Thursday, September 20, 2012

Banana Pancake Recipe

Within the past year, I've discovered the wonderful world of banana pancakes. I grew up eating blueberry pancakes, but never tried banana pancakes until I was making pancakes one morning and I glanced at my overripe bananas sitting on the counter. So I thought, "Why not throw them in and see how things turn out?"

The result was super yummy! They taste like banana bread, but all wrapped up in a pancake instead of a bread. Over the past few months, I've been experimenting with my recipe. Some recipes call for lots of banana and less flour, but I've found this gives the pancakes a rather mushy, banana taste. I like using a traditional pancake recipe and then tossing in some bananas for extra flavor. The end result is more like banana-bread.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon ground flax seed (just to make things extra healthy)
1-2 overripe mashed bananas (depending on how much flavor you want)


In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center.

In a separate bowl mix together the milk, egg, oil and banana; mix until smooth. (Here's a hint for mashing bananas: put them in a Ziploc bag, then give them to your kids to mash. Super fun for little ones!)

Combine the liquid mixture with the dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed. Be aware that the bananas will leave little lumps.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.


And there you have it! A yummy banana pancake recipe. I recommend using maple syrup to top them off. 

So now my question for you: What's the weirdest pancake you've ever eaten?


  1. Not technically a pancake, and more fun than weird, Sonic used to make Pancake on a stick. A sausage link on a stick dipped in pancake batter and deep fried, corn dog style with a tiny cup of syrup for dipping. I loved those and deeply mourned their passing when Sonic quit making them. (Definitely not as healthy as these).

  2. Andrea, that DOES sound good, but you're right. It's probably not a pancake. Hmmmm..... now I wonder if you could make those at home?