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Fluffy Banana Pancakes are light, delicious, and very easy to make. When you cook these pancakes from scratch, you will find that the insides are soft, and the exterior is perfectly crispy. Make this banana pancake recipe for an easy breakfast or make a big production and serve it for a fancy brunch. Everyone will love it! 

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Banana Pancakes

Fluffy banana pancakes packed with mashed banana and topped with toasted pecans and sliced bananas. Pancakes are one of those breakfast foods that I am constantly craving but only make when we have company. Otherwise, it could get ugly! 😉 Luckily for me, my parents are visiting us from Columbus, Ohio, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to indulge in my pancake cravings.

Lately, my pregnancy cravings for pancakes have been a little out of control (along with cravings for everything under the sun!)! So when I found out my parents were coming to visit, I pulled out this recipe for banana pancakes that I had been holding onto forever, it seems. These pancakes turned out super delicious and were the perfect way to start our day!

Having several easy pancake recipes is a must. W eat them all the time, and even the kids will devour them in seconds. Adding in fruit and nuts will give us all some valuable nutrients too. So it’s not just an incredibly sweet treat.

Toppings For Banana Pancakes 

Toppings are pretty much endless! You can add just about anything you like on top. Here are some of my go-to toppings.

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Peanut Butter
  • Strawberries
  • Whipped Cream
  • Syrup

How to Know When to Flip Pancakes 

While the pancakes are cooking, you will see little bubbles form all over the batter. Once those bubbles pop, then it’s time to flip them over. If you flip them too soon, they will be undercooked on the one side and won’t be that gorgeous golden brown color. Be sure to use a wide spatula to ensure that you can easily flip the pancake. 

Tips For Storing Leftover Pancakes 

Leftover pancakes from scratch can easily be saved for a later day. I recommend keeping them chilled in the fridge for up to 3 days. Of course, you need to keep them airtight. Then when you are ready to serve them, reheat in the microwave for 15-30 seconds or until they are hot all the way through. Add your toppings and enjoy! 

Do Bananas Need To Be Ripe For Making Pancakes 

Yes, if you use bananas that aren’t very ripe, these easy banana pancakes aren’t going to taste too great. Bananas get much sweeter as they ripen up. If you need to ripen the bananas quickly, go ahead and put them in the microwave for a minute or so, and that will soften them up. They won’t become sweeter, though. 

Can You Freeze Leftover Banana Pancakes 

Yes, freezing banana pancakes are a wonderful way to plan your meals ahead of time. Go ahead and make and cook the pancakes. Let them cool off completely. Then you will need to flash freeze them on a baking sheet. Once they are frozen, go ahead and put them in a freezer bag or plastic container. They will last for several months in the freezer. When you are ready to heat them, you don’t even have to thaw them. Simply heat them up for 1 minute or so and enjoy!


With just a few ingredients, you can quickly make these pancakes from scratch. I love this because you can say goodbye to all the boxed stuff. Making your own easy banana pancakes is so worth it. It only takes a few minutes, and they are the best ever. 

  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated white sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Large egg, beaten
  • Milk
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil
  • Mashed ripe bananas
  • Chopped toasted pecans
  • Sliced banana

How to Make Banana Pancakes 

Okay, now it’s time to get busy in the kitchen and get these banana pancakes made for you. I’m so excited for you to sink your teeth into these pancakes. Let’s take a look at the directions. 

First Step: Mix together the cinnamon, salt, baking powder, sugar, and all purpose flour in a medium bowl. Use a whisk to combine. 

Second Step: Using a small bowl, combine two tablespoons of vegetable oil, banana, egg, milk, and vanilla together. Set them aside for later. 

Third Step: Grab the bowl of the flour mixture and make a well in the center. Gently pour in the egg mixture and whisk it until it is just barely combined. There will be a few lumps, and that is more than fine. It’s vital not to overmix. 

Fourth Step: Next, you’ll need to heat up your nonstick skillet using medium heat. Let it warm for 3-5 minutes until it’s hot. Then add in one teaspoon of vegetable oil and brush it, so it covers the entire bottom of the skillet. Add in 1/4 cup of the batter to form a pancake. Make three pancakes and cook them. Once the bubbles appear and start to pop, go ahead and flip them. Repeat the process until all of the pancakes have been made. You may need to add more oil, so the pancakes don’t stick. Add toasted pecans,  sliced bananas, and serve. 

There is a good reason why we all love pancakes so much…they are incredible! Here are some of our favorite pancake recipes that you are sure to enjoy. 

  • Delicious Homemade Pumpkin Pancakes – They are decadent and great for fall. Celebrate the holidays with them or enjoy them during a busy weekday. 
  • Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes – Eating blueberry pancakes has been one of my favorite things to do since I was a kid. Try them and see how good they are. 
  • Orange Ricotta Pancakes – These pancakes are so creamy and have luscious zesty goodness in each taste. Dig in!
  • Nutella Stuffed Pancakes – Am I the only one who is obsessed with Nutella? When you try these pancakes, you will see why I enjoy them so much. 

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Banana Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 pancakes
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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 banana, sliced

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  • In medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and banana; set aside.
  • Make a well in center of the dry ingredients; pour in milk mixture and whisk very gently until just combined (a few lumps should remain). Do not over mix.
  • Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes; add 1 teaspoon oil and brush to coat skillet bottom evenly. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto 3 spots on skillet. Cook pancakes until large bubbles begin to appear, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Using thin, wide spatula, flip pancakes and cook until golden brown on second side, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes longer. Serve immediately, and repeat with remaining batter, using remaining vegetable oil only if necessary. Top with toasted pecans and sliced bananas.
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Source: adapted from Allrecipes

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