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Banana Bread Pancake Recipe

It’s time to shake up the boring breakfast routine with this Banana Bread Pancake recipe! If you’ve ever wished for banana bread and pancakes in a single bite, you’re in luck because we are taking these two absolutely awesome foods and smashing them together. 

This is a simple and easy way to recreate breakfast with simple ingredients that most will already have in their kitchen. You don’t even need to make your own pancake batter because we are using store-bought pancake mix as a base and adding the flavors to take it over the top.

ripe bananas

Our star ingredient, ripe bananas, brings natural sweetness and a creamy texture to these pancakes, creating the essence of banana bread in every bite. Keep in mind the riper the bananas the better the pancakes will be.

Ripe Bananas

Pancake Mix

Simplify your pancake preparation with your favorite store-bought pancake mix. It provides the perfect base, ensuring a quick and easy batter while maintaining that classic pancake fluffiness.

Brown Sugar

Adding a touch of warmth and sweetness, the brown sugar complement the bananas and contribute to the rich, caramelized flavor we associate with banana bread.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon introduces a classic flavor and spice that is popular in both pancakes and banana bread.

Banana Bread pancakes

Servings 

4

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Calories

250

Cook Time

5 Minutes

Total Time 10 Minutes

*Please note that the nutritional information provided is an estimate only and may vary depending on the ingredients used. Calories listed are per serving.*

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 Cup Pancake Mix
  • 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 3/4 Cup Water (or enough to create a batter consistency of your liking)

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What Tools You Will Need

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Pan
  • Spatula
  • Measuring Cups

Directions

Step 01

Peel and mash 2-3 ripe bananas in a mixing bowl. This forms the flavorful base for our pancakes.

Step 02

Add cinnamon and brown sugar to the bananas and mix well. 

Step 03

Add the pancake mix to the banana mixture and stir. Slowly pour in the water while whisking until you get the consistency you prefer.

Step 04

Preheat your pan over medium-low heat. Add 1/4 cup of pancake mix to the pan. Cook until the top begins to bubble slightly. Flip and cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 05

Serve & Enjoy!

Notes

  • Ripe Bananas: The riper, the better! Overripe bananas not only bring sweetness but also a deeper banana flavor to the pancakes.

  • Pancake Mix Options: Experiment with different pancake mixes – whole wheat, gluten-free, or even flavored mixes – for a unique twist on the recipe.

  • Adjusting Sweetness: If you prefer a less sweet pancake, you can reduce the amount of brown sugar or skip it altogether. Let your taste buds guide you.

  • Flavor Variations: Feel free to add a pinch of nutmeg or a dash of nutmeg for an extra layer of warmth and complexity.

  • Texture Play: Add a delightful crunch by incorporating chopped nuts into the batter or sprinkling them on top of the pancakes while cooking.

  • Serving Suggestions: Elevate your pancake experience by serving with a dollop of Greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

  • Freezing Tips: These pancakes freeze well. Once cooled, stack them with parchment paper in between, place in a zip-top bag, and freeze for a quick and delicious breakfast on busy mornings.

  • Get Creative: Personalize your pancakes with add-ins like chocolate chips, dried fruit, or shredded coconut. Make each batch uniquely yours!

  • Cooking Surface Matters: Use a non-stick skillet or griddle for easy flipping and minimal sticking. If you don’t have a non-stick surface, a light coating of cooking spray or butter will do the trick.

  • Temperature Check: Adjust the heat as needed. A well-heated griddle ensures the perfect golden brown color without burning the pancakes.

FAQ

Can I add nuts or chocolate chips to these pancakes?

Absolutely! Feel free to fold in your favorite nuts or chocolate chips for an extra layer of texture and flavor.

How do I know when to flip the pancakes?

Look for bubbles forming on the surface and the edges appearing set before flipping for perfectly cooked pancakes.

Can I prepare the batter the night before for a quicker breakfast?

Yes! Mix the dry and wet ingredients separately, store them in the refrigerator, and combine them in the morning for a fresh batch of pancakes in no time.

Can I use a pancake mix with added flavors, like cinnamon or vanilla?

Yes, indeed! Experiment with flavored pancake mixes to enhance the overall taste. Adjust other ingredients accordingly to balance the flavors.

What's the best way to reheat leftover pancakes?

For a quick reheat, use a toaster or toaster oven. Alternatively, warm them in a microwave, stacking with a damp paper towel between each pancake to maintain moisture.

banana bread pancakes

Banana Bread Pancakes

David
it's time to shake up the boring breakfast routine with this Banana Bread Pancake recipe! If you've ever wished for banana bread and pancakes in a single bite, you're in luck because we are taking these two absolutely awesome foods and smashing them together. 
This is a simple and easy way to recreate breakfast with simple ingredients that most will already have in their kitchen. You don't even need to make your own pancake batter because we are using store-bought pancake mix as a base and adding the flavors to take it over the top.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 Cup Pancake Mix
  • 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 3/4 Cup Water

Instructions
 

  • Peel and mash 2-3 ripe bananas in a mixing bowl. This forms the flavorful base for our pancakes.
  • Add cinnamon and brown sugar to the bananas and mix well. 
  • Add the pancake mix to the banana mixture and stir. Slowly pour in the water while whisking until you get the consistency you prefer.
  • Preheat your pan over medium-low heat. Add 1/4 cup of pancake mix to the pan. Cook until the top begins to bubble slightly. Flip and cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Serve & Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal
Keyword banana, breakfast, brunch, easy, pancakes, quick
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