Banana Pancakes

Pancakes are one of those items I rarely make. I don’t know if it’s because I am uber lazy on Sunday mornings or if it’s because Bob Evans, IHOP and two local diners are less than a mile away from my house. Although not a huge fan of IHOP, I have indulged in one of their “stuffed” creations on several occasions. I am a fan of Bob Evans, just stay away from their slimy blobs egg whites!

This morning I woke up super motivated: ready to do laundry, clean and, you guessed it, make pancakes! I do not have a go-to recipe for pancakes, so I found one on allrecipes and tweaked it just a bit.

These pancakes came out super delicious and were the perfect breakfast for a beautiful Sunday morning. Too bad for Brian, my motivation lapsed as soon as it was time to clean the kitchen!

Have a great day!

Banana Pancakes


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 shakes of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


1. Combine flour, white sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla and bananas.

2. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture; batter will be slightly lumpy.

3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/3 cup for each pancake. Cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides; serve hot.

- from allrecipes


52 Responses to “Banana Pancakes”

  1. Palidor — July 26, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    I love pancakes, especially with fruit like bananas and blueberries. The one time I made banana pancakes, I cooked the bananas in a caramel sauce. Made for a super sinful pancake!


  2. Parita — July 26, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Pancakes look lovely!


  3. suburban prep — July 26, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    I love banana pancakes. My 3 yr old nephew loves them too. I take him to Walker Brother's here in the Chicago area and before I can start eating mine he is finished.
    have your tried the puffed pancakes that William – Sonoma sells a special pan for. YUM


  4. Leslie — July 26, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    You have have have to try the "Joy of Cooking" buttermilk pancakes. They are the best, and I have tried a million recipes!
    I adore banana pancakes.1


  5. ~Mrs. Guru~ — July 26, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Sounds so good!


  6. Jennifer — July 26, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Im not so much a fan of Ihop either. But I do LOVE pancakes. Homemade. These banana ones look SO good!! Great pic!!!


  7. Sara — July 26, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Banana pancakes sound delicious! And they look beautiful.


  8. Maria — July 26, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I can't wait to make these, maybe next weekend!


  9. Kristen — July 26, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I happen to have 2 ripe bananas that I was trying to figure out what to do with. I think I just found it!


  10. Debinhawaii — July 26, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I love banana pancakes, (esp with coconut syrup too). These look delicious!


  11. Tracey — July 26, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Those look amazing! I'm usually too lazy to make pancakes on the weekends as well but occasionally I make an exception so I'll have to try these.


  12. ♥Deeba @Passionate About Baking♥ — July 27, 2009 at 2:33 am

    Sure look super delicious…great way to begin the day!WOW!!


  13. Lone Acorn — July 27, 2009 at 3:23 am

    I am also not much of a fan pf pancakes. Still its an easier option when you have less time for making breakfast. And when eaten hot with maple syrup or any other syrups and fruits, make a decent breakfast.
    I will surely try your recipe.


  14. Lisa Michelle — July 27, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Now that's a breakfast I could use right now! Gorgeous job, and your photos are awesome ! YUM! IHOP doesn't have a thing on you..:)


  15. pinkstripes — July 27, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I can't get enough of banana pancakes. YUM.


  16. Ingrid — July 27, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Your pancakes look great and so fluffy! I can never get mine fluffy! I have no idea what the heck I'm doing wrong. I've had to stick to the boxed stuff. What a pancake loser, right?! Luckily the kids aren't complaining.


  17. Linda — July 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    double yum! could this recipe translate into muffins?


  18. Donna-FFW — July 27, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Good Lord.. these sound highly delicious. I love all things banana and these are the perfect breakfast to me!


  19. amandalouden — July 27, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Yum, Yum, Yum! perfect place to put overly ripe bananas.


  20. CookiePie — July 28, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Oh yum – those look fantastic!!!


  21. GUGAW — July 29, 2009 at 6:36 am

    wow this looks delicious!


  22. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] — July 29, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Yum! Another way to use up ripe bananas :)


  23. Finsmom — July 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    These look like my kind of pancakes! Yum!
    Great blog!


  24. pictureperfectcooking — August 8, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    I found your blog today thanks to Dine & Dish and I am hooked! You have some really great sounding recipes that I can't wait to try. Since I couldnt' wait and I needed something to fix for supper, the banana pancakes were the ticket. They are great. The banana flavor really comes through and I didn't burn a single pancake. I usually burn the very first one, but not this time. My husband & I really enjoyed them. Thanks!


  25. Latinfoodie — September 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks for this banana pancakes recipe, it was phenomenal! My hubbie and I spent two weeks in Hawaii this summer and brunching on your pancakes today was a real treat. It totally transported us! We paired them with the Blueberry Bourbon jam from The Jam Stand and they were completely…addictive:)


  26. Ann — July 15, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Great recipe! I used 3/4 c whole wheat flour and let the batter rest for 10 minutes to give the baking powder time to start working. They turned out nice and fluffy, with great banana flavor. Thanks!!


    • Jamie — July 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      Thanks so much for reporting back, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the recipe. Have a great day!

  27. Felicia — September 16, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Googled banana pancakes looking for a recipe. Wanted to make Sunday breakfast. This seemed simple so I went for it. We enjoyed them. Next time I’ll try it with one table spoon of oil in the batter because they seemed slightly greasy. Thanks for the recipe! It’s an excellent use of ripe bananas.


  28. Felicia — October 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Ok, so invade this for the third time and they are delicious! I still use 1 tablespoon of oil, tho. Yum! Thank you. My husband is very happy.


    • Jamie — October 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe – thanks so much for leaving your feedback! Have a great day!

  29. Jamie — November 22, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    My boyfriend and I loved these! I always keep old
    Bananas in my freezer, so I thawed 3, and doubled
    the other ingrediants. I did use 1 cup all-purpose flour
    And 1 cup whole wheat. I only cooked on medium heat.
    Mine turned out moist and fluffy!


    • MBA — November 24, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for stopping by and providing your feedback – have a great day!

  30. Squeaky — January 27, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I just made a gluten free version using your recipe and oh, my oats they were good! Thanks for sharing your adaptation! Yum yum. Super filling too.

    If anyone cares, I used a gf all purpose flour and added a slight 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum, used coconut oil, and instead of milk, soy (only because we were out of milk, haha)



  31. Rachel — February 9, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Just made these pancakes with my 3 year old daughter and 7 year old niece- they loved them and they were super easy and delicious! Only complaint was I didn’t make enough, so will have to double next time :)


  32. Nicole — February 27, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Can someone please tell me how many pancakes this makes? I don’t understand why people don’t put the quantity of the recipe’s product, it seems like an obvious necessity.


  33. Kasie — March 17, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Good recipe! I omitted the 1 TBSP of sugar as it was sweet enough with the bananas and vanilla extract. I used white/wheat flour. Next time I am going to try flax seed instead of the egg and applesauce in place of the oil. My husband described them as “crepe like”; we both thought they were good banana pancakes and will make them again! Thanks for the recipe!


  34. Marty — March 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    We had these this morning. We love cinnamon so we added 1/2 tsp more otherwise followed recipe. Very filling and very good. Thank you.


  35. Anna — June 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    This is THE BEST banana pancake recipe ever! We always have bananas in house, and for a Sunday brunch, this is perfect. Nice and moist and fluffy. Thank you!


    • Jamie — August 11, 2013 at 8:50 pm


      You are very welcome! Thank you so much for stopping back and letting us know that you enjoyed the recipe. Have a wonderful day and thank you for following MBA!


  36. Sherry — July 20, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Just made these (yes, at 9pm) and they were very good. Moist, fluffy and not too sweet. Followed the recipe exactly and it yielded 10 pancakes.


    • Jamie — August 13, 2013 at 10:16 pm


      Pancakes are acceptable at any hour! Thank you for reporting back to let us know that you enjoyed the recipe and a wonderful day!


  37. — August 29, 2013 at 8:48 am

    I hadn’t thought to mash the banana INTO the pancake mix. I put slices in mine: I’m definitely going to try mashing them next time. Thanks for the awesome tip! x


  38. Abby — January 31, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Omg! My sister and I have tried so many banana pancake recipes, most of our own, and these were on point! We are definitely always going to be using this recipe. They come out so moist and they were amazing enough to eat withoutt the syrup. Thank youuu so much!


    • Jamie — January 31, 2014 at 1:28 pm


      I’m so happy that you loved the recipe! Thank you for stopping in to share your experience with the recipe. Have a great day and thank you so much for following MBA!


  39. Dominique — August 30, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I made these this morning and they were delicious. Next time I think I’ll add some chocolate chips to give them a little something extra.


    • Jamie — August 31, 2014 at 10:24 am

      Chocolate chips would be a great addition! Thanks for stopping by.


  40. afhida — March 7, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    how many pancakes we can make with this recipe?


    • Jamie — March 9, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      It should make about 6 to 8 pancakes. I hope this helps.


  41. Shannon — December 6, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    These were excellent. They were similar to but I haven’t trusted them for a while. Love the addition of the cinnamon although my son and I used about 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, love the stuff. They were fluffy and cooked just right and your picture is a lot nicer than allrecipes ;-)
    These will be my son’s signature pancakes :D He’s 12 and really proud of them.


  42. Jamie — August 11, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Glad to hear you had success with the recipe. Thanks for stopping by.

    – Jamie



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