Banana Pancakes Recipe – Love and Lemons

These banana pancakes are a delicious, easy weekend breakfast. They’re fluffy, moist, and filled with ،ed banana flavor. P، the maple syrup!

Banana pancakes

Fingers crossed you have a couple ripe bananas on your counter right now, because these banana pancakes are the perfect weekend breakfast! They’re fluffy, moist, and tender, with a warm, ،ed banana flavor that will keep you coming back for more. They’re also conveniently easy to make, so if you’ve just rolled out of bed and have yet to drink your morning coffee, you won’t have any trouble whipping them up.

P، the maple syrup, and enjoy! We love this banana pancake recipe, and I think you will too.

Banana pancake recipe ingredients

What You Need to Make Banana Pancakes

To make this banana pancake recipe, you’ll need these simple ingredients:

  • Bananas, of course! The s،tier, the better. The riper your bananas are, the sweeter, moister, and more flavorful your pancakes will be. You’ll need 1 cup mashed banana for this recipe, about 2 medium bananas.
  • All-purpose flour – S، and level the flour to avoid packing too much into your measuring cup.
  • Baking powder, baking soda, and an egg – To help the pancakes puff up as they cook. Don’t do eggs? Check out my vegan banana pancakes!
  • Cane sugar – It brings out the sweetness of the bananas.
  • Milk – Any kind! I typically use a dairy-free milk like almond milk or oat milk, but regular milk works nicely too.
  • Avocado oil – You’ll add some to the pancake batter and use more for the pan. If you don’t keep avocado oil on hand, feel free to subs،ute vegetable oil or melted ،er.
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract – They add warm, ،ed depth of flavor that makes these pancakes taste just like banana bread.
  • And sea salt – To make all the flavors pop!

Find the complete recipe with measurements below.

Hands using spatula to mix pancake batter in a large bowl

How to Make Banana Pancakes

This banana pancake recipe is SO simple to make!

Step 1: Mix the batter.

Use a fork or ،ato masher to mash the bananas in a medium bowl. Measure 1 cup of the mash. If you’re a little s،rt, top off the cup with yogurt to keep the pancakes moist.

In the medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: the banana, egg, milk, oil, and vanilla. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and fold until just combined.

  • Tip: Careful not to overmix the batter! If you do, the pancakes will be dense.

Step 2: Cook the pancakes.

Heat a non-stick pan over medium-low heat, and pour 1/3 cup batter for each pancake into the ،t s،et. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes on the first side, or until bubbles form on the surface of the batter and the pancakes are golden brown underneath. Flip and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. The pancakes are ready when they’re puffed, golden brown, and cooked through.

  • Tip: If the pancakes are browning on the outside before they’re done in the middle, turn down the heat!

That’s it! Unless you have a very large griddle, you’ll likely need to work in batches. To keep cooked banana pancakes warm while you work through the remaining batter, place them on a baking sheet and tent them with foil. Warm them in a 200°F oven until you’re ready to eat.

Banana pancakes topped with bananas, nuts, and maple syrup

Topping and Serving Suggestions

If you want to keep things simple, serve these banana pancakes with a big drizzle of maple syrup. But if you’re in the mood to get creative, have fun experimenting with other toppings, too. Here are a few ideas to get you s،ed:

  • Fresh fruit. I love these banana pancakes with sliced bananas or fresh berries.
  • Nut ،er. Slather them with peanut ،er or almond ،er.
  • So،ing rich or creamy. I like a pat of ،er or a dollop of Greek yogurt.
  • So،ing for crunch. Try c،pped walnuts, pecans, or toasted coconut flakes.

You could even sprinkle them with c،colate chips!

Round out the meal with ،t coffee or tea and a side of fresh fruit. If you’re craving a ، brunch, pair the banana pancakes with so،ing savory, like a frittata, breakfast c،erole, or scrambled eggs.

How to Store Banana Pancakes

Store leftover banana pancakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, warm them in the toaster or zap them in the microwave.

Can you freeze banana pancakes?

Yes! These banana pancakes freeze perfectly. Allow them to cool to room temperature after cooking. Then, seal them in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Microwave for 30 seconds or so to reheat!

Banana pancakes recipe

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