Banana Bread Pancakes


I am starting to think that I buy bananas just so that they can get over ripe and I can make something delicious!  I needed a yummy breakfast and I love banana bread so I couldn’t wait to try this recipe!

I have seen banana bread pancakes over at  Chef in Training and also Six Sixters Stuff and I have been wanting to try it for a while now.   These pancakes tasted just like banana bread!  They were really thick and moist and had a delicious banana flavor.  I especially loved the vanilla maple glaze on top!   This was the perfect way to use my over ripe bananas and this breakfast was a huge hit!

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Banana Bread Pancakes
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Delicious pancakes that taste just like warm banana bread! Great for using over ripe bananas!
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour (You can use 2 cups of all purpose or whole wheat, I just divided it up)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • chopped pecans for garnish (optional)
  • Vanilla Maple Glaze:
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat a skillet to medium low heat. In a large mixing bowl whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg. Add the milk and vanilla and stir until incorporated. It will be thick.
  2. Add in mashed bananas and melted butter and mix together until the batter is smooth.
  3. Spray skillet with cooking spray and add ⅓ cup of batter to the center. It takes about 1-3 minutes for the bubbles to appear because the batter is thicker. Once the bubbles appear flip to the other side.
  4. Repeat with remaining batter. I was able to get about 8 pancakes.
  5. To make the vanilla maple glaze, whisk together the maple syrup, powdered sugar and vanilla. Serve over warm pancakes.

Recipe adapted from How Sweet Eats



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  1. Banana bread + pancakes, these look amazing! Two of my favorite things in one. And for breakfast, yum!! Pinned! 🙂

  2. These sound amazing! Breakfast tomorrow!

  3. Oh, if I only had some ripe bananas, I’d make these tomorrow morning! I pinned, and now I’ll wait impatiently for my bananas to ripen.

  4. I wonder if you could turn this batter into waffles as well?

  5. I am always looking for new ways to use up those ripe bananas, and these pancakes look like the perfect solution Alyssa!!

  6. I’m making these for my family right now. They smell amazing! The boys can’t wait to dig in.

  7. I made these today and liked them. I did notice that in the directions it mentions sugar but there is not measurement above for sugar. I added some anyways. Does anyone know or has anyone added an amount? The ones I made today are good but not very sweet..

  8. Yum! Made these today for my toddler and I . Only chance I made was adding chocolate chips,yummy!

  9. lee lee weatherly says:

    these look soooo good! gonna try this weekend!

  10. Eating these baby’s for breakfast right now!! YUMMY 😉 Didn’t change a thing!

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