Banana Pancakes

by Cate on April 17, 2008

banana-pancakes.jpgNo sooner did we walk in the house after school did Nicholas ask if I could make Banana Pancakes. He’s been on a pancake kick lately, and that’s not something I would say no to. Luckily we had just come home with a fresh bunch of bananas, so in the midst of making dinner, I made a batch of Banana Pancakes for him while he did his homework.

A smidge of butter on the top and a little bit of maple syrup, he barely waited for the pancake to cool off before he dug in. Coming up for air a few minutes later, he asked for a second one. In about fifteen minutes, he polished off two regular size pancakes, and then went on to eat a full dinner, followed by half a pound of fresh fruit. Methinks that we’re in the midst of a growth spurt.

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

Combine flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, milk, vegetable oil and bananas. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture; batter will be slightly lumpy. 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. Cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides; serve hot.

Cate’s Notes: I add about 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar to the batter. I also mix everything in one bowl.

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Sarah April 17, 2008 at 9:34 pm

Oooh! Homemade pancakes. These sound fantastic!


Ricki April 17, 2008 at 10:05 pm

Looks delicious–I love pancakes for dinner!


grace April 18, 2008 at 3:45 am

i’m unfamiliar with the pairing of the words “little bit” and “maple syrup.” :)
seriously though, i do tend to douse my pancakes in syrup. good stuff.


Nicole April 18, 2008 at 10:04 am

I’m going to try these since my son LOVES bananas and we always have a bunch in the house!



The Neighor (wife) April 18, 2008 at 10:29 am

I’ve heard stories that boys eat you out of house and home. I guess this is the beginning.

Have fun! lol


Patsy April 18, 2008 at 10:40 am

You are a REALLY nice mom! To make pancakes as an afterschool snack AND then to go on and make dinner… You are my idol!


Cate April 19, 2008 at 12:38 am

Sarah and Ricki – one of our favorite pancake recipes. We have it taped to one of the kitchen cupboad doors since we use it so often.

Patsy – not an everyday thing, believe me. But 10 minutes start to finish, it’s easy and makes him happy. :)

Grace – LOL

Nicole – hope you like them!

The Neighbor Wife – I’ll say! Just give him another 10 years. ;)


Lauren April 20, 2008 at 10:02 pm

Thank you for this recipe, I made it today for brunch and it was delicious! I also substituted half the flour for whole wheat, and added pecans. :)


Margaret April 21, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Yum. We like to throw some semi-sweet morsels in for chocolate chip banana pancakes.


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