Banana Bread Pancakes

I love having extra bananas around the house because inevitable it means they will be made into something yummy.  In this instance, I turned them into Banana Bread Pancakes.  I have been looking for a good banana pancake recipe for years and, as usual, have never found what I was hoping for.  I decided to modify my go-to pancake base recipe, mix a few things up, go heavy on the bananas and see what happens.  The result are a healthy banana pancake that tastes just like banana bread.   They are delicious plain (that’s how Adam likes them) but for myself, I whipped up a little cream cheese drizzle from my Carrot Cake Pancakes.  No matter how you top them, these Banana Bread Pancakes are simply delicious.  Adam also gives his official toddler seal of approval, which is always a win in my book!


Banana Bread Pancakes
Yields: 4 servings
  • 1½ cups whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 to 4 overripe bananas, mashed (approx 1½ cups)
  • Cooking spray
  1. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, oil and mashed bananas until well-blended.
  3. Add flour mixture to banana mixture, stirring gently until just moistened (batter may be lumpy). Let batter sit for about 10 minutes.
  4. Preheat nonstick skillet to medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
  5. Spoon batter onto skillet by the 2 tablespoonfuls to ¼ cupful, depending on desired size (Note: If batter is a little thick, use the back of your spoon to spread/shape the pancakes). Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until bubbles form and the edges look set. Flip pancakes and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden.



for new recipes
and blog updates!


  1. You have the best pancake recipes! Your child must love all the different versions you’ve been making lately!

  2. looks delicious!!

  3. Mmm these look great! I love having extra bananas around for just that sort of reason, too!

  4. These look great. I love banana pancakes but most places just give you regular pancakes with bananas on top. This recipe actually puts the bananas in the banana pancakes!

  5. What a wonderful breakfast. Having this would make my whole day great!

  6. It’s always nice to have variations on the traditional pancake. Your banana pancakes are gorgeous! That cream cheese drizzle really completes the presentation. I also love the sound of carrot cake pancakes. Will definitely have to check that recipe out as well.

  7. I wish I had bananas that needed to be used! These would make a great weekend breakfast!

  8. I love bananas and I love pancakes. Putting them together into one recipe is genius 🙂

  9. This pancakes looks delicious!