Amazing Banana Bread Pancakes

I absolutely LOVE bananas! It’s actually my favorite fruit. However, despite my love for bananas, there is a fine line between a good banana and a not so good banana… that is if I am eating it by itself, plain, as is. I like to eat my bananas green. Weird?… Maybe :)

As soon as my bananas start showing the slightest change from green I start planning what I am going to do to incorporate them into a yummy recipe. I found a recipe for Banana Bread Pancakes on How Sweet it Is, but changed and merged it with The Best Banana Bread recipe on my blog… the end result was FANTASTIC! Trust me, you are going to LOVE these!

Banana Bread Pancakes on ...These are SO amazing! Pancakes merge with Banana Bread to create something SO good!

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Banana Bread Pancakes
Pancakes fuse together with Banana Bread to create a family favorite breakfast!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12-14 pancakes
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 2-3 large large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, white sugar and cinnamon and stir to evenly combine dry ingredients.
  2. Add buttermilk and vanilla to dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  3. Add in mashed bananas and mix to evenly incorporate.
  4. Add butter and stir until smooth.
  5. Heat griddle to medium heat.
  6. Spray griddle (or skillet) with cooking spray and pour pancakes onto griddle (about ¼-1/3 cup). Cook about 2 minutes or until pancake starts to bubble, then flip to other side and cook until other side is golden (about 2 more minutes).

(recipe adapted from: How Sweet it Is and The Best Banana Bread)

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Your pancakes are gorgeous! I love banana bread, and bananas in baking, and in pancakes, they're do good! Pinned!

  2. Tieghan

    Are these not just the best pancakes around!! I love banan bread pancakes SO much. Yours look gorgeous and delicious!

  3. Lana

    Ok so these sound absolutely delicious! I was curious though... Would I be able to use this recipe to make regular banana bread as well or vice versa with other bread recipes can I make them into pancakes? If not what deciphers between the two?

  4. Veronica

    These sound really good! They would be good for a Father's Day breakfast. Do I have to use bread flour or can I use plain ole AP flour?

  5. Eat Good 4 Life

    Great looking pancakes. I know my kids would love these :-) It was great meeting you at blogher food in Austin. Hopefully we will meet again soon!!

  6. Christy Denney

    These look so good. I have some bananas that are calling my name...

  7. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    I totally like my bananas green too! I can't stand it when they have spots so I usually have a ton of bananas sitting on my counter waiting to be used up. And these pancakes are the perfect way to use them without wasting!

  8. Andrea

    These look amazing! Can I substitute the bread flour with all purpose flour?

    1. Chef in Training

      You definitely can, it just may be a bit heavier, but still delicious :)

  9. Stephanie

    Could you use all-purpose flour instead of bread flour?

  10. Sandy

    Just put 5 bananas in the freezer. I think I could get 3 of them out to make these in the morning for father's day.

  11. amber g

    Can you freeze these? I love to make a huge batch of pancakes then freeze them. I just wonder if these too will freeze and reheat well.

  12. Valerie

    Is there a way to save your recipes in a file?

  13. TrishInFL

    What a great idea. I can't wait to try these, thank you!!

  14. Colleen

    I'm definitely making these tomorrow morning for my husband for Father's Day! His two most favorite things in the world are banana bread and pancakes and I'm pretty sure he will go crazy having banana bread in pancake form :)

  15. Joy @ Baking-Joy

    These look wonderful, these with bacon and syrup for breakfast would make me very happy!

  16. Linda@Tumbleweed Contessa

    These look and sound delish. Have to try these for the grandkids. Thanks for sharing your idea. Love it if you linked these to What'd You Do This Weekend?

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda@Tumbleweed Contessa

  17. Tamara

    Can you use regular flour

  18. Kim

    Super yum, Nikki! Love the bananas in there! I tossed a few chocolate chips into mine :-)

  19. Rita

    Love the idea of using bread flour. I'm going to give these a try as I am always stock piling bananas. Would be really good w/some cinnamon syrup :)

  20. Lora Kelley

    Very yummy! Made them this morning.

  21. Heidi M

    Made these for father's day and they were DELICIOUS!! Couple of comments--I used 1 tsp of brown sugar instead of measuring out 1/4 of a tablespoon. Also, the batter was VERY thick. No way it poured, I scooped it on to pan. I may try a bit more liquid next time.

  22. linda

    these look so soft and fluffy, love to dig my fork into some of these! :p

  23. Mrs O'C

    Thank you!! These were just what my husband has been craving. And I was pleased it was a banana pancake I could actually enjoy too!

  24. Paula Updegrave

    Totally agree with you on bananas, so does my oldest daughter-past green goes in a recipe or a smoothie! I have made banana pancakes before- even used my banana bread recipe for them but will try this recipe soon!

  25. Terina Carter

    I absolutely love this recipe & I am going to try it out tomorrow morning. But I am going to put blueberries in mine.

  26. Rika Susan

    These pancakes I will have to try! Looks absolutely delectable! We all love bananas, so the whole family will probably pitch in to help make these. Can't wait!

  27. Mary Ellen

    I have made something similar and actually posted it today! Our banana bread pancakes use oat flour instead of regular flour and only 1 T of sugar. But the rest is about the same. They are awesome with walnuts!

  28. renee

    Just made these-they are sooooo good! Thank you for sharing. My daughter loves them, and it isn't easy finding food she loves!

    1. Nancy

      What do you top them with?

    2. Chef in Training

      We topped ours with maple syrup and butter :)

  29. Ashley

    So im making these for breakfast. Is the batter supposed to be thick? I cut the recipe in half and added nut. The batter is so fragrant its mouthwatering. Absolutely delicious :) very worth it

  30. Amy

    I made these for the fam this morning. My husband, who rarely eats pancakes, ate four!! They were a hit! The batter is quite thick. I did have to add quite a lot of liquid (skim milk, which I used in lieu of buttermilk) to get them to cook through without burning.

  31. Patti

    Gonna try these this weekend. They look delicious.

  32. Myra Smith

    Looks absolutely delicious!! Thanks so much for sharing. If I do not have bread flour, is there a way to use AP flour? Do I need to add any thing to it or is bread flour something I just need to buy? LOL! Which is fine.....I just don't have any and won't get to the store for a few days! Thank you again! Oh...and I love my bananas just like you....nice and green!

    1. Myra Smith

      Nevermind!! I didn't see the replies when I asked this question!!

  33. Dee

    I love your recipes. Trying this one today. No eggs in the mix, though. Hope they turn out ok.

  34. Katrina Vega

    Trust me you are not weird when it comes to eating green bananas, I'm the exact same way. I love them when they are green and firm. I hate when they get all mushy. Now I can use this recipe for some not so green bananas I have right now. Thanks for sharing!

  35. Shae

    These are so good! My whole family loved them. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  36. Karen

    These were delicious!! I had to add about 1 extra cup of buttermilk though.

  37. Phyllis Donlin

    What a pleasure it was to read a few of your creative, mouth watering receipes.. I'm sure to revisit this site again.
    Aloha from Hawaii

  38. Theresa

    These sound yummy but just to make eggs in this recipe??? I see other comments that the batter is extremely thick.

  39. Jill

    Definitely had to use more liquid, way too thick

  40. julieann r

    To help with troubles people have had with this recipe.......there is definitely something missing from this post. I added two eggs and a little more milk. I would also make sure to use 3-4 bananas and maybe a little more brown sugar.

  41. joie

    I too had a heck of a time with this batter. It was way to thick when made exactly as written. I ended up adding 2 eggs and a splash of milk to make it closer to a typical consistency for pancake batter. They are tasty though!

  42. Nadja

    mhm.. just looking at the picture I so wanna make these. We (in Europe) normally make thinner pancakes, but with these thick babies you get at least a good mouthful of yumminess :-)

    thanks for the recipe.

    Nadja (from Holland)

  43. Alyssa

    I just made these, and they are DEFINITELY as good as they sound. I have been looking for a mind-blowing banana bread recipe forever, and -- based off these pancakes -- I am definitely going to be checking yours out!

  44. Terri

    These pancakes were delicious, however, I think there is something missing from the ingredients. The recipe as written makes a batter way too dry and thick. I added in two eggs and a little bit more buttermilk, and they seemed like the right consistency. I then cooked them and they were delicious.

  45. Alissabeth

    Made these this morning and while they smelled wonderful, it would seem there is a liquid missing from this recipe....eggs perhaps? These were so not smooth. They were thick and very unattractive as I could get them to spread, but rather glob on the griddle. Thoughts?

  46. tish

    No eggs?

  47. Tina Chovan


    I added dark chocolate chips and filled jumbo muffin pans half full and baked at 350degrees for 15 min. I'm addicted to these thank you for sharing this recipe

  48. carie


    Made these Banana pancakes this morning! Yummy! I didn't have buttermilk so I had to make with 2% instead, good all the same. Kiddos loved them!

  49. Nawee

    I tried this recipe yesterday and was quite happy with the result. The texture of the pancakes was more soft and fluffy than I expected. The only thing that bothered me was the metallic taste. How can I get rid of it? I did not have buttermilk, so I used plain yogurt instead (but I didn't dilute it with milk). I only make 1/3 of the recipe because I had only one banana. I used 1/2 tsp of baking powder for 2/3 cup of flour. Is that too much?

  50. Amanda


    These are amazing! I added a little extra buttermilk to thin the batter a bit, and it was still very thick. I recommend cooking on lower heat than regular pancakes because these are thick and have to cook a lot longer. Despite being thick and looking very dense, these pancakes are light and fluffy. Definitely something I will be making again and again. Thanks for this wonderful recipe! !

  51. Carol Bond Lambert


    These were delicious!!