Move over banana bread - there is a new kid in town. Her name is banana pancakes and she is soooo easy fluffy and tasty! These Banana Pancakes are quick and easy to make, loved by kids and are the perfect way to use up bananas that have seen better days. These are so easy that a 2.5 year old can make them... seriously. Scroll down to see my kiddo throw them together!
All you need for Easy Fluffy Banana Pancakes:
- Baking Powder
- Pure Vanilla Extract or Maple Extract
- Nuts for serving, such as pecan
How to Make Perfectly Fluffy Banana Pancakes
- Do not overmix. Excessive mixing encourages gluten development, which will make your pancakes tough and rubbery. To avoid this, mix all the wet ingredients well and then just fold in the dry until combined.
- Let the batter rest! This guarantees a more uniform texture and gives the batter time for the flour to absorb the liquid. It also gives any gluten development to relax, making the pancakes lighter and fluffier. If you don't have time to do this then no worries, just letting you know how to make perfect pancakes. I personally don't care about perfection before 9am. I care about coffee. ☕
- Correct Temperature: To test the temperature of the cooking surface, throw a few drops of cold water on it. The drops should sizzle and dance around before they disappear. If they evaporate immediately, the skillet/griddle is too hot and pancakes will burn. If they don’t sizzle, the skillet is too cold and pancakes will remain pale. Usually people just mess up the first batch of pancakes or the last batch. You don't need to do that as long as you have this tip 🙌
Yes, absolutely! If you hate mornings as much as me then make these when you have a spare minute in the evening and throw them in the microwave or toaster tor reheat in the morning. This is a great solution for any left overs!
Ahh, bit of a sweet tooth hey? Add ¼ cup of semi sweet chocolate chips after your batter is mixed and stir to distribute evenly. Alternatively if you are just adding chocolate chips to appease your one picky child you can press in a few to the pancakes you are making for them and leave the rest chocolate chip free.
Yeah sure. But I think you might as well head over to a Gluten Free Recipe such as https://minimalistbaker.com/blender-banana-pancakes-gluten-free/
ARE YOU NUTS who doesn't have pecans? haha kidding.. walnuts are also good with these. but honestly you're the boss, add your favourite nuts. 😋
Easy Fluffy Banana Pancakes
- 2 Ripe Bananas
- 1 Cup Milk % doesn't matter
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 Tablespoon White Granulated Sugar
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- ¼ Teaspoon Maple Extract (Use 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract if you don't have maple extract)
- ¼ Cup Pecans
- 1 Banana Sliced into Coins
- ½ Cup Pure Canadian Maple Syrup
Pitter Patter, Make the Batter
- In a large mixing bowl, smoosh the bananas up and then mix in the egg, milk, sugar, salt, baking powder and extract. Mix well!
- sprinkle the flour on top and now fold the flour in. Careful not to over mix. Overmixing makes rubbery pancakes. Just stir until the flour disappears 🙂
Fire up the grill!
- Heat up your griddle, frying pan, hood of car in the summer. You want to achieve the right temperature here so that you don't burn the pancakes. You will know you have a perfect temperature when you splash some water onto the surface of the pan and the water dances around before evaporating. (Medium High Heat)
- Add a dab of butter, margarine or whatever suites your fancy to the pan to prevent sticking.
- Pour batter out onto the pan in ¼ cup increments.
- let fry until bubbles form, then flip. Cook for an additional 60-90 seconds and serve.
- continue until all the batter is gone. You should get around 16 4" pancakes.
- Top with toppings of choice and enjoy and then leave a review on my website because that's what all the cool kids do. 🙂