From scratch Banana pancakes are an easy to make homemade pancake recipe that is loaded with bananas. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or breakfast for dinner. These fluffy homemade pancakes are the perfect breakfast and so easy to make!
Banana Pancakes Recipe
There are lots of different types of pancakes. Some favorites include pumpkin, blueberry pancakes, and cinnamon roll pancakes. We love pancakes in our house and the ability to change things up and have many different flavors ready to go in the freezer for quick and easy breakfasts.
Banana pancakes are a perfect breakfast choice for busy people. This banana pancakes recipe is easy to make, inexpensive, and healthy. You can prepare a batch of them in the morning, store them in the fridge, and cook them up whenever you want.
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Tips for Cooking and flipping Banana Pancakes
- Flip pancakes gently and look for bubbles to form before flipping them.
- Cook on low heat for fluffy, golden brown evenly cooked pancakes.
- Keep them small. Make smaller pancakes for easier flipping. They’ll cook faster and be less likely to fall apart.
- The consistency of the batter should be chunky. You do not want overly smooth pancake mix as it will not cook right in the pan.
- Use ripe bananas for the best flavor.
- Use a 1/3 cup measure to make evenly-sized pancakes.
- Make sure your baking powder is not expired or your pancakes will not rise as much.
- Flip the pancakes when you see tiny holes appearing on the surface.
- Grease your skillet with butter for each new batch of pancakes, or they will be too dry and burn.
How to Cook and Flip Homemade Pancakes
Heat a cast iron pan, nonstick frying pan, or griddle over medium heat. Repeat with dropping more batter into the pan, leaving at least an inch or two between pancakes.
Let the pancakes cook on the first side until the underside is fairly golden-brown (lift a corner and peek), and until the edges are starting to look set and bubble but the middle is still loose like barely set Jell-O.
Gently work a thin, flat spatula about halfway under the pancake, then lift until the unsupported half of the pancake is just barely lifted off the skillet.
Lay the pancake back down on the skillet on its other side. Some of the loose batter will probably spill onto the skillet as you do this; just be sure to lay the pancake on top of the spill.
How to Make Pancakes fluffy
To have the best fluffy pancake recipe ever the most important thing is using fresh ingredients. Old ingredients will give you flat pancakes. If you are making this banana pancakes recipe mix ahead of time then you want to be sure that you store it in an air tight container so everything stays fresh.
Do NOT over mix. You want those clumps in your pancakes, they are vital to making banana pancakes fluffy. If you over mix the batter you will end up with tough, unfluffy pancakes.
Don’t flip your pancakes to soon (or to late).When you see the bubbles starting to pop flip that pancake over! Over cooking pancakes will also make them tough and unfluffy.
Grease the pan well. It is also important that you grease your pan well. Pancakes will stick to a pan if it is not greased enough.
Banana pancakes variations and serving ideas
Pancakes can be topped with a variety of things, including berries, bananas, nuts, nut butter, whipped cream, and Greek yogurt.
Chocolate chips can also be added to the batter for a banana chocolate-flavored pancake.
Banana pancake toppings
Fruit sauce: Add strawberry sauce, strawberry puree, raspberry sauce, or blueberry sauce for a fancy breakfast.
Banana pancakes have great banana flavor and we love to serve them with these complimentary toppings including Fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or slices of banana.
Maple syrup, peanut butter, almond butter, sliced bananas, or your favorite fresh fruit would also make delicious toppings.
How Long Do Pancakes last?
You can keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 3 months.
Can you refrigerate Banana Pancakes?
Yes, you can refrigerate pancakes. They will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days after being made as long as they are stored in an airtight container.
How to Freeze Banana Pancakes
I like to make large batches of pancakes at a time to make breakfasts during the busy week even easier.
Freezing pancakes is so easy. Just cook your pancakes and allow them to cool. Once they are cooled stack into piles of serving size you normally make. We do 3 pancakes per pile. Wrap each pile with plastic wrap and then put all wrapped piles of pancakes into a gallon size freezer bag and place in the freezer.
How to Reheat Frozen Banana Pancakes
To reheat the homemade pancakes, remove a frozen pancake stack and heat in the microwave in the plastic wrap for 30-45 seconds depending on your microwave.
Banana Pancakes Ingredients
- 1 1/2 Cups flour
- 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 banana, mashed
How to Make Banana Pancakes
In a small bowl, with a fork mash the bananas.
Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together.
Combine the milk and eggs together.
Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients, gently stir until combined.
Stir in the melted butter, vanilla extract, and mashed banana.
Heat your frying pan or griddle to medium and pour the batter on a lightly oiled pan.
Flip when bubbles start to pop.
Flip when bubbles start to pop and then cook the second side of the pancake. Repeat until all of the batter is used up.
Easy Breakfast Recipes
- Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together.
- Combine the milk and eggs together.
- Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients, gently stir until combined.
- Stir in the melted butter, vanilla extract and mashed banana.
- Heat your frying pan or griddle to medium and pour the batter on a lightly oiled pan.
- Flip when bubbles start to pop and then cook the second side of the pancake. Repeat until all of the batter is used up.