These banana pancakes are light, fluffy and loaded with plenty of banana flavor. Serve them for breakfast or brunch, and be sure to make extra to save in the freezer!

My kids constantly ask for banana pancakes on the weekends. Some of our other breakfast favorites include cream cheese danish and strawberry waffles.

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A stack of banana pancakes with banana slices and maple syrup.

We go through bananas at an astonishing rate around here. My girls each eat at least one per day, that’s 21 bananas a week right there. I make multiple trips to the store just to buy bananas. So it’s rare that we end up with too many bananas around here but it does happen sometimes. On this particular day my mom brought over a big bunch on the same day that I had been to the store. When we have extra bananas around, it’s either banana bread or these banana pancakes.

How do you make banana pancakes?

This recipe calls for the basic pancake ingredients of flour, sugar, oil and eggs. The addition of mashed banana gives the pancakes their trademark flavor and adds a lot of moisture without adding a ton of fat.

The pancake batter features the flavors of the banana with a hint of vanilla extract. You can add other flavorings to the mix such as cinnamon, chocolate chips, or even a handful of shredded coconut. Trying to eat a little healthier? Use half all purpose flour and half whole wheat flour for added nutrition.

A bowl of banana pancake batter.

Tips for banana pancakes

  • Use a non stick griddle for the best results. I always add a little butter to the griddle to grease it before I add the first round of batter. After that, there’s no need to add any more butter.
  • The pancakes are ready to flip when the edges are set and you see little bubbles on the surface of the pancakes.
  • Place the finished pancakes in a 250 degree F oven to keep them warm while you wait for the rest of the pancakes to cook.

Banana pancakes on a skillet.

Can you freeze pancakes?

Banana pancakes make a great candidate for the freezer. Simply place them in a resealable plastic bag in a single layer and freeze until firm. When you’re ready to eat, simply microwave the pancakes in 30 second increments until they’re warmed through.

A plate of banana pancakes topped with fresh bananas.

I like to serve banana pancake with a drizzle of real maple syrup and sliced bananas. You can get fancy and add all kinds of toppings like caramel sauce, whipped cream, miniature chocolate chips or chopped walnuts.

A cross section of a stack of banana pancakes.

Banana pancakes are a classic recipe that never goes out of style. Your whole family will adore this recipe, I always make a double batch because they disappear so quickly!

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5 from 18 votes

Banana Pancakes

AuthorSara Welch
A stack of banana pancakes with banana slices and maple syrup.
These banana pancakes are light, fluffy and loaded with plenty of banana flavor. Serve them for breakfast or brunch, and be sure to make extra to save in the freezer!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Serves 6


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk (I use 1%)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • sliced bananas and maple syrup for serving


  • In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. 
  • Add the egg, milk, vanilla, oil and bananas; stir until thoroughly combined (batter may be slightly lumpy).
  • Melt the butter on a non stick griddle over medium heat.
  • Pour 1/4 cup sized pancakes onto the griddle. Cook until bubbles cover surface, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip, and cook until bottom is golden, about 1-2 minutes more.
  • Serve immediately and top with maple syrup and banana slices if desired. 


Make Ahead: Sometimes when I make pancakes or waffles I mix up an extra batch of the dry ingredients and keep it in a labeled bag. That way, the next time I want to make pancakes all I have to do is add the wet ingredients and I'm done.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1.1mg

This post was originally published on April 16, 2015 and was updated on January 29, 2019 with new content.

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  1. 5 stars
    Yum! I love bananas and pancakes, but I have never had banana pancakes before. I made your recipe and my entire family loved them! Will definitely make again. Thank you.

  2. I am definitely going to have to try these out this weekend. I like to add a bit of my favorite white chocolate syrup to mine.

  3. 5 stars
    I love your banana pancake recipe. I used to make banana pancakes for breakfast by using the griddle, but I screwed up sometime. I will make sure to add banana and chopped walnuts to get fancy.

  4. 5 stars
    Made these this morning for mother’s day. They are deeevineeee. So easy to throw together. Very tasty and very quick. I only needed one banana, and managed to get around 14 small pancakes out of the batter. Will definitely be saving this recipe for next time. Thank you!

  5. YUM! These look absolutely incredible! I guess I know what I’m making for breakfast tomorrow 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    I used to eat pancakes only with chocolate, but this recipe with bananas looks great, and they’re so small! 😀

  7. These look really delicious! My son loves pancakes and bananas, so I will have to try this recipe for him!

  8. My family would love these pancakes! I know what I am making this Sunday.

  9. We love the mash up banana pancakes, but I think these would be an even bigger hit! The small size seems perfect for my kiddos little hands. Thanks for sharing!

  10. These are so darling!! We can’t keep bananas around here, either. They get inhaled almost as fast as I buy them. 🙂

  11. Oh yum! These little guys are so stinkin’ cute! We go through bananas like crazy here. I think my hubby and son would love these little banana pancakes!

  12. Oh my goodness, how cute are these?! Why are mini things so much more delicious?? 🙂