Banana makes a great pancakes topping, but why not mix some right in to the pancake mixture itself. These Banana Pancakes are naturally sweetened with mashed banana and a little bit of honey for a lighter pancake breakfast.
Is the Jack Johnson son stuck in your head now? Every time I think of banana pancakes I think of that song, and then I have to go and make myself some pancakes.
We make pancakes or waffles every Sunday for a slow family breakfast and these are a favourite. Kids will love helping to mash the banana and you get to add some fruit in to the mix, before you have even added any to the topping.
Healthy Banana Pancakes
Pancakes usually have a fair bit of sugar added to them, but we found that the mashed banana added a fair bit of sweetness and then we just added a drizzle of honey for a little bit more – but you could leave the honey out.
You could make these pancakes even lighter by swapping the flour for ground up oat flour, but it would be a lot more dense.
Easy Banana Pancake Recipe
I am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to pancakes making and I like to mix everything by hand (and it makes it easy for kids to help that way too), but you could save yourself some time by putting all the ingredients in to a food processor and whizzing it all up.
Fluffy Banana Pancakes
We have made these pancakes crepe like, as that is what we call pancakes here in the UK. But, if you want them American pancakes style, then don’t add so much batter to the pan, and don’t thin them out.
Adding baking powder to the pancakes makes them nice and fluffy. Let the batter sit for a few minutes so it starts to activate and then it will activate again when heated too.
What To Serve These Pancakes With?
We folded our pancakes in half, spread some yoghurt and banana slices on and then added a drizzle of honey before folding them over again. Banana, yoghurt and honey is such a delicious breakfast combination. You could add a sprinkle of granola if you wanted some extra crunch.
Ingredients needed to make Banana Pancakes (serves 4)
- 220g/ 1.75 cup wholewheat flour
- 350ml/1.5 cup skimmed milk (you can use almond milk too)
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 0.5 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 2 ripe mashed banana
- 1 tbsp honey
How To Make Banana Pancakes – Step by Step:
One: Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Two: Mash the banana.
Three: Add the milk and egg to the banana.
Four: Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Slowly stir together to form a batter.
Five: Add a little butter to a pan, heat and add pancakes. When bubbles start to form, flip and cook for a further 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Other Breakfast Recipes To Try:
Some extra tips for these Banana Pancakes:
- Serve these pancakes with yoghurt, honey and banana slices.
- Add a little extra crunch to these pancakes with a sprinkle of granola.
- Make these pancakes lighter by swapping the flour for ground up oat flour, but it would make them more dense.
- Save yourself some time when making these by adding all the ingredients to a food processor and whizzing them up.
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