Pancakes are among the most common and delightful breakfast items for people across the country. Although they may seem simple, some varieties are even more enjoyable than the plain version.
Finding a good blueberry, chocolate, or banana pancake recipe can elevate your morning meal to new heights!
In this article, we’ll specifically focus on a tasty, simple banana pancakes recipe that will surely become a crowd pleaser for everyone lucky enough to try them.
What Are Banana Pancakes?
Banana pancakes may look like normal pancakes from a distance, but when you look (and smell) closely, you’ll notice the addition of banana pieces cooked within.
Adding bananas to pancakes gives them a natural sweetness and unique flavor and aroma that takes the dish to a whole new level.
If you’re looking for a banana pancake recipe that is easy to follow and yields delicious results, you’ve come to the right place!
These pancakes will be ready in no time (under 30 minutes!) so that you can whip them up and get right back to your lazy weekend morning.
Alternatively, they’re a great idea if you’re looking to feed your family but tend not to have all the time in the world on the weekdays (we understand!).
Fluffy Banana Pancakes Recipe
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- ½ cup mashed ripe bananas
- More sliced bananas
- Chopped nuts
- Maple syrup
- Strawberry or raspberry jam
- Begin by mixing together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. This includes flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate bowl or cup, whisk together the egg, milk, and oil until they're well combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the cup or bowl of dry ingredients and mix everything until they're combined. Be careful not to overmix!
- Next, fold in the mashed bananas until they're evenly distributed throughout the batter.
- Heat a griddle or large frying pan over medium heat and coat it with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
- Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup (or whatever size you prefer), scoop the batter onto the griddle or frying pan.
- Cook the pancakes for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until they're golden brown and cooked through.
- Serve immediately with your desired toppings, and enjoy!
- There you have it - a delicious, easy banana pancakes recipe that will brighten up any morning. Be sure to try it out for yourself and enjoy!
Nutrition Information (Per Serving)
- 193 Calories
- 7 g Fat
- 29 g Carbs
- 5 g Protein
Tips for Making Easy Banana Pancakes
If you’re a pancake connoisseur, then you might have no problem whipping up these banana pancakes. But if you’re a novice or want additional support, here are some helpful tips and reminders.
Don’t Over Mix
We mentioned this directly in the instructions, but it’s so important that we’ll mention it again here. Don’t over-mix the batter. Mixing too much will result in tough or rubbery pancakes.
You’ll know if you’ve overmixed if the batter is very smooth. If there are a few lumps remaining in the batter, that’s ok! Make sure not to overmix, and you should be good to go.
When choosing bananas for this recipe, it’s best to use ripe bananas. Ripe bananas are generally sweeter, so you might not need to add as much sugar to the recipe.
They’re also softer, making it easier to mash and mix them into the batter. If you only have unripe bananas on hand, you can try to ripen them yourself by leaving the bananas in a brown paper bag.
Allow the Batter To Rest
Letting the batter rest for 5-10 minutes before cooking isn’t required but results in optimal pancakes. Pancakes you make with rested batter tend to be lighter and fluffier because the gluten development has had time to relax, and the batter has had time to naturally become smoother.
If you’re short on time, feel free to skip this step and get right to cooking. The pancakes will still taste delicious!
Butter or Spray The Pan
Adding butter, oil, or cooking spray to the pan before the batter is key to ensuring your pancakes don’t stick.
You don’t need to add too much grease, but don’t be too stingy with it. Essentially, you want to make sure the entire surface is lightly coated so your pancakes can slide right off when they’re done cooking.
If you don’t butter or spray the pan, your pancakes will likely stick and be difficult (or even impossible) to flip.
How Do I Store Banana Pancakes?
Storing them is easy if you have leftovers or want to make these pancakes ahead of time. Simply place the cooled pancakes in an airtight container or zip-top bag and store them in the fridge for up to five days.
When ready to eat, you can reheat the pancakes in the microwave or stovetop. Just be sure to warm them until they’re hot all the way through to avoid any foodborne illness.
Can I Freeze Banana Pancakes?
Yes! These pancakes freeze well. Just place the cooled pancakes in a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag and store them in the freezer for up to three months.
When you’re ready to eat them, you can thaw the pancakes overnight in the fridge or reheat them straight from frozen. If reheating from frozen, warm them until they’re hot all the way through to avoid any foodborne illness.
Final Word about Banana Pancakes
We hope you enjoyed this delicious banana pancakes recipe!
Whether you want to let the batter rest before cooking or not, these pancakes should only take about 15-30 minutes to make. That leaves plenty of time for the rest of your morning activities — or to simply take your time eating them!
If you have any tips or suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments below.
Great recipe! Fun to read all the reviews.
I just love this recipe. I tweaked it a little like I do for most recipes.
We loved this! Very easy and very good!