Whether you want your bananas mashed or sliced, banana pancakes are a fantastic way to include the flavour of this fruit in your breakfast or brunch. Similar to how you might make chocolate chip or fresh blueberry pancakes, you can make banana pancakes by adding mashed or sliced bananas to the batter or by topping the cooked pancakes with sliced bananas.

Because they have a medium consistency when mashed and are a high source of potassium, vitamin C, and calcium, bananas work well as a substitute for butter in many baking or cooking dishes. Bananas have less saturated fat than vegetable oil when used as an alternative to butter while baking.

Banana pancakes are well-liked in the fitness community because some recipes just call for bananas, eggs, and baking powder (for fluffy pancakes). And because they are packed with protein and carbs, most fitness enthusiasts find them appealing. Banana pancakes can be made with additional ingredients, such as peanut butter, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, or gluten-free flour of your choice. Remember that depending on the flour you select, the amount of flour you need will vary.

Here’s how you can make your pancakes at home.


 180g all-purpose flour

 60 ml canola oil

 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

 240 ml milk

 1 pinch of salt

 2 medium, ripe bananas

 2 large eggs

 25g sugar

 1 pinch cinnamon (optional)


 All-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon, if used, should be incorporated into a medium bowl. Place aside.

 Use a fork to mash the bananas in a different bowl. Mix just until combined, then add the eggs, milk, and canola oil.

 After adding the dry ingredients to the wet ones, mix just until incorporated. Allow it to sit for a few minutes.

 Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Place about 1/4 cup of the batter per pancake onto the skillet. Cook the pancakes until bubbles appear on the surface, flip with a thin spatula, and cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes.

 Serve hot with additional toppings of your choice and a drizzle of maple syrup.