans on the pancakes as they were cooking. Fluffy, with a very banana flavor, which we loved! GREAT RECIPE! By the way, my very picky 1 year old loved them :)
These are easy to make and delicious! My husband and I added walnuts and cinnamon to the dry ingredients and vanilla to the wet ingredients and it took the recipe over the top!!! We have made them the last few times that we had left over bananas. Thank you to the advice of mashing the bananas in a bag from a reviewer- that speeds things up a lot!
Kids loved them...Even the ones that hate bananas
My pancakes came out great! I read some other reviews and followed some of their suggestions: I added a pinch of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and I used 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour + 1/2 cup of white flour. To make it a little bit healthier, I used 1% milk and couldn't taste any difference. Also, I added a small handful of some semisweet chocolate chunks to the batter. :) Next time, I will probably only use 1 or 1 1/2 bananas. The pancakes were a bit mushy, which I thought I wouldn't mind...but I think adding 1 less banana may make the texture a bit more pancake-like. Hope this was helpful!
This recipe is NOT one I would make again. I assumed my toddler was just having a picky morning when he refused a second bite, because he loves pancakes and loves banana. Then I tried a bite, and yuck. A very thick batter makes cakes that came out golden and disgustingly gooey, or burnt and just barely cooked through - neither choice is particularly pleasing. After cooking up about 3/4 of the batter trying to manipulate the heat and cooking time to rescue breakfast, I gave up and we had cereal.
I thought these were good. I should've used 2 bananas instead of the one the reviews said, one banana just doesn't give it enough banana flavor. I like the pb with syrup idea, but one of my kids didn't like them with pb and my youngest didn't like the pancakes at all, but she's the picky one. I did what the reviews said and I added 1tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tap nutmeg to the dry ingredients, and 1 tap vanilla to the wet ingredients. I also added 1/4c chopped pecans to give them a crunch. Yummy when you slice more bananas on top, but I can't get enough bananas!
very good love it serve with peanut butter sauce like other reviewer suggested and add some chocolate sauce and strawberry. i even add a bit of chunky peanut butter inside the batter . great! my bro added some crushed Oreo inside drizzle with chocolate and dust with icing sugar.
This is a delicious recipe! Although, I did add a few extras....1 tsp of nutmeg, 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp of vanilla. These compliment the banana flavor well.
Great taste, very fruity, just not as fluffy as I would have liked. Maybe I'll try again with a bit more baking powder. **** Tried these again this morning with a new can of baking powder- Fantastic! Also make sure you do not over mix the batter, there should still be a few lumps. I served these with the Strawberry Syrup on this site and everybody raved over them!
Awesome flavor! I used 3 really (really) ripe bananas, and they turned out great. I used butter 'cause I didn't have any oil. Of course, butter makes everything better, right? Great recipe.
Great for brunch with regular syrup. Next time I will try Cinnamon and Sugar or a Strawberry Syrup.
These pancakes always come out fluffy and light. My boyfriend and I like to add a little vanilla extract and chocolate chips. I also only use one banana instead of two and thin it out with a little extra milk. Buttermilk is also really good if you have that on hand. I've used this recipe a dozen times and the pancakes always come out perfect.
Have made these a few times now. I like to add a little vanilla and a dash of nutmeg. These are great when you spread on some peanut butter and top with syrup. My toddler loves when I top with peanut butter and mini marshmallows!!
Great stuff! Followed the advice of others and added cinnamon and vanilla extract.
Made these for breakfast the other day and these were very good! After reading the reviews I did use only 1 banana and I also added 1/2tsp of vanilla. They came out perfect! If you like banana pancakes, this works great!
kids fav! I used 2 tbsp ground flax seed in the dry mixture in place of the egg. it binds well and pancakes still came out fluffy and delicious!
This was a great recipe. I added 1tsp of vanilla and also doubled the amount of sugar. I used one large ripe banana and found that it provided enough of the banana flavor for my liking. As an extra treat I peeled and sliced up some apple and fried over medium heat with 1tbsp of butter 1tsp of cinnamon and 1/4c of brown sugar. It made a wonderful topping as the juices from the apple and the sugar made a sweet syrup.
OUTSANDING! I added crushed walnuts, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, used one mashed banana and what a SUPERB breakfast! Topped with warm maple syrup. Delightful!
Before today I always thought to make good pancakes, I'd have to have bisquick in the house. But this morning I tried this recipe, using a few suggestions from other reviewers, and WOW! THEY WERE AMAZING!!. This is definately "A KEEPER"! Here's what I did differently from the recipe. 1. I use 'Extra Lg.' eggs, used 2 instead of 1. 2. I added the 1 t. of pure vanilla extract. 3. I used 2 T. of baking powder (mine was 'old' and I was concerned it wouldn't give enough lift). 4. Instead of sugar I used 1 T. baking Splenda and 2 T. brown sugar. 5. I added flour, 1/8 c. at a time until the batter was the correct consistancy for how we like our pancakes. This is a terrific recipe, Thanks, Andrea!
I think these are the pancakes Jack Johnson refers to in one of his songs. They are easy to make AND delicious. I made them exactly as the recipe called for this time but I might try to do 1/2 cup whole wheat and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour next time just to make them a little healthier.
I liked them a lot! They made a lot more than 12, but that is because we made them small. I used 1 1/2 banana because that is all I had, and it was fine. The only thing is that these are a little bland... next time I will add vanilla, as suggested. I will make this again for sure, with a few modifications of course!
I actually made this with a pancake mix, 2 very ripe bananas, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Excellent! Cooked it on med heat, and it came out perfect. I froze the rest for reheating the next day. I greased the skillet with a spray oil, and it came out perfect. Loved it! Thanks for sharing.
These were pretty good! Not as fluffy as I would have liked but definitely very moist. I added a bit of vanilla for extra flavour, but that's the only change I made. Sure did the trick to satisfy my late night sweet tooth ;)
Kids loved them, me not so much. Kind of heavy. Had to be careful to make sure they were cooked the whole way through too.
Great recipe! Would like to experiment with it more though!
Delicious! I used whole wheat flour instead, and added some vanilla but otherwise made as-written. Will definitely make again.
My youngest loves anything that contains a banana and these were no exception. Normally on a school day my version of a hot breakfast consists of a Pop Tart thrown in the microwave. Needless to say, she was a happy little camper this morning! We're both happy that you submitted this recipe Andrea and I'm sure you're a wonderful cook. Some people are just plain rude. Anyone who "claims" to be an experienced cook also knows where to add or cut to back on certain ingredients. Happy cooking!
Really wasn't that impressed. They were edible, but very heavy and almost had a thick crepe like taste. No way they could be cooked on med/high, I did the first two that way and it was a failure. I make alot of pancakes and always cook on med-med/low.
I made this exactly as directed and it was wonderful!
These are a fast favorite with me and my fam now. I never add the sugar as I feel it's unnecessary since the bananas add enough sweetness. I've also tried variations with adding chopped walnuts or raisins, or replacing half the milk with coconut milk for a different flavor. Even without adjustments though the basic recipe is super, and very kid friendly.
Tried this using Almond Dream milk and my home-made gluten free flour mix - excellent results! I'll be using this as my "go-to" pancake recipe.
This is the first time I have ever tried Banana Pancakes...Boy have I been missing out! These are the ONLY pancakes I will ever make from now on. Thanks for an AMAZING recipe!
My 11 year old son made us these for breakfast. Very easy recipe for him to follow and were really good.
I found this recipe early this month and have already made it twice. It was the first time I tried my hand at pancakes and turned out really well. Following other reviewers, I added half whole wheat flour the second time I made it(maybe next time I try with only whole wheat). Also blend the liquid ingredients and bananas to a puree. I skipped the oil and would just add a little butter. Greeat recipe. Thanks for Sharing
Delicious and easy. I had the heat turned up to high so they were starting to burn on the outside before the inside was done but that is my own fault. I cant wait to make them again!
This was delicious and quite popular with guests, even my banana-phobic daughter. I used half whole wheat flour and low-fat sour cream thinned with milk as the liquid (I was trying to use it before it expired). I added vanilla, cinnamon and some toasted, chopped pecans too. Since the whole wheat is heavier, I sifted the dry ingredients and found the pancakes were not mushy. Be sure to use a lower heat because they do brown quickly with the sugars in the banana. I served it with warm maple syrup and blueberries.
My kids loved the sweetness of these pancakes. They ate them up in a flash.
Delicious! I took the suggestion of a couple other reviewers and only used one banana. I also added 1/4 C. chopped pecans and these were excellent.
I really don't like giving recipes a bad review, but this one was just not quite right. Maybe too much baking soda? And the texture was mushy. I ate them, but my kids wouldn't touch them. Followed recipe to the letter. Maybe banana pancakes are supposed to be like this though? I have never had them before so perhaps its not the recipe?
These pancakes taste alot like banana bread but are a little doughy in the middle so next time I will leave out some milk.
I followed the directions listed with the addition of vanilla, cinnamon, & nutmeg. When I ladled the pancakes onto the griddle, I dropped a small handful of chocolate chips on top. They turned out to be perfect pancakes which we enjoyed. I froze the leftovers for breakfast next week.
These are great. I mixed the banana mixture in the blender to make it easier. Great with or without syrup. Thanks for the recipe.
Easy, quick and tasty. Creamier texture than regular pancakes. Extra good with bananas on top!
Only had one banana on hand but the recipe still tasted delicious. Would love to make these again. I might even try some caramel drizzle and whip cream next time too. :)
Yummy! My husband and daughter fixed these for breakfast today and they were awesome! Tasted just like banana bread just turned into a pancake. After some other suggestions in a few of the reviews, they made some slight changes ~ added about 2 tbsp. more flour, added some vanilla and cinnamon. Perfect! Thanks for the great recipe!
The pancakes were very tasty and I will fix them again. However, the serving size is smaller than the standard pancake size.
These were so yummy Andrea. I added a tsp of vanilla extract, 1 tsp of cinnamon and upped the sugar to 1/2 a cup. The batter is very runny and it produces a very flat and dense pancake BUT... they taste great! If your looking for a light and fluffy pancake recipe, try "Good Old Fashioned Pancakes"...they are terrific as well. My daughter (22 months) absolutely loves bananas, so I was thrilled when I came across this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
The flavour was good but the texture of the pancakes was mushy. Maybe it had too much banana in it... I think I will stick with blueberry pancakes.
I make batches of these and freeze them for our daughter. In the morning we put one in the toaster and they are PERFECT! Definitely a keeper. I use 3/4 cup milk, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and leave out the oil completely. Instead of bananas I use 2 jars of fruit babyfood (ususally one applesauce + one of anither flavor) so sometimes we have banana, blueberry, apple... the possibilities are endless. Love it!! Thanks!
I've used various banana pancakes recipes and this one is one of my favorites. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 only because my mom didn't have the same opinion of them. The next time I make them, I am going to add 1/2 tsp vanilla as others did to see what difference it makes and if I like it. Looking forward to making them!
I love these!! But I have found out that if your girlfriend does not like bananas, don't try and surprise her with these...
These were really good, I did add about a 1/2 cup more flour because the batter was a little runny,and a little bit of vanilla, they turned out great really moist. I agree with the other reviewer who said that if you were a experienced cook at all you know how to judge how the recipe will turn out and add and take away whatever you want, to make it suit your taste ( something along those lines) So don't sweat it! My boys all really loved them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some syrup. They were great the next day to snack on cold to. Next time I make them I might add some chocolate chips, and make my kids day! Thank you for the great recipe.
Excellent! Light and fluffy, and I LOVE the banana flavor in them! I followed the recipe exactly, but I think the next time I might try a tiny splash of vanilla...or maybe mini choc chips!
I've made these a few times and always hope to get the hang of them, but each time they are under done. They taste great and smell wonderful. My only guess is to add more flour because the batter seems too runny. They always turn out thin and rubbery for me without altering the recipe. I hope to figgure this out!! Barb in BC Canada
Okay well I started out giving this recipe 4 stars, but I've made it twice since then (my daughter loves them!) and it just seems to get better each time. The last time I used applesauce instead of oil and I will do this every time, it made the pancakes even sweeter. Yum!
These were so great! I used 1 c vanilla soy milk in place of the regular milk and 2.5 mashed bananas. They were yummy and a hit with my little kids!
These are the best pancakes I've ever made, and I make pancakes several times a week. My 4 year-old daughter loved them...without syrup!! They were delicious. I followed the recipe exactly.