Pancakes on plates with banana slices and syrup

Easy banana pancakes

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(30 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Makes 12 pancakes

Turn overripe, blackened bananas into sweet, fluffy American-style pancakes. Serve with syrup and crunchy, toasted pecan nuts as a delicious brunch treat

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal484
  • fat7g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs87g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre5g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.21g
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  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250ml whole milk
  • butter, for frying



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

To serve

  • 2 just ripe bananas, sliced
  • maple syrup (optional)
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

    may-pul sir-rup

    The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree

  • pecan halves, toasted and roughly chopped (optional)
    Pecan nuts



    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…


  1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and a generous pinch of salt into a large bowl. In a separate mixing bowl, mash the very ripe bananas with a fork until smooth, then whisk in the eggs, vanilla extract and milk. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, tip in the wet ingredients and swiftly whisk together to create a smooth, silky batter.

  2. Heat a little knob of butter in a large non-stick pan over a medium heat. Add 2-3 tbsp of the batter to the pan and cook for several minutes, or until small bubbles start appearing on the surface. Flip the pancake over and cook for 1-2 mins on the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter, keeping the pancakes warm in a low oven.

  3. Stack the pancakes on plates and top with the banana slices, a glug of sticky maple syrup and a handful of pecan nuts, if you like.

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Lisbeth Zambrano's picture
Lisbeth Zambrano
17th May, 2020
I’ve tried these pancakes this morning! It kind of worked but not exactly as directed in the recipe. I had to add only one banana and it was already too tick to mix. Also I had to add 50ml more of milk. If you want really thick, American style pancakes this is the recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing ❤️
Bhavesh Madaan's picture
Bhavesh Madaan
15th May, 2020
Best ever banana pancakes recipe it is. A perfect weekend breakfast recipe that everyone should try it. Here is another grandma's fluffy pancakes recipe. Check out the recipe here:
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NGK Firm
30th Apr, 2020
This puffy and fluffy health omelette is a go to kids favourite:
Nicola Philpott
7th Jan, 2020
Very good recipe ! Easy to do ,grandchildren loved making these
Jordan Domin's picture
Jordan Domin
14th May, 2020
How many pancakes are in 1 serving?
11th Apr, 2020
Are these freezable?
Esther_Deputyfoodeditor's picture
14th Apr, 2020
Hi, Esther from the food team here! You could certainly freeze them post frying. Leave them too cool completely then freeze and defrost thoroughly before reheating in a pan or the microwave. Be aware that this isn't something thats been tested in our test kitchens. Thanks for your question!
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