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A Quick and Simple Recipe for Banana Pancakes

Updated on January 20, 2013
5 stars from 2 ratings of Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes the Quick and Easy Way

What do you do with those bananas that are turning brown and very soft? I use to just trash them, until my wife said that I could use them in pancakes.

Well, if you have the basic ingredients, you don't have to throw those brown bananas away. You can use them as a major flavoring ingredient for pancakes that are great tasting, with just a hint of sweetness and also very soft and moist.

The recipe below will yield around 30 pancakes. If you need less, just cut the quantities in half.

Banana Pancakes
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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 30 pancakes


  • 2 cups Krusteaz buttermilk pancake mix, any other brand will do
  • 2-2/3 cups water
  • 2 bananas, skin should be brown and banana should be soft
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 can PAM non-stick cooking spray, normal vegetable oil will do but it is more messy
  1. Place 2 cups of the pancake mix in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Pour water into mixing bowl.
  3. Peel the two bananas and drop the soft banana meat into the mixing bow.
  4. Using a mixer (even the hand held manual one), beat the mixture until the banana has basically been broken down and mixed in with the water and pancake mix.
  5. Once the batter has a consistent texture, it is ready to be cooked.
  6. Plug in your griddle. If you don't have one use a frying pan. Set the griddle temperature to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Once the griddle has reached 300 degrees Fahrenheit, spray the cooking surface with PAM. Then you can use a soup ladle to scoop up some batter and pour them onto the griddle. Pour them into 4 to 5 inch diameter pancakes.
  8. After about one minute, flip the pancakes over and wait about 45 to 60 seconds.
  9. Repeat this process until all the batter mixture is gone. You should end up with around 30 pancakes.


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  • forlanda profile imageAUTHOR

    Juancho Forlanda 

    5 years ago from US of A

    I appreciate the positive comments guys--Angelo52, Hezekiah, and Brett.Tesol. Thanks for stopping by,reading, and rating.

  • Angelo52 profile image


    5 years ago from Central Florida

    The recipe you presented is easy enough and what a great way to use up over ripe bananas. Sure beats sending them to the landfill.

    Thumbs up and shared.

  • Hezekiah profile image


    5 years ago from Japan

    Looks delicious, need to try that myself.

  • Brett.Tesol profile image

    Brett Caulton 

    5 years ago from Thailand

    This sounds delicious, actually I know it is ... as I've had many variations of banana pancakes and they all taste amazing!

    Shared, pinned, tweeted, up, useful and awesome.

  • forlanda profile imageAUTHOR

    Juancho Forlanda 

    5 years ago from US of A

    I'm glad you found this useful. This little tip came from my wife who kept on reminding me that I can use the bananas that are turning brown for this purpose. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  • peachpurple profile image


    5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    a useful way to use back those browned bananas. I always use them for cakes and smoothie. Now, i will bookmark this page for morning pancakes. Voted useful


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