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Banana Bread Pancakes

Banana Bread Pancakes recipe

Banana Bread Pancakes are essentially a quick bread that is easy to throw together for a weekend breakfast. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes)


Yield: 2-3 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk, shaken
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional!)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional!)


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, measure out the buttermilk. Stir in the banana, unsalted butter, and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until you no longer see any specks of flour. Not over-mixing it will make sure you don’t over-develop the gluten which can lead to stiff pancakes. If you’d like to add mix-ins, add them now!
  4. Heat a non-stick griddle over medium heat. When warm, add the butter or oil. Using a 1/4-cup measure, drop pancake batter onto the skillet, shaping it into a circle with the spatula, if needed. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes on the first side, adjusting the heat if necessary. Flip and cook on the opposite side for about a minute. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  5. Serve the pancakes with slices of butter, maple syrup or a dusting of powdered sugar!
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