Ripe Banana Pancakes

Banana pancake recipes are sure to be a hit with children. Bananas add a sweetness and texture to the pancakes that are pleasing and familiar to their mouths.

Of all the banana pancake recipes out there, this one is my favorite. My son is a monkey. Not just because he climbs on everything and can make a lot of noise but because over everything else in this great green earth he will choose to eat bananas which make these pancakes a common request in my kitchen.

These delicious, buttery banana pancakes are a great way to use up the bananas browning on your countertop and a healthy way to serve up some love to the monkeys in your life!

These banana pancakes can be served with peanut butter spread on top to add protein to the meal, a bit of apple sauce on the side, or in the traditional way with maple syrup and a generous dollop of butter.


  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter (melted and cooled)
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t cinnamon powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/2 C mashed ripe banana
  • 2 1/4 C buttermilk *


Whisk together the cooled, melted butter, sugar and egg in a large bowl.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl.

Mix vanilla and bananas into the butter mixture

Gently mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing until they are incorporated. Be careful not to over mix.

Add buttermilk to the consistency you desire: more milk for thinner pancakes and less milk for thicker pancakes.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add a bit of cooking oil to give it a sheen.  Once the skillet is hot, use a ladle to pour about 1/2 cup of the pancake batter into it, making sure not to crowd your skillet or it will make flipping the pancakes difficult.

Once the underside of the pancakes are golden brown and the edges have small bubbles forming, they are ready to be flipped over. Turn them (only once), and continue to cook a few minutes more until the bottom is the same color as the top.

* you can make 1 Cup of buttermilk by pouring 1 T lemon juice into a measuring cup and then adding milk to measure 1 Cup.

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One Response to “Ripe Banana Pancakes”

  1. Ripe Banana Pancakes…

    A tasty ripe banana pancake recipe….

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