The Best Banana Pancakes are made with simple, fresh, and real ingredients. Ripe bananas, cinnamon, and brown sugar never disappoint when combined together.
This recipe was inspired by Original Pancakes. No buttermilk required and only a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand!
Breakfast at my house usually consists of pancakes or Scrambled Eggs with Peppers and Onions. Whether you’re a sweet or savory morning person I will guarantee you that you’ll enjoy these banana pancakes.
They’re super light and fluffy with just the right amount of banana. These have become my favorite most indulgent breakfast and I always whip them up when friends and family visit.
I absolutely loved this recipe because banana flavor is one of my favorite flavors whether it’s milkshakes, cake, or pancakes. The pancakes get their banana flavor from actual mashed bananas, not banana extract.
How to Make Banana Pancakes
Hands down the best banana pancakes you’ll ever have and it’s super easy to make. Here’s all you have to do:
- Mash the ripe bananas in a large bowl.
- Add the egg, brown sugar, vanilla extract, unsalted melted butter, whole milk, and whisk until well combined.
- Stir in the dry ingredients which include flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
- Preheat a skillet to medium heat and add some butter.
- Pour about 1/4 cup of the pancake batter and smooth it out.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Serve with warm maple syrup, garnish with sliced bananas if desired and enjoy!
What other ingredients can I add to these banana pancakes?
Walnuts– If you’ve tried my Moist Banana Bread then you know how good bananas and walnuts are when mixed together. Banana walnut pancakes? Yes, please.
Chocolate Chips– They just go well with pancakes and if I have them on hand I’ll usually throw a handful of them into the batter.
Nutella– You can either add the Nutella to the pancake batter or you can spread the Nutella on the pancakes once they’re done cooking.
Peanut Butter– It’s no secret that banana and peanut butter just go together. You will never regret mixing the two, one is sweet and the other is rich and creamy. A perfect match.
Other Breakfast Favorites:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 4 tbsp unsalted melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- butter for frying
- Place the ripe bananas in a large bowl and mash them well.
- Add the egg, vanilla extract, unsalted melted butter, brown sugar, and whole milk.
- Stir in the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix until well combined.
- Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat and butter it generously.
- Pour about 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the skillet and smooth out the batter.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until done.
- Enjoy with fresh fruit and warm maple syrup.