Breakfast

Banana Pancakes from Scratch

Scratch made pancakes

It has been said that “Pancakes don’t make the world go ’round. Pancakes are what makes the ride worthwhile.” I have fond memories of pancakes and weekends. Pancakes are really easy to make from scratch too. This week, I found myself with a couple of extra ripened bananas that I needed to use so that they didn’t go to waste. Banana Pancakes to the rescue! Pull out those mixing bowls and make a batch of pancakes this weekend.

“There is hardship in everything except eating pancakes.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

I can’t think of a better way to use up ripe bananas than to make a batch of easy banana pancakes. These pancakes are fluffy buttermilk pancakes with a hint of cinnamon and banana. It is your choice to top with real maple syrup or whipped cream.

The best pancakes begin with love. Throw in fifteen minutes of your time and you’ll have a breakfast that will make anyone happy. Weekends may never be the same again.

Easy Banana Pancakes

“All you need is pancakes. Pancakes are all you need.” ~ John Lennon

Banana Pancakes from Scratch

Ingredients

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 2 tbs Granulated Sugar
  • 1 c Buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1.5 c All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Ghee or Vegetable Oil, to coat griddle or skillet for cooking
  • Optional Toppings: Sliced Banana, Maple Syrup, A pat of Butter or Whipped Cream

Step 1: In a mixing bowl mash one ripe banana and combine with egg, sugar, buttermilk, vanilla and cinnamon.

Step 2: In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.

Step 3: Next, add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Do not over mix. Allow the batter to rest for five minutes.

Step 4: Preheat your oven to the warming setting to keep the cooked pancakes warm while you cook the rest of the batch. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat.

Step 4: Cook the pancakes in batches. Cook each pancake until the sides begin to set and you see bubbles begin to form on top, flip and cook the other side until set. The second side will not take nearly as long as the first when cooking, only about a minute.

how to cook pancakes

Serve warm with a pat of butter and maple syrup if desired with sliced bananas.

Real Maple Syrup on pancakes

Banana Pancakes from Scratch

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Ingredients

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 2 tbs Granulated Sugar
  • 1 c Buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1.5 c All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Ghee or Vegetable Oil, to coat griddle or skillet for cooking
  • Optional Toppings: Sliced Banana, Maple Syrup, A pat of Butter or Whipped Cream

Instructions

1

In a mixing bowl mash one ripe banana and combine with egg, sugar, buttermilk, vanilla and cinnamon. 

2

In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.

3

Next, add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Do not over mix. Allow the batter to rest for five minutes.

4

Preheat your oven to the warming setting to keep the cooked pancakes warm while you cook the rest of the batch. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. 

5

Cook the pancakes in batches. Cook each pancake until the sides begin to set and you see bubbles begin to form on top, flip and cook the other side until set. The second side will not take nearly as long as the first when cooking, only about a minute. 

Notes

Hold cooked pancakes in a warm oven as you cook the rest of the batch.

Homemade Pancake Breakfast


Tips and Pancake Facts

  • Use a cookie scoop or batter dispenser to make pancakes that are the same size.
  • September 26th is National Pancake Day.
  • Maple Syrup was originally used as a sweet drink when discovered by the Algonquin Indians.
  • The first pancake recipe appeared in an English cookbook in the fifteenth century.

Fluffy stack of buttermilk pancakes

Other great recipes to use ripe bananas:

Banana Nut Bread

Chocolate Banana Muffins

 

Shared at Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday

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2 Comments

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    The Better Baker
    April 29, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    WOW! These look, and sound, wonderful! I’m not a pancake lover, but flavors really draw me in. Printing and pinning for pure enjoyment soon!

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