Banana Pancakes

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Easy Banana Pancakes – make a big stack because these pancakes go quickly! And if you happen to have leftovers, put them in the freezer! They freeze beautifully! 

Stack of Banana Pancakes

Got Brown Bananas? Make Banana Pancakes!

Last week, I asked on Instagram what I should make with a bunch of brown bananas I had lying around. You guys gave me tons of great ideas! Thank you! There were so many good ideas, I couldn’t decide what to make. I have a hard time making decisions, so I asked Caleb for some help. First, he asked for Banana Muffins, but then he changed his mind to Banana Pancakes. I am so glad Caleb chose Banana Pancakes because they were a great weekend breakfast treat! We enjoyed a stack with butter, fresh banana slices, and maple syrup! Yum!

Banana Pancakes on Plate with Sliced Bananas

Josh and I are Jack Johnson fans and started singing his famous “Banana Pancakes” song. Caleb started laughing at us and wanted to hear the song. So, we turned on some music and danced while we made our banana pancakes. Caleb loved it! I think he has a new favorite song…and a new favorite pancake!

Breakfast Plate with Banana Pancakes

How to Make Banana Pancakes

These easy banana pancakes are quick to whip up! I like to use white whole wheat flour, but whole wheat or all-purpose flour works too! The pancakes are light, fluffy, and remind me of banana bread. The pancakes are made with buttermilk and mashed bananas, giving the pancakes great banana flavor. The pancakes will remind you of banana bread and that is a very good thing!

We also like to top the pancakes with banana slices and of course maple syrup. The banana pancakes are also good with peanut butter, spread peanut butter on top of the pancakes for a protein and you can’t go wrong with the banana and peanut butter combo!

If you have leftover pancakes, stick them in the freezer! They freeze beautifully and are a lifesaver for busy or lazy mornings! Just reheat them in the microwave or toaster! We always keep banana pancakes in the freezer for busy mornings. They are a breakfast lifesaver!

Banana Pancake Stack with Maple Syrup and Sliced Bananas

Kids Love Banana Pancakes

Banana pancakes were a hit at our breakfast table. Even Maxwell was excited about them. He kept kicking and squealing for a bite. He is still too little for pancakes, but I mashed up some banana for him and that kept him happy. Someday, he will get to taste the pancakes!

If you have a bunch of brown bananas lying around, make Banana Pancakes! They are pancake perfection and your bananas don’t go to waste!

If you like these easy Banana Pancakes, try:

Stacks of Banana Pancakes and Syrup for Breakfast

Banana Pancakes

Got brown bananas? Make a stack of Banana Pancakes! These easy pancakes are a favorite at our house!
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour can use whole wheat or all-purpose
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed (about 1 cup mashed banana)
  • Sliced bananas butter, and maple syrup, for serving, if desired


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine buttermilk, egg, melted butter, honey, vanilla, and mashed bananas.
  3. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. The batter will be lumpy.
  4. Heat a griddle or pan to medium low heat. Coat with cooking spray. Drop about a 1/4 cup of batter onto heated skillet. Cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip carefully with a spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Continue making pancakes until the batter is gone.
  5. Serve pancakes with sliced bananas, butter, and maple syrup, if desired.
  6. Note-these pancakes freeze well! Reheat in the toaster or microwave!
Nutrition Facts
Banana Pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 201mg8%
Potassium 372mg11%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 3.4mg4%
Calcium 132mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Banana pancakes always make me feel like I’m on vacation. When driving South once a year for our southern trek, we always hit up Bob Evans for their caramel banana pancakes and they make me feel so alive after driving 24 hours straight with 2 little kids in the backseat. I love how you can freeze these for that tired morning.

  2. I don’t have time to make hot breakfast during the week, but love to cook breakfast on the weekend. Banana pancakes are the perfect weekend meal. They fill the kitchen with amazing smells. ๐Ÿ™‚ It sounds like you had a lovely weekend with your family!

  3. Banana pancakes are so good! I love the sweetness and moisture that bananas add. I have great success using whole wheat pastry flour for pancakes. I have exactly two very ripe bananas… and now I have to decide whether to test another batch of muffins…or if I should go the pancake route…These look delicious!

  4. Hi Maria,
    The recipe sounds divine but I have to admit with 3 kids under 5, I’m too distracted to watch over the griddle. Is there any way to adapt the recipe to go in the waffle maker? Or is there no change needed? We make waffles and freeze them often! Thank you for your reply!

  5. Tried these tonight for an impromptu brinner night and they were a huge hit! The entire family loved them and I think we have our new go-to pancake recipe. LOVED the fluffy consistency! My pancakes never set up like this and they were perfect! You never steer us wrong- Thanks for sharing!

  6. I made these pancakes the other day. It was hard not to eat all of them while warm and swiped across the butter dish!. I managed to freeze some though. They are delicious.

  7. I made these pancakes this morning for breakfast and they were delicious. I didn’t have buttermilk, but I mixed one tablespoon of white vinegar and enough milk to make one cup. Then I let the milk stand for about five minutes. The pancakes turned out great and had a nice tang to them. I poured some warm syrup on them and completed the meal with a few turkey sausage links. I was thoroughly satisfied and my sister liked them too. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

  8. 5 stars
    Oh YUM! Made these this morning and we gobbled up most of them. Perfectly sweet and fluffy! We left our house and forgot to ziplock them but when we returned I was snackish and saw them and ate the rest of them. I make some silver dollar sized for the kids and they can spread peanut butter and dip in syrup. So good anyway you do it. This is now my go to banana pancake recipe. I bought more bananas when I was out just so I can make more soon. Delish!

  9. 5 stars
    The pancakes were very good and easy to make. ย I like my pancakes fluffy. ย I needed to put a teaspoon more of baking powder to get it the way I wanted. ย My daughter and son in law enjoyed the pancakes. ย Canโ€™t wait to make some for my hubby.

  10. 5 stars
    Hello, Iโ€™m a big fan of your recipes, the only problem I seem to have is when it comes down to measuring flour. Do you scoop or spoon and level? I made your zucchini pancakes and those came out perfect, these on the other hand, not so much. Thank you for your response in advance! And for the delicious recipes!!

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