Banana pancakes are big time in my house. BIG TIME. We make them almost every weekend- just our favorite pancake recipe with sliced bananas thrown in after pouring the batter on the griddle. My son prefers raspberries in his, but my husband and I are all about the bananas. This recipe here is a little different. The pancakes are more like banana bread- with mashed bananas mixed right on into the batter. The recipe comes from an older “Bridal Edition” Betty Crocker Cookbook that I’ve had hidden on my shelves for a number of years: Banana Pecan Pancakes
These are not big, thick, fluffy pancakes. The mashed banana makes them a softer pancake than the usual sort. I rather liked them that way for a change. Thinner, softer pancakes made eating a stack of them a little more manageable, and I didn’t feel as disgustedly stuffed. If you’d like them to be a fluffier pancake, I’d add a small amount of flour (maybe 1/4 cup) to the batter.
The pecans are easily an optional choice. I preferred mine with lightly toasted pecans on top, and my husband (infamously known for not being a lover of nuts) ate his pancakes without. Plenty of warm maple syrup drizzled on top was the right choice for these. Happy weekend 🙂
Banana Pecan Pancakes
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 medium)
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted (You could leave these out, but so good!)
- In a medium bowl, beat the egg with a whisk until it's a little fluffy. Whisk in all of the remaining ingredients, except for the pecans, and mix until smooth.
- Heat a large skillet or griddle to medium heat. Spray with nonstick spray.
- For each pancake, scoop about ¼ cup batter onto the heated surface. Cook pancakes until puffed and dry around the edges. Turn and cook other sides until golden brown.
Thanks a lot for these – they were yummy! I added a spoon of cinnamon (as it makes everything better 😉 ) and since I’m lazy, I just put everything (including 3 small-ish bananas) except for the flour in a blender – blended until smooth, then combined with flour (just a stir so the batter was still a bit lumpy). The result was really, really good – with crispy edges and very delicate inside. Flipping them was a bit tricky but they were totally worth it. They are a bit too much of an indulgence to make them every week but they’ll definitely be back on our table 🙂
Can you use regular milk instead of buttermilk??
I don’t think it would turn out quite the same.
These look unbelievable! I am obsessed with banana pancakes and love how moist the fruit makes the ‘cakes. Just pinned this – thanks for the inspiration!
Sounds like we’re going to have a great sunday morning, before church ,pancake breakfast,everone loves bannas and peacans.
I made these yummy pancakes this morning and they were perfectly delicious! Your pictures make me want to try everything on your site…
Oh, these look delicious! Hope I can get my husband to make me these pancakes for Mother’s Day! 🙂
You are just too talented… I don’t know what it is, but every time I look at one of your recipes I want to put down whatever I’m eating mid-bite and start to lick my computer screen. Is that weird?
I could really use this for breakfast today, tomorrow . . .for dinner, for lunch-okay, really anytime would be great. These look fantastic!
Pancakes are a must on Sunday mornings. I’ve made several different kinds but never a banana one. I will definitely have to try it soon, starting with this recipe. Thanks for sharing, Lori. Can’t wait to see how it turns out! 🙂
My husband is addicted to banana pancakes – will definitely make for him!
I love that you made banana pecan, such a great idea! Funny when I think banana pecan I think old school, something grandma would make. Now I’m craving pancakes! Yum!
Lori, these look INCREDIBLE! banana pecan is one of my favorite flavor combos. these sound perfect for a weekend breakfast.
we eat banana pancakes so often in our house too-they can’t be beat!
These sound perfect right about now! Banana pecan pancakes have this weekend written all over them!
Oh wow, these are going to make anything I have for breakfast today look very lackluster in comparison!
These look so amazing, Lori! I’m such a sucker for banana pancakes!!
Love your pancakes Lori! These sound heavenly right now 🙂
I love pancakes on the weekend! I need to remember to grab some bananas when I’m at the store tomorrow, these sound great!
Banana Bread Pancakes? Yes please. They look fabulous Lori!!!
Banana bread is long time favorite around our house..these must be awesome! Love the pecan topping. 🙂
These are perfect for weekend breakfast! Or any day! Love it.
Cannot wait to try these. Pancakes are the best for weekend breakfast. I love the banana/pecan combo!
We love pancakes. Love them. And, these look amazing!! Happy Friday!
I love banana pancakes and would love to wake up to these one morning this weekend!